June 14, 2019
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) broke ground Thursday on a 230,000-square-foot, $383-million addition. The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation will add exhibition galleries, classroom space, an immersive theater, and a redesigned library while linking 10 museum buildings to improve visitor flow.
“The museum was chartered by the State of New York in 1869 as an educational institution, and education is at the core of our being,” said AMNH chairman Lewis W. Bernard. “The Gilder Center will advance the way we conduct science and our collections are presented, in addition to housing a great library and offering new approaches to education.”
Jeanne Gang is the lead architect on the project. Other members of the project team include AECOM Tishman, AKRF, Arup, Atelier Ten, BuroHappold Engineering, Davis Brody Bond, Langan Engineering, Renfro Design Group, Tamschick Media+Space with BMA Boris Micka Associates, Venable LLP and Zubatkin Owner Representation.
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