CMoG to launch expansion

Jeffery Smith

The Corning Museum of Glass will hold a groundbreaking ceremony June 7 for its $64 million North Wing expansion project.

The event, which is open to the public, is set for 11 a.m. in the parking lot outside the expansion site on the northeast side of the CMoG complex.

The event will include presentations by CMoG leadership and officials from Corning Inc., which is funding the project.

People will also get a chance to check out the designs for the new wing, and architect Tom Phifer of New York City is expected to attend.

The project, expected to be finished in 2014, will convert the former Steuben Glass factory into a 100,000-square-foot new wing for the museum, adding a contemporary glass gallery and a 500-seat theater for glassblowing demonstrations.