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Albright Knox Expansion Project

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 23:25:01-04

Updated renderings are out for the new, multi-million dollar Albright Knox Art Gallery expansion project.

The project will expand the current gallery by 50,000 sqft  and will feature an underground gallery as well as a floating gallery.

The expansion will be built on current Albright-Knox space, and it would move parking underground to make room for gallery and green space.

Albright Knox officials say this project provides an opportunity for the gallery to showcase art it usually doesn't have the ability to.

"At the present time we are able to show about 2.5 percent of our collection we have hundreds of masterpieces in storage at all times we can't share them with the public," said Janne Siren. "It's our aspiration to more than double our space with the new expansion you will see a cultural resurgence."

The whole expansion is set to cost 155-million dollars.  They still need to raise thirty million dollars to meet their goal.

It's a lot of money, but officials hope it will secure the future of this iconic building. 

The expansion project is expected to take five years and be completed in the fall of 2021.