When Harry Met Sally…
Source: On the Set of New York (pdf)
The Met was originally constructed in 1872 in the High Victorian Gothic style by architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. The design of the original building's design was considered an eyesore, so a new Beaux-Arts facade was constructed along with a number of other improvements by 1902. Two additional wings were constructed along Fifth Avenue in the following decade and over the following century the museum expanded backwards in a mishmash of different styles and is now over 20 times the size of the original structure, more that two million square feet. The Met is the largest art museum in the United States with over two million works in its permanent collection. A portion of the collection is housed in The Cloisters, a smaller museum focused on Medieval art and architecture in Fort Tryon Park.
steps they frequently sit at
Appears in “Movers & Shakers”.