Site Preparation

This project is the first comprehensive upgrade to our buildings in over 85 years, and we are excited to be moving forward with this much-needed renovation and enhancement.  Preparatory work on the site will begin this fall, with construction scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021.

Fall 2020

Preparations will focus on interior protections and the 70th Street Garden:

  • A scrim has been erected behind the wrought-iron fence.
  • Architectural garden components will be photographed and cataloged before they are sent offsite for restoration
  • Three fruiting trees will be transported to a nursery, where they will be maintained for the duration of the project, ultimately to be replanted at the Frick following construction.
  • Trees that have outgrown the garden’s intended scale, or that have been damaged from storms or disease, will be removed then replaced following construction.
  • Five trees on the sidewalk—three of which are diseased—will be taken down then replaced at our expense.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Liz Daly, Community Relations Manager, either at or at (646) 783-5815.

The Frick has assembled a team of experts to oversee the garden’s restoration and reinstallation, in keeping with Page’s original vision.  If you would like to know more, read our announcements.

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