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Petitioning The Museum of Modern Art and 1 other
This petition will be delivered to:
The Museum of Modern Art
Director
Glenn D Lowry

Save the former American Folk Art Museum from Demolition

The American Folk Art Museum is one of the most significant buildings in the oeuvre of modern architecture, furthermore it is arguably the crowning achievement of the careers of celebrated architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. In an era where we strive to be sustainable and considerate of our environment, what kind of precedent does this set that buildings are disposable things with life spans less than 15 years?


Letter to
The Museum of Modern Art
Director Glenn D Lowry
I am contacting you to request that you reverse MOMA's decision to demolish the former American Folk Art Museum. This building is one of the most significant in the oeuvre of modern architecture, furthermore it is arguably the crowning achievement of celebrated architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's careers. In an era where we strive to be sustainable and considerate of our environment, what kind of precedent does this set that buildings are disposable objects with life spans less than 15 years? Please pursue other more creative avenues of expansion that do not include demolishing the American Folk Art Museum.