Construction is nearly complete on the new, seven-story New York City Korea Center in Murray Hill, the new home of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. The visually striking building will feature 35,600 square feet, an all-glass façade, and a sculptural crown made from bronze-toned slats designed to draw all eyes upward.
The building will be the new home of the cultural institution that opened in Murray Hill in 2020 to highlight Korean art and other contributions to American culture.
Promoting Art and Understanding
The center aims to foster a greater understanding of Korea through education, artistry, and research. It serves as an incubator for Korean-American artists who want to create projects that explore their experiences living in New York City.
The new building will feature artist's studios, three cultural and community space zones, public areas, semi-public lecture rooms, and private administrative offices. It will also have a below-grade 200-seat theater, a second-floor exhibition space, a third-floor library with books and DVDs in both English and Korean, cooking facilities and an arts and crafts center on the fourth floor, classrooms and multi-purpose rooms on the fifth floor, and administrative offices on the sixth and seventh floors.
People can study the Korean language and culture at various levels in the Center, from basic vocabulary and phrases and an introduction to Korean history, geography, and culture to conversational practice with students and faculty. The center will also host traditional dance performances, Korean film screenings, expert lectures, and classes on Korean cooking, dance, and martial arts.
Adding Value to the Neighborhood
The stunning new building will, no doubt, drive interest in Murray Hill, and could drive up prices in the area as businesses and tourists flock to be nearer to this new gem.
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