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Natural History Museum's $325M Expansion Plan, Revealed

The American Museum of Natural History has finally revealed the design for its $325 million expansion. The museum's board has unanimously voted to approve Jeanne Gang's contemporary addition, which will house the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation. The board-approved design will now be passed for approval to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Cultural Affairs Department, and the Parks Department. The Times calls the expansion design "both cautious and audacious"; cautious for the addition's footprint in the surrounding Teddy Roosevelt Park, which has been paired back to reflect the concerns of neighbors, and audacious for its undulating, contemporary exterior and equally imaginative interior that still manages to nod to the museum's historic structure.

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