The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (HMNVL)

Location: New York, NY 10028 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.745', W 73° 57.761'

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Founded in 1870, the museum originally opened at 681 Fifth Avenue, moved to 128 West 14th Street in 1873, and to this site in 1880. The first building in Central Park faced west and was designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. It was later enlarged by Arthur Tuckerman and Theodore Weston. in 1902 the Beaux Arts addition by Richard Morris Hunt, including the Great Hall established the main entrance on Fifth Avenue. McKim, Mead and White added wings north and south between 1911 and 1926. In 1971, Kevin Roche/John Dinkerloo & associates prepared a comprehensive plan completed with six major addition between 1975 and 1989.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed1989
Placed ByNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587531 N 4514751
Decimal Degrees40.77908333, -73.96268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.745', W 73° 57.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 44.70" N, 73° 57' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 5th Ave, New York NY 10028, US
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