Metropolitan Museum of Art

Altieri Sebor Wieber Consulting Engineers have provided mechanical and electrical engineering services to the Metropolitan Museum of Art since participating in the museum master planning in 1970. During the last four decades the expansion has closely followed the master plan including the construction of over 800,000 ft2 of new space. In addition, the existing facility containing 1,400,000 ft2 has been substantially modernized. During this period, the approach to museum systems has changed considerably.

We have had the unique experience of participating in this process throughout. Many of the systems designed by our Firm have gone through their complete life cycle, offering us a complete perspective on their performance, maintainability, and energy efficiency.
Since the year 2000, we have provided services in connection with Phase II renovation of the Museum’s Greek and Roman galleries, including renewal of 4,000 tons of cooling tower, a new 600 ton chiller plant, replacement of the American Wing chiller plant, chilled water distribution improvements, and replacement and improvement of the south electrical service and distribution. During this period we also provided services in connection with a new central kitchen and central dining facilities, and renovation of the Islamic Galleries.
Work at the Museum continues today as we continue to assist the Museum in the improvement of their mechanical and electrical infrastructure. Most recently we have assisted the Museum in the coordination of their fire alarm systems filings, renovations to the American Wing, Wolf Galleries, Objects Conservation, and several other gallery renovation projects.

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Location: New York, NY

Completion Date: 1970 - Present

Architects: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates