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MoMA tower gets council OK

October 29, 2009|Associated Press

The Museum of Modern Art's proposal for a new 82-story tower has cleared its final hurdle. The New York City Council voted Wednesday to approve the plan for a 1,000-foot mixed-use tower on West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

The museum already has its main exhibition space on that block. The MoMA website says the museum will gain approximately 40,000 square feet of new gallery space -- a 30% increase. The building plan also calls for 150 residential apartments and 100 hotel rooms.

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