New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York: Wait for the elevator

I’ve mentioned the New Museum of Contemporary Art before, in the Disabling Museum posts from several months ago. On a recent visit to New York City, we found that the lobby has the same awkward features. In order to access the exhibition galleries, which are all on higher floors, you pretty much have to line up and wait for an elevator.

A big, slow elevator. 

The other choice is a small, slow elevator.

The stairs are an afterthought.

The result: big, awkward crowds gather in the lobby at regular intervals, shuffle into the elevators, and begin to gather again. A few brave souls head up the stairs, but most people don’t want to make the four to five story climb.


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