Category:American Museum of Natural History

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English: The American Museum of Natural History is located in park-like grounds on Central Park West between West 77th and West 81st Streets in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies 1,600,000 square feet.
The building was built in 1874-77 and was designed by Vaux & Mould in the High Victorian Gothic style. A southern addition and part of the west elevation was built in 1888-1908 and was designed by Cady, Berg & See in the Romanesque Revival style, as part of a planned monumental complex, which was never built; Charles Volz did the west front. The east wing was added in 1912-1934, designed by Trowbridge & Livingston in the Classical Revival style - again, as part of a planned by unbuilt series of pavilions. The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, now the main entrance, was added in 1931-34, designed by John Russell Pope; a library addition in 1990-92 was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1967, and the interior in 1975, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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