Metropolitan Museum of Art

1865-1899ManhattanMuseum

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, Statele Unite ale Americii

ARCHITECTS
Richard Morris Hunt, Richard Howland Hunt, consulting architect George B. Post

BUILT 1902

INTERIOR DESIGNATED 1977

DESIGNATED AREAS
Main floor interior consisting of:
● Entrance vestibule
● Great Hall
● Passageway connecting the Great Hall with the Grand Staircase
● Corridors which flank the Grand Staircase at the north and south
Grand staircase leading from the main floor to the second floor
Second floor interior consisting of:
● Hall and balconies encircling the Great Hall and the Grand Staircase
All vaults and domes above these halls and balconies and above the Great Hall

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Excerpt from Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report:

“The Commission further finds that, among its important qualities, the interior spaces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the main floor and second floor linked by the great stairway are vital parts of the museum complex; that the grandeur of the Museum structure and its magnificent interior spaces are a fitting complement to the greatness of the institution; that these grand interiors are a tribute to the talent of Richard Morris Hunt, one of the leading architects of this country; that the Museum occupies an imposing and architecturally distinctive complex of buildings in a prominent location on Fifth Avenue; that the Museum is the most renowned institution of its kind in the United States and one of the finest art museums in the world; and that the Museum is a vital part of the artistic life of New York City.”