Officially known as the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, a new addition to the American Museum of Natural History in New York is set to break ground on Wednesday, June 12. After a lawsuit from a local community group delayed construction, the final design by the renowned Studio Gang Architects intends to minimize its impact on the adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Park—a principal concern for community members.
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With a projected budget of $383 million, the 230,000-gross-square-foot project replaces three buildings and renovates 40,000 square feet of existing spaces. The museum’s first street-level entrance is also planned.
Although originally set to open in 2020, an updated completion date has not yet been announced. For more information and updates on the project, visit the Gilder Center online.
Exhibition Design: Ralph Appelbaum Associates