Restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan's Library Roof

We are getting a new roof over our heads! For the first time in the McKim, Mead, & White building’s 112-year history we are undergoing a complete roof replacement with a team of experts.

In this video, Slawomir Wiszowaty, discusses the work the roofers are doing to complete this project. As the project foreman for the exterior restoration contractors, Nicholson & Galloway, Inc., Wiszowaty and his team are diligently removing and replacing the decades-old roof. The work requires time and precision from the skilled team of roofers to complete the project.

While not seen by visitors, our new sparkling white roof is a primary component in preserving our collections and our architecture. Our visitors are often looking up inside our library building—at our ornate ceilings and impressive collection of books—and this new roof is essential to protecting our building.

Lead sponsorship provided by the Charina Endowment Fund, Inc., Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc., @morgan.stanley, Katharine J. Rayner, Mrs. Oscar de la Renta, The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc., and public funds from the City of New York through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and Council Member Keith Powers. cc @sandenwolff