Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York is housed in a brick and limestone Georgian Colonial Revival building designed by Joseph J. Freedlander and constructed in 1929.  The individually designated NYC landmark was designed to house the museum‘s significant collection of artifacts related to the history of the city.

The museum has undertaken a multi-phased restoration and modernization program to create a state-of-the-art museum environment within the historic building, achieving a LEED Silver rating.  As preservation consultants to Ennead Architects, Li/Saltzman Architects focused on and historic interior components to be retained as part of the new design and the restoration of the building envelope.  LSA’s work included the restoration of the original interior marble flooring, wood paneling, and wall sconces; replacement of the wood and metal windows, and restoration of the 5 story brick and marble facades.