Frick's Planned Expansion Opposed by Historic Districts Council

The Historic Districts Council in Manhattan, an organization that advocates for historic preservation, has announced its opposition to the Frick Collection's planned expansion, reports Robin Pogrebin at the New York Times. The museum intends to build a new six-story wing to increase its exhibition space and connect the new building to the collection's art reference library on an adjacent street. One of the council's cited issues is the museum's intention to build on space currently occupied by a gated garden, which the council calls “a myopic solution for expansion.”