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MoMA has already announced plans to tear down the American Folk Art Museum. However it seems that the outrage from the decision has lead the institution to reconsider the demolition. The New York Times reports that MoMA will consider its options along with architects Diller, Scofidio + Renfro who have been hired to perform the institute's expansion.

Glenn D. Lowry, a MoMA director, said in a memo to institute that the DS+R has apparently “asked that they be given the time and latitude to carefully consider the entirety of the site, including the former American Folk Art Museum building, in devising an architectural solution to the inherent challenges of the project."

MoMA decided to say yes to the request, however this means the architects will have to fix the problem that called the demolition in the first place--that problem of course being the way MoMA and the American Folk Art Museum look like brothers from two different mothers. The structures have floors that do not properly line up and the buildings overall bear no resemblance to one another.

Although MoMA has considered other plans, the American Folk Art Museum isn't guaranteed to have a future. However DS+R is a firm that has the potential to turn the place around. They are an internationally renowned firm that boasts three decades of solid work. Let's see how this turns out.

[via Artinfo]