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Open House New York

Ennead Architects lead a special talk about the museum’s Great Hall building and its restoration.

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NYSCI After Dark: Connected Cheese

Join NYSCI for an evening about cheese and connections.

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2015 Annual Report

NYSCI’s 2015 Annual Report documents the highlights of the year, including the completion of a $50 million campaign and winning the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

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Open House New York Weekend at NYSCI

Join us for a special tour of the Great Hall as part of Open House New York Weekend.

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Open House New York Weekend at NYSCI

Join us for a special tour of the Great Hall as part of Open House New York Weekend.

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Great Hall as Archtober’s Building of the Day

NYSCI’s Great Hall has been selected as the Building of the Day for Friday, October 2.

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Connected Worlds

NYSCI’s groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability is now open.

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Stained Glass feature on the Great Hall, 1965

The story behind those dalle de verre panels in the Great Hall.

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World Maker Faire 2013

Open House New York

Join us for a weekend celebrating the buildings and architecture that started it all at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. As part of the 12th Annual Open House New York weekend, organized by Open House New York, we will bring the architects and designers responsible for reimagining and renovating some of the most historic and significant spaces of the museum. Free.

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World’s Fair Exhibits in the Hall of Science

More on the occasion of our 50th Birthday. Yesterday, we looked at Wallace Harrison’s iconic Great Hall. Today, let’s look downstairs at what is today known as our Central Pavilion. The galleries were put beneath the main structure due to the soil conditions at the…

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Wallace Harrison’s “Cathedral of Science”

“At a time when science vies with religion in explaining the mysteries of the universe, this is an oddly significant architectural twist.” So wrote Ada Louise Huxtable about Wallace Harrison’s Hall of Science. Harrison said he was simply looking for a new way to build…

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Installing Rendezvous in Space

As millions of people visited the first season of the 1964-65 World’s Fair, the Hall of Science was being erected before their eyes, looming behind the rockets in the Space Park.  Work began on the Hall in June of 1963, but the Hall would not…

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“I’m standing in Science Hall, earthbound.”

Among the World’s Fair anniversary media posted this week is this archival clip courtesy of CBS.     More here.   See all the posts in the NYSCI Archive.

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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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The Existing Structure

The Master of Ceremonies at the September 1966 opening of the Hall of Science was John R. Dunning, president of the Hall’s Board of Trustees, and Dean of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dunning had worked on the Manhattan Project and built Columbia’s…

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Design I/O at NYSCI

Design I/O is a Brooklyn based creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive, interactive installations. Design I/O is led by founders Emily Gobeille and Theodore Watson. For the next four months we will be residents at the New York Hall…

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Private Events: The Great Hall

Open Now! Book your event. Dimensions Various Square Feet 7,000 Reception 500 Banquet 350 Theater 500 Classroom 250 Conference 350 U-Shape 350              

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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.

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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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