Restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan's Library: Overview

Since our announcement on February 14, 2019, we have been working hard with a team of skilled experts on the $12.6 million exterior restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library. Over the next several months we will be sharing behind the scenes moments of the restoration, featuring important aspects of this project.

Completed in 1906, the McKim, Mead & White designed building is one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture in the United States. This is the first comprehensive exterior restoration in the landmark building’s 112-year history and will help to preserve the building for generations to come. The restoration focuses on several main areas of the building’s exterior, including a roof replacement, conservation treatment to the roof, façade, loggia, and sculptures, and a campus-wide landscape design.

Lead sponsorship provided by the Charina Endowment Fund, Inc., Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc., Katharine J. Rayner, Mrs. Oscar de la Renta, and The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc. Major Corporate Sponsor: @morgan.stanley. The project is also supported with public funds from the City of New York through the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.