Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The American Museum of Natural History is Getting an Expansion

In a city with such a colorful past, it’s hard not to be, at least, a small history buff in New York City. Well for those of you who would prefer taking a trip down memory lane over a trip down Fifth Avenue, we’ve got good news. The American Museum of Natural History is going to be expanded over the next few years.

Copyright of AMNH/ D. Finnin

The Who:
The expansion received approval from the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission last fall and will be be spearheaded by Studio Gang Architects. The project will also include collaboration from Ralph Appelbaum of Ralph Appelbaum and Associates Architecture, Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects, and Davis Brody Bond Architects.

The What:
The American Museum of Natural is getting a 245,000 square-foot expansion over six floors that will be known as the “Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.” The center will be be home to a number of new exhibition and educational spaces. Several wings and buildings of the museum’s existing space will be reduced and adapted to accommodate the new Gilder Center.

The When:
Construction is scheduled to begin before the 2017 year ends and is hopefully going to be completed by 2020.

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