Gallery: The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With ...

Additionally, the first phase saw the construction of a brand new, climate-controlled curatorial center and additional gallery. Before this renovation began, the museum had been largely unaltered since its opening in 1932. Climate-control is vital to modern museums' preservation of their artworks, but before 2008, MCNY operated with an inefficient heating system and window air-conditioners.

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