On Second Try, Robert Stern’s Proposal for Philly’s American Revolution Museum Approved

Development, East, Newsletter
Monday, April 7, 2014
.
Stern's new plan for the museum. (Courtesy NC3D for Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Stern’s new plan for the museum. (Courtesy NC3D for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

Weeks after the Philly Art Commission slammed Robert Stern’s proposal for the Museum for the American Revolution, he’s back with a new design. And good news for the starchitect—the commission likes it. They really, really like it. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the new plan was unanimously approved and building permits should be issued in the next few months. Unsurprisingly, Stern‘s altered design does not include the features, which the Commission called “Disneyesque.”

Stern's original proposal  MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. (RENDERING NC3D.)

Stern’s original proposal MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. (RENDERING NC3D.)

“Architects replaced a cupola with a less-glaring, square-edged element lower on the building; reworked the front entrance on Third; and added to the facade on Chestnut a large lobby window and full-size bas-relief replica along the sidewalk of John Trumbull’s famous painting hanging in the Capitol Rotunda, The Signing of the Declaration of Independence,” reported the paper.

2 Responses to “On Second Try, Robert Stern’s Proposal for Philly’s American Revolution Museum Approved”

  1. JR says:

    A side-by-side comparison image would be helpful for those of us who are abstract-challenged. Thankyou.

  2. Pierre says:

    Is the American, Revolution or Museum part of this building behind all of this safe, uninspiring banality?

Post new comment

Name (required)

E-Mail (required)

Advertise on The Architect's Newspaper.

Submit your competitions for online listing.

Submit your events to AN's online calendar.




Archives

Categories

Copyright © 2014 | The Architect's Newspaper, LLC | AN Blog Admin Log in. The Architect's Newspaper LLC, 21 Murray Street 5th Floor | New York, New York 10007 | tel. 212.966.0630
Creative Commons License