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With Governor Eliot Spitzer, Congressman Charles B. Rangel and Borough President Scott Springer

The Museum for African Art and their development partner Brickman broke ground ( September 20th at 9:00 am.) on their mixed use project which will include the Museum for African Art and new residential condominiums at 1280 Fifth Avenue. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is designing the building which will be located at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street.

Participating in the ceremony were Governor Eliot Spitzer, Congressman Charles B. Rangel and Borough President Scott Springer who joined Elsie McCabe, the museum's president, Jonathan Green (CEO, Rockefeller Development Corp and Co-Chair of the Museum's Board of Trustees), as well as Rod O'Connor and Kathy Corton from Brickman the developer.

The first museum building built on New York's Museum Mile since the completion of The Guggenheim in 1959, the Museum for African Art's new building will encompass approximately 80,0000 gross square feet wiith 16,000 gross square feet of soaring exhibition space, including an outdoor and indoor event space, theatre, education center, library, classrooms, restaurant and gift shop. The residential tower at 1280 Fifth will contain 102 units from the 4th to the 19th floor.

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