Greener, Updated Infrastructure
The Frick’s buildings have not undergone a comprehensive renewal since they first opened to the public in 1935. There is a pressing need to replace outdated—in some cases, original—infrastructure with modern and more energy-efficient systems. The Frick buildings will be renovated to include:
- Modernized, museum-quality heating, air conditioning, lighting, electrical, and fire-prevention systems
- New insulation and waterproofing of windows, doors, roofing, and the underside of the 70th Street Garden to ensure better climate control and prevent water infiltration
- Full skylight replacement over the West, Oval, and East Galleries and the Garden Court, a project made possible by the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
These critically needed upgrades will safeguard the institution and its collections for future generations. The Frick will pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the project.