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Landmarks Commission Approves Morgan Library Plan

The Conservancy supported a proposal for improvements along the 36th Street side of the Morgan complex, at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday, October 29. The plan features new landscaping and lighting at the Morgan Library, the Italian-Renaissance masterpiece designed by Charles McKim and completed in 1906.

Pavers and plantings will be set in a geometric pattern that echoes design elements found within the building. The new pathways will increase accessibility. An elegant lighting scheme will brighten a dark stretch of 36th Street, with a focus on the magnificent entry loggia. And new signage across the Morgan complex will replace outdated information in a uniform program.

The Commissioners’ vote was unanimous. Work is expected to be completed next fall.

MORGAN LIBRARY – 36th Street Site Enhancements

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