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The Met to get 180K sf new wing

Sir David Chipperfield-led project to include a new rooftop terrace

January 20, 2016 08:30AM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side (inset: Daniel Brodsky)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side (inset: Daniel Brodsky)

The Met’s new addition will no doubt be a work of art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is planning a new 180,000-square-foot expansion.

The project, led by British architect Sir David Chipperfield, will include new space for galleries that house art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, along with operational space, the New York Post reported.

“It will be no higher than the existing buildings that are there,” the Brodsky Organization’s Daniel Brodsky, who serves as the chairman of the museum’s board, told the Post. “It goes down and up to a rooftop with a terrace.”

The landmarked, 2 million-square foot museum, located on Fifth Avenue at East 82nd street, completed a new $65 million entrance plaza last year.

Last year, it issued $250 million in bonds last year to fund infrastructure projects, the Post reported.

The Museum of American History is also planning an addition, totaling 218,000 square feet. It’s projected to cost $325 million. [NYP]Ariel Stulberg

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