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Exhibition Detail
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

January 23rd, 2013 - September 15th, 2013
January 23rd, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
© Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York
upper east side
10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday through Friday, and 10 AM to 8:30 PM on Saturday
installation, models

Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers showcases innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people, and will feature a full-sized, flexibly furnished micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet – a size prohibited in most areas of the city.  Visitors to the exhibition will see models and drawings of housing designs by architectural teams commissioned in 2011 by Citizens Housing & Planning Council, in partnership with the Architectural League of New York. The exhibition also presents winning designs from the Bloomberg administration’s recently launched pilot competition to test new housing models, as well as examples set by other cities in the United States and around the world, including Seattle, Providence, Montreal, San Diego, and Tokyo.

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