Construction Begins on New-York Historical Society’s Democracy Wing

Construction began last month on the 80,000 SF expansion to the New-York Historical Society’s landmarked Upper West Side building. Dubbed the “Democracy Wing,” the five-story addition was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and will provide much-needed space for their growing educational programs, collection conservation and storage, exhibition galleries, and The American LGBTQ+ Museum.

Trustees purchased the adjoining lot in 1937, foreseeing the critical and always-evolving role N-YHS plays in teaching, documenting, and preserving New York’s history. According to NYHS’s President and CEO Dr. Louise Mirrer, this new expansion “will serve as a beacon for democracy education, a powerhouse of inclusive history, and a home for history enthusiasts of all backgrounds and perspectives.”

After being engaged to facilitate the initial feasibility study and development of the scope, Zubatkin continues to oversee the design and preconstruction – managing the day-to-day implementation of the expansion and advising on the procurement and contracting strategy. We are proud to be part of the team delivering this exceptional project that will help preserve and broaden access to New York’s diverse history. Read more about the project on N-YHS’s website and in the Architect’s Newspaper.

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