Jeff Koons, Thomas Campbell Will Help Decide What the New Tappan Zee Bridge Looks Like

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office will soon select a design for the new Tappan Zee Bridge and, The Wall Street Journal reports, it will be aided in that task by a special “selection review team” made up of Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Thomas Campbell, the artist Jeff Koons and the architect Richard Meier, among others.

From The Journal:

They join a selection panel of technical advisers, finance experts and state officials who will weigh in on the design proposals from the remaining three bidders for the replacement of the Tappan Zee, the project Cuomo has made the heart of his much-publicized efforts on restoring state infrastructure.

The panel will weigh in, but not decide. A final choice on the winning bid will be made by the New York Thruway Authority Board of Directors this fall.

The new bridge will cost around $5 billion.