As the controversy surrounding Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s plan to demolish the Folk Art Museum wanes, some very real questions about what to do with the building have arisen. One New York engineer, Nat Oppenheimer, has an idea. Oppenheimer is a principal at Robert Silman Associates, the firm responsible for moving the historic Empire Theater up the street in 1998. He wants to perform a similar urban slight-of-hand and transfer the Folk Art Museum down 53rd Street to make room for the MoMA expansion and its connection to the adjacent Tower Verre (MoMA Tower) by Jean Nouvel.
According to an article by Fred A. Bernstein, Oppenheimer wrote a letter to FAM architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien suggesting just that. “For enough money, you can do anything in New York,” he said. This got us thinking. Why stop down the street? What if the Folk Art Museum was transported somewhere else in New York City?
Amazing series archiveofaffinities!
The Beatles owe soooooo much to teenage girls for their success like i’m pretty sure it was teenage girls who were screaming and fainting at shows and buying all those records and not old ponytailed dudes or moody teen boys with bad hair? and somehow everyone forgets that when they’re yelling about “real music” and putting down teen girls for the performers they get excited about. like whatever. I see you.
how do boys look good without makeup
Because society hasn’t told boys they look bad without it
"Like, I just love all of my gays" Uggggh.
This weekend was a beautiful reunion. I’m so excited to spend another summer with you and wake up next to you every single day.
You’re a bigger and more vast person than anyone who I’ve ever been previously entangled with. I thought I had loved before, but it wasn’t near anything as immense and thorough as I feel for you now. This is a deep, true love, and I am so happy to share that with you.
Every single person I’ve met here is seriously lame