Back on Saturday, workers removed the sidewalk bridge and scaffolding from around the former Chase branch on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place...
... the future home of the Swiss Institute...
As previously reported, the nonprofit cultural center will open on June 21.
And via a news release:
The inaugural exhibition is titled "Readymades Belong to Everyone," marking the 3rd edition of SI’s Annual Architecture & Design Series. This exhibition is curated by Fredi Fischliand Niels Olsen, directors of exhibitions at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architectures at ETH, Zurich, and will track a history of exchange between artists and architects employing found objects associated with urban space.
The revamped building will create spaces for exhibitions, projects and public programs ... as well as a library, bookstore and rooftop garden.
[Rendering via the Swiss Institute]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Swiss Institute moving into the former Chase branch on 2nd Avenue and St. Mark's Place