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

The South Wing of the museum was completely modernized during phase two, and new administration offices were constructed on the fourth and fifth floors. Three high-tech classrooms were created in the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center, the museum shop was redesigned and relocated, and historical elements throughout the building, including parts of the facade, were restored. However, preservation of all of the exterior's decoration could not be done because of budget constraints.

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