Museum of Modern Art Expansion and Renovation
This complex intervention to MoMA's existing midtown building features 20 wall types and more than 30 types of glass and other finishes, such as black granite cladding and architecturally-exposed structural steel. The grand scale and minimalist aesthetic of the design for the 17-story addition called for enormous spans of glass to appear minimally supported. Heintges fulfilled this design requirement with thin, high-strength mullions and concealed anchoring. The integration of multiple, complex custom-designed systems, huge lites of glass, and almost jointless expanses of granite required extensive design, detailing, and strict quality control at the factory, all provided by Heintges.
The project also included restoration of Philip Johnson's 1964 East Wing façade as well as the 53rd Street façade by Philip S. Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone, each requiring special detailing to provide state-of-the-art thermal performance while preserving the building's original aesthetics and sightlines.
Expansion and renovation to the world's leading modern art museum, including preservation of canonical aspects of the existing buildings.
- Aluminum Panels
- Stone Cladding
- Insulating Glass Units
- Ceramic Frit
- Low-iron Glass
- Unitized Curtain Wall
- Structural Silicone Glazing
- Thermally Broken Enclosure System
New York, NY
Philip Johnson, Taniguchi & Associates, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Museum of Modern Art
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