Greek and Roman Galleries / Wing K Expansion

As part of the implementation of the Museum's capital improvement plan, "Wing K" was expanded, involving the complete transformation of a space that once housed the Museum's restaurant, as well as the addition of a completely new mezzanine level. The wing, originally designed by McKim, Mead & White, has been artfully restored to serve its original purpose of housing Greek and Roman art and now displays nearly all of the collection, when only half of it could be displayed prior to the renovation.

The focal point of the Greek and Roman Galleries is the Leon Levy and Shelby White Court, which features an impressive two-story peristyle (a colonnade within a building enclosing an open court) with Ionic columns. The atrium is flooded with natural light from a new skylight, contributing to the majestic atmosphere. The original black and white Tessera tile was carefully preserved and a new black marble fountain installed. New mechanical and electrical systems were also installed.

Project Name: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Wing K
Project Location: New York, New York
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Project Type: Institutional, Renovation
RCDolner Role: Construction Manager
Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates