Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #56

Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Architect: Babb, Cook & Willard
Style: Anglo-Italianate
Use: Museum
Opened: 1903
Borough: Manhattan

Once the final home of Andrew Carnegie, this is one of only two former mansions on Museum Mile to still have its lawn and wrought iron fence intact (the Frick Collection is the other). The first home in the U.S. to feature central heating and a private elevator, the mansion is now run by the Smithsonian Institution as the National Design Museum.


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