Trending
Preview "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles"
MAD's Sky Village will appear in the A+D Museum's inaugural ...
ASID Reports Good News for Industry 2015/2016 Recovery
With the release of the Interior Design 2015/16 Outlook and ...
Studio Libeskind Reveals Plans for Rome's Three Towers
Rome's future Three Towers by Studio Libeskind. Image by Studio ...
5 NeoCon Takeaways: Wellness, Privacy, Ottomans and More
Every year, NeoCon arrives as the harbinger of new product ...
10 Questions With... Kim Herforth Nielsen
Danish architect Kim Herforth Nielsen has pushed envelopes across the ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Which flooring trend are you dying to specify?

    Calendar Upcoming Events
    Jul 12
    Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Interior Design's re:Source Los Angeles 2015

    Jul 19
    Nashville, TN, United States

    BITAC Purchasing & Design East 2015

    Jul 21
    New York, NY

    The 11th Annual First Look

    Aug 02
    Las Vegas, NV, United States

    Las Vegas Market Summer 2015

    Aug 30
    New York, NY, United States

    BITAC Global 2015


    Close Search by date

    or See All Upcoming Events

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    Grimshaw Opens Newly Expanded Queens Museum

    Queens Museum Press Conference Queens Museum press conference. Photography by Scott Rudd.


    Concluding an eight-year process, the Queens Museum has finally reopened to the public. Grimshaw was selected through the City of New York’s Design Excellence Program to head the project, which is the museum’s latest renovation since Rafael Viñoly Architect’s work in 1994.


    The new expansion more than doubles the space, bringing the total square footage to 105,000. Previously, the museum shared the New York City Building with the World’s Fair Ice Rink. With the completion of the project, the museum now occupies the entire building. The former ice rink area is now a glowing room with 48-foot-tall ceilings and a series of overhead lights. In addition to an enlarged exhibition space, the renovation brings new rooms for educational programs, performance spaces, a café, a larger bookstore and museum shop, and eight artist studios. The exterior façade also received some updates, while still maintaining the integrity of the original structure. These changes have allowed the museum to expand its programming and begin the Queens Museum Studio Residency Program.


    Queens Museum Staircase InteriorQueens Museum Interior. Photography by Richard Yoo/Grimshaw.


    To commemorate the successful project, a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by such notable figures as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall was held on October 30. During the celebration, it was announced that an extension is also planned, scheduled for completion in 2015. This will allow for a branch of the Queens Library to join the museum.


    Queens International 2013 InstallationQueens International 2013, installation view. From left to right: Liu Ho-Jang, Exchange Project, 2013; and Ander Mikalson, Score for Two Dinosaurs, 2012- 2013. 


    Peter Schumann Installation Shot Peter Schumann Installation at the Queens Museum. Photography by Dominick Totino.

    industry_article_detail_central_zone