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New renderings for Frick expansion unveiled

Additional details have also been released

June 15, 2014 10:00AM

A rendering of the Frick

A rendering of the Frick

WEEKENDEDITION Last week, officials at the Frick Collection announced plans to build a new six-story wing that will hold 60,000 square feet of new exhibition space. Now new renderings by Davis Brody Bond Architects and Planners have emerged.

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The expansion will grow the total space at 1 East 70th Street by roughly one-third — pending Landmarks Preservation Commission approval. Plans call for the new wing to connect the museum with the art reference library on East 71st Street. In the process a private, gated garden will be torn down, and a new rooftop garden will be created.

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And with the renderings, new details have also been released. The expansion would add a gallery space on the first floor, as well as opening several second-story rooms for the first time, according to Curbed. It will also feature two new classrooms, a new study room, and an updated conservation lab and auditorium. The building will also be receiving updates, such as an enlarged entrance hall, new elevators and a new shop. [Curbed] Christopher Cameron

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