Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #91

91-american-museum-of-natural-historyMuseum of Natural History

Architect: J. Wrey Mould
Style: Beaux Arts
Use: Museum
Opened: 1877
Borough: Manhattan

91-american-museum-of-natural-history-bHow appropriate that a natural history museum, once planned as the largest building on the continent, should itself be the object of evolution. As new wings and expansions are added, in new styles, by new architects, the museum grows and breathes as surely as the organisms it celebrates.


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