NYC's Museum of Modern Art unveils revised expansion plan

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Posted: Jan 27, 2016 6:10 PM
NYC's Museum of Modern Art unveils revised expansion plan

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Museum of Modern Art has unveiled a revised expansion plan.

MoMa announced a preliminary design two years ago. The new plan was made public Tuesday.

The work will add about 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, enhance galleries and replace a 1939 staircase that was removed.

A plan to build a new entrance to its sculpture garden has been scrapped.

There will be a reconfigured lobby to address overcrowding.

The street-level museum store will be moved downstairs. Second-floor retail space will also be added next to the museum cafe.

The three-phase, $400 million project is expected to be completed in 2019 or 2020.

The museum will remain open throughout the construction. The first phase starts next week.