Just one year after work began on the new Jackie Robinson Museum, Gensler has returned to the Landmarks Preservation Commission with proposals to install new signage and lighting along exterior portions of the building. Located within One Hudson Square at 75 Varick Street, the institution will honor the life and legacy of the Brooklyn Dodgers legend.
The 18,500 square-foot museum is expected to debut Spring 2019 and will include permanent exhibitions, retracting walls to create flexible event space, and a reference library.
Today, newly proposed scope of work includes the installation of a metal plaque at the building’s southern tip, fabric banners along Varick Street, illuminated entry signage, and an interior, street-facing scrim wall system that would feature a series of contextual graphics.
“The Jackie Robinson Museum, to be constructed in downtown Manhattan, will commemorate the life and legacy of a true American hero through an exploration of civil rights history that will educate, challenge and inspire people to pursue a life of achievement and purpose,” said Joseph Plumeri, chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation National Legacy Campaign, in an official press release.