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The Frick Collection museum has abandoned plans for an expansion that would have replaced its beloved viewing garden and reception pavilion with a six-story addition.The Frick is housed in a landmarked Manhattan mansion.The Frick, which announced the plan a year ago, had maintained the expansion was needed for its growing collection, attendance and programs.The expansion proposal, which had not been filed with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, would have doubled the museum's space for temporary exhibitions and provided 21 percent more for its permanent collection.Frick, who died in 1919, stipulated in his will the mansion and the treasures inside be opened as a museum following the death of his wife, Adelaide Frick.
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