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World Maker Faire 2013

NYSCI Open House for 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 Maker Faire 2013

NYSCI Open House for 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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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

Under renovations. Reopening April 2015. 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: “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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