The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing proposals from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to renovate and replace deteriorating elements of the building’s exterior. Areas of focus include the signature sloped glass façades and skylights above the Rockefeller Wing and the Temple of Dendur.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permits have been filed for a new building at 799 Fort Washington Avenue, in the Met’s Cloisters Museum, in Fort Tyron Park, Fort George, Manhattan. The site is within the Cloister’s current site. The Dyckman Street Subway Station is nearby, serviced by the A trains. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is responsible for the development.
Daniel Brodsky is planning to build a 180,000 square-foot addition to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, between East 80th and 84th streets on the Upper East Side. According to the New York Post, the expansion would include a Southwest Wing to showcase modern and contemporary art, and possibly additional galleries for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas exhibits. The expansion will be designed by David Chipperfield Architects and won’t rise taller than the existing two-million-square-foot art museum. Plans will have to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission because the structure is an individual landmark (with additional interior landmarked spaces; it’s also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places). Brodsky recently completed the museum’s $65 million David H. Koch Plaza, which runs along Fifth Avenue in front of the building.