Thursday, March 25, 2010

☞ ARCHITECTURE: New Addition At 1280 Fifth

The new building for the Museum for African Art at 1280 Fifth Avenue is coming along nicely. Walking by yesterday, we saw that the striking building is in the process of constructing the unique, geometrically stacked windows on the lower floors. This architectural element seemed to have been more complicated since the majority of the building had been erected before these distinct windows were put in place. There's also a box like addition that started construction recently at the far right of the building but the end result of that wing will not be as dramatic. Read more about the newest addition to the Museum Mile and the condos that will be in this location in our past post: LINK. The Museum for African Art is at the northeast corner of Central Park North and can be reached by the 2,3 express train at 110th Street and is slated to open in later in 2010. Photo by Ulysses


  1. The museum is a beuatiful addition to a rapidly changing neighborhood. This section of Harlem is evolving faster than most. it will be interesting to see what happens next.

  2. I think it a damn shame the people of Harlem will not be able to afford the money this place is asking for. What ever happen to housing for the homeless. Poor people now have no place to live where they could lay their head. Somebody should tear that building down I would be to happy to see that happen when homeless people have no place to live