Five months after the Hall of Science expansion received the go-ahead from City Planning, Max O. Urbahn Architects was retained to lead the project. An ambiguous start date of “fall or next spring” was reported for start of construction.

flushing meadows science hall to be expandedEmanuel Piore said the new museum would “emphasize the role of precise measurement in bringing to light the basic principles of science, whether in nuclear physics or biology.” Francis Miller said the planned expansion would be a departure from the “quiet observation” museum experience toward a setting where visitors engaged with the science through active participation. More about the history of the Hall of Science in the NYSCI Archives.