Permits Filed for Expansion of Studio Museum of Harlem, 144 West 125th Street

Permits have been filed for a six-story building at 144 West 125th Street, in Harlem, Manhattan. The new structure will add to the Studio Museum of Harlem, an international center for contemporary artists of African descent. In September the institution announced a $175 million capital campaign to help fund construction, and the development will be a private-public initiative in partnership with the City of New York.

Lobby in Studio Museum of Harlem, design by Adjaye Associates

The new structure will replace the existing building, a century-old commercial site adapted for museum use in the 1980’s. It will rise to a height of 122 feet, and yield 83,820 square feet for the community facility.

Hall in Studio Museum of Harlem, design by Adjaye Associates

The permit specifies a large auditorium built into the ground floor and cellar, as well as storage space for art, galleries on floors two through


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