Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Hours Closed for renovations, plans to reopen in 2014
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The Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, on Museum Mile, is housed in another work of art: Andrew Carnegie`s 1902 64-room mansion. Andrew Carnegie built his Colonial Revival style sixty-four-room mansion between 1899 to 1902,and lived there until his death in 1919; his wife, Louise, lived there until her death in 1946.It was the first private residence in the United States to have a structural steel frame and one of the first in New York to have a residential Otis passenger elevator. The surrounding neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side has come to be called Carnegie Hill.

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