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If You Live Near The Menil Collection, Listen For The Bulldozers

As has been reported, the Menil Collection is looking to expand and has hired a British architect for the job, because getting updates on construction is so much classier when it's done in a haughty accent.

The Menil owns a lot of property around its current location -- that's why the bungalows are color-coordinated -- so there's no telling what it will do. The museum's property extends out to Richmond Avenue, where Metro's light-rail line will be placed, over the protests of at least some residents.

What will the new Menil look like? The ever-vigilant Swamplot has scoured out the designs a British website used in its story on the selection of the ever-so-Britishly named David Chipperfield.

And voila:


Hey, where'd all those bungalows go?

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