Rose Center for Earth and Space
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Architect James Stewart Polshek
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Location New York, New York   map
Date 2000   timeline
Building Type natural history museum, planetarium, science museum
 Construction System glass and steel
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Modern
Notes A solid sphere within a transparent cube.




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Discussion Rose Center for Earth and Space Commentary

The Rose Center for Earth and Space by James Stewart Polshek, Polshek and Partners, is the new premiere high-tech museum and planetarium facility of the American Museum of Natural History, replacing its predecessor, the much-loved Hayden Planetarium.

The Creator's Word's

"This icon science machine has become a cosmic cathedral..."

— James Stewart Polshek, on the Charlie Rose television show, PBS, 2000.0211.


On the same location as the well-known previous Hayden Planetarium, at Central Park West and West 81st Street, part of the four-block American Museum of Natural History complex.

Opened February 19, 2000.

Sources on Rose Center for Earth and Space

"Cosmic Trip: The Rose Center for Earth and Space ", by Michael J. Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 1, 2000.0517, p1.

"A design crossing time and space : New York City's new planetarium." Soren Larson. Architectural Record, vol. 187 number 5, May 1999. p 105.  Find books about Rose Center for Earth and Space


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American Museum of Natural HistoryThe official web site.

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