AMNH – Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation – New York - Project Profile
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American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is planning to expand a museum in New York, the US.
The project involves the construction of a five-story,2.02ha of additional exhibit space to the 38,000m2 of existing space.
It includes the construction of a science and learning center, galleries, food and retail outlets, a new entrance and other related facilities.
Studio Gang Architects and Ralph Appelbaum Associates have been appointed as architects. Studio Gang will design the expansion plan for the project and Raph will be undertaking the design work of internal exhibition within the university.
AKRF Inc. has been appointed as an environmental consultant.
The project has been allocated with US$15 million for the initial plans from the New York City capital budget.
On December 10, 2014, AMNH unveiled the preliminary plans for the project.
Reed Hilderbrand has been appointed as the landscape architect for the project.
In November 2015, AMNH has unveiled the proposed design and invited for public evaluation.
On March 2, 2016, The New York City Department of Parks (NYC Parks), as the lead agency for the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) environmental review for the proposed project, issued a Positive Declaration for the project and directed that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) be prepared.
On April 6, 2016, NYC Parks conducted the CEQR public scoping meeting for the project. The focus of this meeting was on the scope of the analysis to be included in the Gilder Center EIS.
In October 2016, AMNH received the planning approvals from New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
On May 18, 2017, the Department of Parks and Recreation released the DEIS with public consultation period on June 15, 2017.
The project involves the construction of a five-story, 2.02ha of additional exhibit space in New York, the US.
The US$325 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a science and learning center
2. Construction of food and retail outlets
3. Construction of a new entrance
4. Construction of other related facilities
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