In our last update, we shared the progress in demolition. Now we're beginning to rebuild! In this image, you can see the steel supports for our new mezzanine installed on the East and West walls of the Exhibition Hall.
Please note: the Grolier Club building will be closed the week of June 18-22 to accommodate extensive renovation work in our lobby. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Here's a time-lapse video of our latest progress: Three months of work in 22 seconds!
It's amazing what a difference 10 days can make! Here's a before-and-after, beginning April 6:
We continue peeling back the layers from the exhibition hall. Would you even recognize it anymore?!
Please note that the Grolier Club will be partially closed Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 13 while we dismantle and prepare our ground floor and basement spaces for renovation. We expect our downtime over the next two weeks to be structured as follows: Wednesday April 4-Tuesday April 10, Thursday April 12-Friday April 13: --No … Continue reading Upcoming closures 4/4-10, 4/12-13
Construction has begun on the protective barriers in the lobby. This will ensure that we can continue to provide “normal” operations while the renovation is underway.
A reminder that the Grolier Club Library will remain open and accessible to patrons throughout the renovation period (Feb.-Dec. 2018). We will be pleased to offer most of our services; however, there will be some impact on Library users. While making every effort to assist you in your research, we anticipate the following restrictions: Items … Continue reading Updated library access information
Here we are in the second week of renovation preparations. The entire balcony has been emptied and the collections moved to secure offsite storage. Today, the furniture was removed from the lobby and stored in similar fashion. The process continues to move along!
On Saturday, our "Radiant with Color and Art" exhibition closed, and on Monday we initiated two pre-renovation projects: Deinstalling the exhibition and returning it safely to the American Antiquarian Society Packing our rare book collection to send to offsite storage during the renovation After only two days, the cases are empty and the shelves are … Continue reading Day Two!