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Second phase of Cleveland Museum of Art renovation gets go ahead

Trustees of the Cleveland Museum of Art have voted unanimously to embark on the second major phase of a $350 million expansion and renovation. The vote, however, only authorises the first half of the remaining work, which includes completing exterior façades and the raw interior structure of a new West Wing and central atrium. Trustees will vote again in June on whether to proceed with the final stages, including completion of interior floors, walls and ceilings, and the installation of art in galleries devoted to textiles, pre-Columbian and Asian art.

Al Rankin, president of the museum's board said:"I am absolutely committed to having this project proceed through to its full completion."

The second phase construction which has now been approved would leave the museum looking finished from the outside by the end of 2011. If work stopped at that point, offices, galleries and public spaces would be left raw inside the atrium, the West Wing and a multi-storey structure on the north side of the atrium.

Viñoly devised plans in the early 2000s to revive the original design principles of the museum. His design called for demolition of the museum's 1958 and 1983 expansions. Two new wings on the west and east would link the museum's neoclassical 1916 building to the modern-style 1971 Education Wing designed by Marcel Breuer.

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