- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The Frick Collection has selected an architectural firm to design a plan that creates more space for the New York City museum within its footprint.

The museum board unanimously approved the New York-based Selldorf Architects for the project on Thursday.

It said initial designs were expected by late next year or early 2018.

The Frick is housed in a landmarked Upper East Side mansion on Fifth Avenue.

Following a public outcry, it abandoned an expansion plan last year that would have replaced its gated garden with a six-story addition.

The current plan calls for improved circulation, classrooms for educational program and enhanced conservation and research facilities while preserving the museum’s residential scale.

Selldorf’s past projects include the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts and the Neue (noo) Galerie in Manhattan.

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