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New Museum Art and Sculpture Exhibitions

New York, NY

Market: Cultural
New Museum Art and Sculpture Exhibitions
New Museum Art and Sculpture Exhibitions
New Museum Art and Sculpture Exhibitions

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, a leading destination for new art and new ideas, is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is the first major museum constructed from the ground up in Lower Manhattan.  SGH was the structural engineer of record for the iconic building and for several of their exhibitions.

Scope | Solutions

SGH worked with New Museum to design structural systems to support the following exhibitions. Highlights of the projects are noted below.

Ugo Rondinone: Hell Yes! – 7 December 2007 to 13 November 2010

SGH designed cable supports and tie-backs to the museum facade for the rainbow sign, which was originally created in 2001 to announce New Museum’s opening and now part of their permanent collection.

Isa Genzken: Rose II – 13 November 2010 to 21 August 2013

We designed the stem’s base support and tether to the fourth-floor parapet for a 28 ft rose sculpture that appeared to grow from the building setback.

Carsten Hller: Experience – 26 October 2011 to 22 January 2012

SGH reviewed structural calculations submitted to the New York City Department of Building and designed structural supports and large openings in the third- and fourth-floor concrete slabs for a slide designed by Josef Wiegand GMBH & Co. We also designed infill slabs for the floor openings after the exhibit was removed.

Chris Burden: Extreme Measures – 2 October 2013 to 12 January 2014

SGH analyzed the existing roof structure and designed a structural steel frame to support twin, 36 ft tall skyscraper sculptures, evoking the “Twin Towers” atop the museum roof. We also designed steel outriggers and a cable structure with tiebacks to support a 35 ft ghost ship that appeared to float above the sidewalk.

Hans Haacke: All Connected – 24 October 2019 to 26 January 2020

We analyzed the existing floor framing and evaluated the plinth structure supporting the Gift Horse sculpture—a bronze horse skeleton adorned with an LED ribbon streaming stock prices in real time.

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