Noguchi Museum set for a $1.6 million rehab

Photo by George Hirose, courtesy Noguchi Museum

Photo by George Hirose, courtesy Noguchi Museum

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall has secured $1.6 million for the renovation of the Sculpture Garden at the Noguchi Museum in LIC.

The City’s Office of Management and Budget signed off on the request last week.

Nearly half the funding will pay for renovations to safeguard the museum against another Sandy. Last October’s Superstorm caused damage to the building’s basement and forced the removal of more than 100 pieces of art to another location.

The renovation is expected to begin next year and will include rebuilding the garden wall, installing a new irrigation system and adding security lighting in the garden.

Workers should finish the job by 2015 just in time for the museum’s 30th anniversary.

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