American Museum of Natural History

The Natural History Museum’s $400M expansion has hit another hurdle The project is on pause while awaiting a ruling from Appellate court

Community United to Protect Theodore Roosevelt park Chairman William Raudenbush and a rendering of The Gilder Center (Credit: MNN NYC via YouTube and AMNH) 

The nearly $400 million expansion of the American Museum of Natural History has been put on hold.

Neighborhood group Community United to Protect Theodore Roosevelt Park lo爱上海同城

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state’s Appellate Division, Crain’s New York reported.

The group sued to block the expansion in March. The plans for the Gilder Center include a five-story building spanning a 230,000-s上海夜网

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us Avenue. That would require the museum to take about a quarter-acre of Theodore Roosevelt Park.

William Raudenbush, the group s chairman, said the museum should have to go through the city s land-use review process for the green space. Meanwhile, the museum said a 140-year-ol上海千花网龙凤论坛

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d lease between it and the city, which owns the land under the museum and the park, provides a legal basis for the expansion.

The court sided with the museum but allowed a temporary restraining order, granted in October. It will stay in effect until the Appellate court decides whether to overturn the decision — which could delay the project by months. [Crain’s] — Meenal Vamburkar

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