05.02.11

Interior Restoration of Morgan Library Honored

The Preservation League of New York State has selected the interior restoration of the Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library, designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The League's statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York State's irreplaceable architectural heritage.

The interior restoration of Pierpont Morgan's library is the most extensive since the building's completion in 1906. The Italianate library, designed in the spirit of the High Renaissance by McKim Mead and White, was created as the private domain of financier Pierpont Morgan. It ranks as one of New York's great architectural and historical treasures, and its rooms are regarded as some of the most beautiful in America.

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