The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened a four-block-long reconstructed public plaza along Fifth Avenue, designed by OLIN, a landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm based in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

The $65 million project included replacing the two fountains next to the iconic stairs by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, based in Hamden, Conn. The new fountains were designed by Los Angeles–based Fluidity Design Consultants, and New York's L'Observatoire International designed the plaza's new lighting. The 70,706-square foot plaza, named after museum trustee and project backer David H. Koch, also has updated pavement, planting, and seating areas.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art