Great Gilder – what’s this?​

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    Spotlight 8/2023
    Richard Gilder Center
    © American Museum of Natural History
    Von Martha Paris

    This year, the American Museum of Natural History – housed in a collection of 19th- and early 20th-century buildings between New York’s Central Park West and Columbus Avenue – has been updated with an additional building: the Richard Gilder Center. ​

    Named for the philanthropistPhilantrop(in)​philanthropist Richard Gilder (1932–2020), the center was created by architect Jeanne Gang and her team at Studio Gang. Their design was inspired by stratum (pl. strata)Gesteinsschicht(en)strata of weatheredverwittert​weathered rock. ​

    slottedhier: eingefügt​Slotted between two older buildings on the west side of the museum, the new wing is home to an insectarium, a butterfly conservatory, classrooms, laboratories, and a library, as well as a theater and the atrium you can see above. ​

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