Truly one of the great treasures of this country is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens it is now one of the largest art galleries in the world. There is 2,000,000 square feet of gallery. This big building also has a large roof, known as the the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. It offers views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The museum is open late on Friday nights and after an inside visit we went up on the roof to have a drink and watch the sunset in Manhattan. The roof garden space to features a summer sculpture exhibition and so the garden is not the main focus. But still there are pots, plants, vines and trellis to soften the space. The view of the trees of Central Park quickly enhances the garden effect.