A rendering by Robert AM Stern Architects is the first to reveal an expanded programming and exhibition space at the New York Historical Society Building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Located at 170 Central Park West, these spaces will be housed in a new wing of the building along West 76th Street. The façade incorporates granite sourced from the same quarry in Deer Isle, Maine that was used in the association’s existing building over 100 years ago to create a seamless look.
Worth $140 million, the project will add more than 70,000 square feet of space to the landmark building, including home to America’s LGBTQ+ Museum. The museum is located on the top floor and tells the story of his LBGTQ+ community’s battle for acceptance and recognition in the United States.
The project also created a new concourse to showcase the toy and train collections, a grand staircase with plaques recognizing individual and institutional donors, and the Klingenstein Exhibition Hall featuring Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” ballet curtains. will be
In a recent announcement, New York State Senator Chuck Schumer pledged $3 million in federal grants to help expand the New York Historical Society.
“The funds will help build a new wing that will include a gallery on the top floor dedicated to telling the history of the LGBTQ+ community in America,” said the New-York Historical Society. “We are also deeply grateful to Senator Schumer and Congressman Jerry Nadler for their steadfast support of the partnership between New York Historical and the American LGBTQ+ Museum.”
In addition to new galleries and exhibition spaces, the project will also include the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, an outdoor sculpture garden, a fifth-floor roof terrace, and storage for a preservation lab for specialist processing and restoration of historical artifacts. An area is created. New teaching spaces at the Tang Academy for American Democracy and the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Center for Teaching Democracy expand the number of students served each year from her 3,000 to her 30,000 children and adults.
Construction is expected to begin in September 2021 and be completed by 2026.
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