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The New York Times: “Africa Center Looks to Close Fund-Raising Gap, and Open Its Doors”

The Africa Center Building on Fifth Avenue
Photo: Sam Hodgson for The New York Times
The New York Times, March 24, 2017

“The building that houses the Africa Center, a Harlem institution devoted to African art and policy, has been completed for several years now. But fund-raising obstacles have prevented the center’s space itself from opening.

Recently, though, the center posted a computer simulation on its website that provides a glimpse of what its headquarters may eventually look like. And it has announced efforts that will be made by its new board president, Halima Aliko Dangote, to close the funding gap.

The simulation shows how the center, built as part of a luxury condo development at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street, is expected to be transformed into an elegant white-walled space. According to the video, there will be a public atrium on the ground floor, galleries and a theater on the second floor and offices and meeting rooms on the third floor as well as a terrace with views of Central Park.”


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