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The ‘New Norton:’ see what a $100 million expansion looks like


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A glass-walled sculpture colonnade will open onto a 9,000-square-foot sculpture garden

At the end of 2017, the old Norton Museum started coming down.

Now, the new Norton is rising up. 

 >> Related: Photos, videos of Norton Museum being demolished

 Along South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, the first visible markers of the Norton Museum of Art’s $100 million expansion are going up. After finishing with demolition of parts of the old building last year, construction crews are putting up concrete walls for the area that will eventually be a new auditorium space.

Renderings by the London design and architectural firm of Foster + Partners show it eventually looking like this:  

Museum spokesperson Scott Benarde said the expansion, including a sleek, white modernistic entrance along Dixie, is moving ahead smoothly as planned. The expansion and renovation is expected to be completed in December 2018.

In the meantime, here are more renderings from Foster + Partners of what they are dubbing “the New Norton.”

The white facade along Dixie Highway:  

The welcoming Great Hall:  

An aerial view of the interior landscaping and sculpture garden:  

 The dining pavilion:  

 The education center:  

The Special Event Room:  

The “New Norton” by the Numbers

  • Total square footage will grow from 117,720 to 123,039.
  • 35,574 square feet of existing space will be reconfigured.
  • 12,000 square feet of galleries will be added through new construction or re-configuring existing space.
  • Education space will more than double to 3,710 square feet.
  • The 1940s-era auditorium will be replaced by state-of-the-art 210-seat auditorium.
  • A glass-walled sculpture colonnade will open onto a 9,000-square-foot sculpture garden.

— Palm Beach Daily News


IF YOU GO:

THE NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

Where: 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach

Admission: Free

Information: Norton Museum’s website

See video and photos of demolition: PalmBeachPost.com/nortondemo


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