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1000 5th Avenue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, application for the modification to the screens in the interior landmark Great Hall

At the regularly scheduled monthly Community Board Five meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2023, the following resolution passed with a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 0 abstaining:

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an Individual Landmark built 1864-1990 and designed in stages by Vaux and Mould, R.M. Hunt, McKim Mead and White and others in a Beaux Arts style museum; and

WHEREAS, The application is for the modification to the multi-media screens that were granted temporary approval by LPC during the pandemic, and now seeking permanent installation approval in the interior landmark Great Hall; and

WHEREAS, The planned changes affecting the Landmark are summarized as follows:
i. (4) four digital display screens in the vestibule adjacent to the Great Hall; two (2) on the
North side and two (2) on the South side will be centered between the columns on access with the pendant light,  ii. the proposed screens are 6’-2” wide x 3’-6” high, projecting less than 4” from the wall and 3’-3” above the floor, and are slightly smaller than the temporally installed screens; iii. the screens are wall mounted to brackets behind the screen and do not alter the historic fabric: iv. the electrical power &amp; date outlets already exist, v. the screens will not display any advertising, animation or sponsorship and will be static, like a illuminated poster and;

WHEREAS, the Committee would like the brightness to be dimmable, if technology allows, so the color temperature is appropriate to the general lighting in the Great Hall,

WHEREAS, These media screens provide helpful information relating to events, time and map to the visitors and reduce the congestion at the information desk; therefore, be it


RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval for the application for (4) four media screens in the Great Hall.

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