A Different Kind of Elevator Museum

A peek at the intimate display; photo by Adrienne Grunwald for The New York Times

Though ELEVATOR WORLD readers may be familiar with museums that preserve elevator history, Alex Kalman’s “Mmuseumm” is a 36-sq.-ft. showroom inside an NYC freight elevator. “That is one-eighteen-thousandth the size of the Met,” The New York Times recently reported. “The only thing that is oversized about it is the name: Mmuseumm, with a couple of extra ‘m’s.'”

As you might expect, Kalman has expansion plans. Though he cannot build a wing onto his museum, he’s looking at another small space down the block: a storefront with a roll-up metal gate.

Be there tonight at Cortlandt Alley in TriBeCa for the opening ceremonies to this year’s season with an eclectic collection. They begin at 7 p.m. sharp, according to the Mmuesumm website.

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