On September 9, the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s newly renovated plaza was opened to the public after two years of construction. Located on Fifth Avenue from 80th Street to 84th Street, the outer space features two new fountains, paving stones, and about 100 new trees. When the Met announced its renovation in 2012, officials said they would not name the project after anyone. But it’s now named after David H. Koch, who donated $65 million to fund the project. We asked New Yorkers what they think of the new fountains and the oil billionaire.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 17, 2014