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Boston Public Library

Phasing Plan

Restoration of the McKim Building

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Lower level hallway
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Architectural drawing of McKim building

PHASE I 1995

Restoration

  • Vestibule, Entrance Hall, Ground Floor Corridors,
    Grand Stair, Venetian Lobby, Puvis de Chavannes Gallery,
    Pompeian Lobby and Rehabilitation
  • Tea Room, Information Center, New Main Elevator Cab, and Lecture/Exhibit Room

Renovation

  • New Bookstore, Lower Level, Main Stair and reclaimed departmental spaces

PHASE IIA 1999

Restoration

  • Bates Hall Main Reading Room and Courtyard Arcade Rehabilitation
  • Newspaper Department, Periodicals Department, Catalogue Department and Elliott Room

Renovation

  • Micro Text Department, Northwest Stair Hall, new Elevator, Administrative Offices, and Stack Areas

PHASE IIB 2000

Restoration

  • Roof 

Rehabilitation

  • Courtyard

Reinstallation

  • Bacchante and Infant Faun statue 

PHASE IIC In Design

Restoration

  • Edwin Austin Abbey Room
  • Trustees' Room
  • John Singer Sargent Gallery
  • Cheverus Room