An $8 million project to further stabilize the Noguchi Museum building in Long Island City is scheduled to get underway Tuesday, museum officials said.
A first phase of stabilizing the building was done between 2002 and 2004 at a cost of $13.5 million after the structure started to settle unevenly, museum director Jenny Dixon said.
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"This is a very old building, and extremely close to the East River," Dixon said, adding that the amount of work needed to completely stabilize the building was "grossly underestimated" at the time.
Construction is scheduled to conclude in early September. Until then, the sculpture garden will be completely or partially closed, though the rest of the museum will be open.