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Archtober Building of the Day: The Morgan Library & MuseumTour Renzo Piano's expansion and the newly restored McKim rooms.
When: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
Where:225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
The largest expansion in the Morgan's history, adding 75,000 square feet to the campus, was completed in 2006. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the project increases exhibition space by more than fifty percent and adds important visitor amenities. Piano's design integrates the Morgan's three historical buildings with three new modestly scaled steel-and-glass pavilions. A soaring central court connects the buildings and serves as a gathering place for visitors in the spirit of an Italian piazza.
Beginning in June 2010, The Morgan Library & Museum's iconic McKim building underwent the most extensive restoration of its interior spaces since its construction more than one hundred years ago. Providing new and expanded exhibition space for the institution, the project enabled the Morgan to share more treasures from its world-renowned permanent collection with the public.
Tour led by lead project engineer Scott Hughes of Robert Silman Associates.
A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2011.
Photo credit: Richard Cadan. The Morgan Library & Museum is a 2006 AIA New York Chapter Architecture Design Award Winner.
Event website: http://www.archtober.org