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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Renovating and redeveloping one of the world’s most celebrated museums

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53rd Street in New York has been instrumental in developing and collecting modernist art, and hosts one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. Its collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media. MoMA sought to renovate 50,000sq.ft. of its new gallery space, and ultimately to increase overall gallery space. Linesight’s in-depth local knowledge and expertise led to our appointment on this truly remarkable redevelopment project.  

Working closely with the architects as MoMA’s independent cost advisor

Linesight provided expert independent Cost Management services to MoMA, and worked closely with the architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with executive architects Gensler, to refine plans for MoMA’s renovation and expansion to maximize capital investment. 

Increasing the total area to maximize gallery space

  • The total area of the renovated museum is 744,000 square feet – an increase of 17%
  • Ultimately, overall gallery space increased by a remarkable 30%
An increase of 30% in overall gallery space
630,000sq.ft. Confidential