New design museum coming to Midtown

January 12, 2010 11:04AM

The Milan-based Triennale Design Museum has signed a 15-year lease for 18,067 square feet of space at 40 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, to serve as the museum’s first U.S. location, according to a press release from Cushman & Wakefield, which represented Triennale. The Midtown location, across from the Museum of Modern Art, will be the third Triennale outpost worldwide — the other two are located in Tokyo and Milan. The newly leased space is expected to showcase a 10,000-square-foot exhibition area, a 3,000-square-foot café and a 3,000-square-foot museum shop. The museum is expected to open in May. TRD


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