American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West Exterior and Interior Restoration

In partnership with the City and State of New York, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) underwent a major restoration of the landmarked Central Park West façade, exterior plaza and interior spaces. The first phase involved the restoration of Roosevelt Hall, as well as the introduction of new admissions and information facilities. The program also included improvements to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, Theodore Roosevelt Statue, rotunda murals and new exterior lighting. The Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo design of the restored façade carefully integrates with the historic buildings and required approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Role + Responsibilities

Over the last twenty-five years, Zubatkin has had the privilege of partnering with the Museum on its major capital projects and other master planning initiatives. For the Central Park West project, AMNH engaged Zubatkin to manage the overall project development, from initial planning, design and approvals through construction and turnover. The Zubatkin team provided expertise on the overall project phasing and logistics strategy, setting up an intensive multi-phase schedule for construction and maintaining public safety as the museum continued its daily operations. The Zubatkin team was also responsible for managing the financial reporting, project controls and the coordination of funding from multiple sources, including support from New York City and State. The firm’s In-House Technical Group provided drawing reviews and resolved technical issues related to the construction implementation.

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  • Client American Museum of Natural History
  • Location New York, NY
  • Size

    128,000 sf

  • Architect
    • Kevin Roche John Dinkerloo and Associates
  • Construction Manager
    • Lend Lease