Plans for the 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island were approved earlier this week, with crews holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the site yesterday, Curbed NY reported. The main feature of the FXFOWLE Architects-designed structure, of course, will be its museum, which will include a mural called The Liberty Star, the Immersive Theater, the Engagement Gallery, and the Inspiration Gallery. There will also be a bookstore and administrative offices. The project is a joint effort by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., and the National Park Service. Openning is expected in 2019.
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Renderings have been revealed of the new 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum to be located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The structure is designed by FXFOWLE Architects. As reported over the summer, ESI Design will be responsible for the interior spaces. The museum will include a gallery, a theater, a bookstore, and administrative offices. It will also sport a walk-up rooftop terrace accessible from the pedestrian plaza.
A new free-standing, 20,000-square-foot museum is being developed at the Statue of Liberty National Monument, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The museum would replace the one currently located at the base of the statue, according to the Wall Street Journal. It would be able to accommodate 1,000 to 1,200 visitors per hour, and will include a gallery area, a theater, a bookstore, and administrative offices. FXFOWLE Architects has already been tasked to design the the museum, while ESI Design will be responsible for the interiors and exhibition space. The new building first has to be approved, and construction is estimated to take roughly two years. It would be built to the northwest of Flagpole Plaza on a vacant swath of land. Financing is being raised through the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. The National Park Service (NPS) maintains the property.
Now there’s something you don’t see every day, but it is something that was familiar to Parisians during the late 1800s. The Statue of Liberty began construction in 1877, and was completed piece by piece. The statue…