What material was used to build the Metropolitan Museum of Art's facade, built in 1926?

I'm writing a report for Art History, and I need to know what building materials were used for a certain piece of architecture. I chose the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I can't find much information on what materials were used to build the facade. If you know what material was used to build it, could you please give a source or a link? Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi! I can understand the problem you are having finding information on this because there are numerous "Metropolitan Museum of Art" located around the country, just adding their city's name.

    The one in New York, commonly called "The Met," negotiated and acquired land on the east side of Central Park, where it built its permanent home in 1880, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. The Met has remained in this location ever since, and the original structure is still part of its current building.


    A host of additions over the years, including the distinctive Beaux-Arts facade of Indiana Limestone, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1926, have continued to expand the museum's physical structure.

    This information, and much more may be found at:



    Hopes this helps to get you started. Best wishes!

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