Morning Headlines: Art Commission Approves Stern Redesign of Museum of American Revolution

Spot the differences?

Former rendering of the future museum.

Former rendering of the future museum.

It’s not set in stone, but the redesign of the Museum of the American Revolution has received approval from Philadelphia’s Art Commission, which sent Robert A.M. Stern architects back to the drawing board last February. Can you spot the differences between the old design (above) and the new one below?:

Although yesterday’s vote was a proverbial thumbs up for “the process of applying for building permits and preparing construction plans,” according to the Inquirer’s Maria Panaritis, it’s next month’s commission vote that would officially “formalize the approval.”

Demolition prepping for the former Independence National Historical Park visitors center is planned for sometime next week and would start with setting up a fence and removing asbestos from the building.

Key approval for Museum of the American Revolution [Inquirer]

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