Great Hall

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SITU Studios time-lapse video of the Great Hall renovation

This fascinating “making of” video created by SITU Studio (architects for Design Lab), Surveying the Great Hall captures the impressive scaffolding used in the restoration of the “Cathedral of Science.” As their custom camera rig slowly lifts 70 feet from floor to ceiling, “the camera will be…

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History: 1964 World’s Fair

The New York Hall of Science was established in 1964 as part of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and at the time, was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon…

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Björk’s Biophilia Premieres at NYSCI

Last night was the first of six sold-out concerts by Björk, premiering her new project Biophilia. Ffollowing sold-out residencies in Manchester (UK) and Reykjavik (Iceland) in 2011, the NYSCI residency will be followed by four shows at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, from February 6 through March…

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The Most Amazing Room in Queens

The location scouting blog Scouting NY visited the Great Hall, shedding light on one of NYC’s secret architectural gems: “Standing in the darkened room, towered over by undulating walls of glowing blue glass, I literally felt like I had left the planet…which is exactly what…

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Arc Attack Live at WMF2010

Video from the audience at day two of World Maker Faire 2010.  Arc Attack covers “Ironman” on the Tesla Coils.

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Case Study of a Spalling Intervention

STRUCTURAL, the specialty firm hired to repair the spalling and deterioration on the Great Hall facade, has posted a case study of the project on their website: “The pre-cast panels were cracking between the pieces of glass and the edges of the panel and the…

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Flights of Fancy Delight, Even Those of Paper Wings

“On Saturday, the Great Hall again became a testing ground for paper airplanes, as dozens of children and a few adults flung their creations into the air in preparation for a public arts event and contest inspired by the 1967 competition. This time there were…

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Good time to fix aging Great Hall

(Read the article here.) The Daily News checks in on the restoration of the Great Hall .

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Lightforms ’98

New York Hall of Science and Art and Science Collaborations, Inc announce the winners of Lightforms ’98 April 18 – May 31, 1998 “The vast darkened space of the Great Hall offers a majestic showcase for lightart, which will most likely be one of the…

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