New at NYMA (6/29)

With summer camp quickly approaching, the Academy has been busily working on Scarborough Hall. It now has newly tiled floors and a new and improved air conditioning system for the auditorium!

    

New at NYMA

This month we have begun an energy conservation project in conjunction with Central Hudson Gas and Electric and Lime Energy. We hope to save 10 gigawatt hours of electricity over the next 7 years with all new lighting fixtures installed at no cost. One benefit is some of our halls and classrooms have an updated, brighter look…

    

Wright Hall Renovation

Wright Hall was built in 1915 and was a barracks for most of last century. About 30 years ago it stopped being used and fell into disrepair. We are now faced with a choice to knock it down or rebuild. This is always a difficult decision especially for a building rich in history.

To start moving forward in one direction or another, we have begun to raise money for an initial assessment through structural drawings which seek to provide temporary stabilization of the structure and to stop water from entering the building. The overall cost of the renovation is daunting, but much less than to build afresh. We will update you on our progress at the end of the summer.