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Ex-folk art museum in N.Y. may escape demolition

Architects to decide in MoMA expansion

NEW YORK — After impassioned protests from prominent architects, preservationists, and design critics, the Museum of Modern Art said Thursday that it would reconsider its decision to demolish its next-door neighbor, the former home of the American Folk Art Museum, to make room for an expansion.

In a board meeting Thursday, the directors selected the architecture firm Diller Scofidio & Renfro to design the expansion and to determine whether to keep any of the existing structure.

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