The International Center of Photography has announced plans to reunite the museum and the ICP school in a new location on the Lower East Side on Ludlow Street. The ICP will serve as the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing, a $1.5 billion mixed-use project.
The ICP School, which serves more than 3,500 students each year, will make the move downtown in summer 2019. The ICP Museum will also shift from its current space at 250 Bowery to Essex Crossing in early 2019, following the close of its fall 2018 exhibition program.
ICP’s new home will be a four-story building, running a full city block between Ludlow and Essex Streets. The center will also occupy two additional floors in the adjacent residential building at 242 Broome, a 14-story, 55-unit luxury building designed by SHoP Architects and currently under construction. The residential portion of the building is scheduled to open in early 2018.