The Real Deal New York

Architecture review: Natural History Museum’s new addition looks like an “alien landscape” inside

The building's expansion will cost $325M

January 21, 2016 02:46PM
By James Gardner

Jeanne Gang and her most famous work, the 859-foot-tall Aqua, in Chicago

Jeanne Gang and her most famous work, the 859-foot-tall Aqua, in Chicago

From the January issue: Few people have been as kind to the Upper West Side as finance bigwig Richard Gilder, who sits on the boards of the New-York Historical Society and the neighboring American Museum of Natural History — and has given lavishly to both institutions.

Indeed, only a few years ago, 77th Street from Columbus to Central Park West, the thoroughfare that separates the two museums, was officially renamed Richard Gilder Way. [more]

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