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Continuing my visi to The Met here I show "The Great Hall" that is the first room you see when getting inside the Metropolitan Museum. There you have information point, telephones, assistives listening system, Guiding tour, coat check and acess to the other galleries and the Met Stor.

This hall was designed by the architect and founding Museum Trustee Richard Morris Hunt and opened to the public in December 1902. The Evening Post reported that at last New York had a neoclassical palace of art, "one of the finest in the world, and the only public building in recent years which approaches in dignity and grandeur the museums of the old world."

Richard Morris Hunt (October 31, 1827 – July 31, 1895) was an American architect and a preeminent figure in the history of American architecture. Aside from Hunt's sculpting of the face of New York City, including designs for the facade and Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and many Fifth Avenue mansions. Hunt founded both the American Institute of Architects and the Municipal Art Society.

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