It will rise near the MASS MoCA museum in North Adams, Massachusetts
Frank Gehry, the salty museum–building starchitect, has signed on to design a new offbeat cultural institution for the town of North Adams, Massachusetts: the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum. Tiny trains! Running past models of famous architecture! The idea is so oddly delightful that the $65 million, 83,000-square-foot museum might just be the attraction we didn’t know we needed.
The institution is the brainchild of former Guggenheim Museum director and a Mass MoCA founder Thomas Krens, who sees the building as the catalyst for a new “Bilbao Effect” in North Adams, helping to attract even more tourism and economic opportunity to the area. The railroad and architecture museum will be located just a few blocks from Mass MoCA, the town’s creative engine which wrapped up a massive expansion this spring.
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