Natural History Museum pauses $400 million expansion

Group fights to protect Theodore Roosevelt Park

Museum of Natural History, NYC

(NEW YORK, NY) The American Museum of Natural History has temporarily paused its $400 million expansion plan, according to Crain’s.

Since March, the neighborhood group Community United to Protect Theodore Roosevelt Park has been fighting the 5-story, 230,000-square-foot learning and exhibition space that would cover around a quarter-acre of Theodore Roosevelt Park.

While the group lost in a case against the Museum last week in the Supreme Court of Manhattan, the museum is required to pause the project while the case goes before the state’s Appellate Division.

According to the museum, there is a 142-year-old lease between it and the city that states the museum owns the park, thus allowing expansion plans to continue.

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