Liberty Island’s Planned 26,000-Square-Foot Statue Of Liberty Museum Approved

Statue of Liberty MuseumStatue of Liberty Museum. Rendering via Curbed NY.

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.

Statue of Liberty Museum

Statue of Liberty Museum. Rendering by FXFOWLE Architects.

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3 Comments on "Liberty Island’s Planned 26,000-Square-Foot Statue Of Liberty Museum Approved"

  1. Museum arrives in Statue of Liberty, disembarrass with grass, trees and water without dislike.

  2. An excruciatingly overwrought, and tortured piece of ‘Portland skater’, showoff, ‘pseudo-naturalist’, ‘post-industrial’ kitsch —- not to mention what, in its gratuitous and cacophonous complexity has to be a bear of a construction job and a guaranteed budget-busting extravaganza.

    Inappropriate in image, theme and feeling to the program and site.

    A simple standing-seam weathered copper or slate-roofed pavillion / shed in the manner of Olmsted-Vaux would strike the proper note, accommodate program without acrobatics and come in at half the cost of this elaborate and outrè confection.

    Redesign please.

  3. We must ask: How would an Architect Selection Committee with Bartholdi and Hunt as co-chairs and Stanford White, further advising act here?

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