New Renderings Reveal Interiors of Italian American Museum’s Little Italy Expansion

Italian American Museum, rendering courtesy Oved GroupItalian American Museum, rendering courtesy Oved Group

One week ago, YIMBY reported on the filing of demolition permits for the future Italian American Museum and associated residential building coming to Manhattan’s Little Italy. Today, we get a chance to look at new renderings, revealing an innovative Frank Stella-inspired white-wall interior. Oved Group and Nexus Development Group will be responsible for the development.

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

These new renderings also reveal the new logo for the museum, and that the façade along Mulberry Street will be white.

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

The interiors do resemble other significant cultural institutions, suggestive of the Museum’s ambition to be competitive in the market. It does have its own distinctive flair, similar to Stella’s piece, Harran II, featuring in a few of the images provided by the architectural firm op.AL.

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

Curbed was the first to reveal the renderings yesterday, shedding new light on the project. In an email with Jonathan Scelsa of op.AL, Scelsa noted that the Museum will have a separate entrance on Mulberry Street, with a 20-foot-tall central atrium, and a skylight on the ground floor to allow natural light for the lower levels.

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

Once complete, the institution hopes to expand on its presence to become an even more substantial anchor for Italian heritage in New York City. Construction is expected to wrap by 2019.

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5 Comments on "New Renderings Reveal Interiors of Italian American Museum’s Little Italy Expansion"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Not refuse to admire on new renderings reveal, so much colorful and beautiful.

  2. Jonathan A. Scelsa | January 18, 2018 at 10:13 am | Reply

    op.Architecture Landscape
    http://www.op-al.com

  3. Looks like a win win situation for all.

  4. I know things must change and 14.8 million is too much money to turn down, but I grieve for the loss of these 3 buildings. What’s the point of a Italian history museum when there is no evidence of a Little Italy in the neighborhood buildings.

  5. Mark A. Cassata | January 24, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Reply

    The new rendering doesn’t look very historical, too sleek, too slick.

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