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Home Sweet Home: NYC Drawing Center Expansion Is Better Than A New Building

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he New York City institution, founded in 1977, had been searching for bigger digs for years. It was originally part of the redevelopment at Ground Zero, until its “political” art programming scared off the authorities. Next was the South Street Seaport, where it had plans to build a $60 million museum, but the financial downturn squashed that plan. But an unexpected opportunity presented itself in 2010, when the apartment above the original Drawing Center became available.

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