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New York, New York, United States

American Museum of Natural History

Since 1989, Lendlease has completed 47 projects and provided construction management services to the landmarked American Museum of Natural History (Museum). One recent project: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Roof Replacement and Facade Lighting (2012).

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

New York, New York, United States


Consulting, Construction Management, Agency

Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Associates, Jeffrey Berman Architects, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc., Remick Architects and Planners, Ennead Architects LLP, Elkus Manfredi Architects LTD, Ambrosino, DePinto and Schmieder Consulting Engineers, CR Studio Architects, Perkins+Will, Perkins Eastman Architects PC, Altieri Sebor Weber

Project outcome

The project involved the replacement of the roofs of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial building and remediation of a portion of an adjacent roof. The scope involved removal of the existing built up roof and installation of a new roofing system, flashing at roof interface areas, and general work required to access the location including protection, scaffolding, material hoists, and logistics staging areas. In addition the project included the partial replacement of leader lines, from the roof to the basement, along with relocations of existing ductwork and piping, demolition, patching, painting and replacement of existing finishes required to complete the work. Selective relocation of museum operations, collection storage cabinets and millwork modifications were also required to complete the leader replacement.

In addition, the project included HVAC equipment upgrades including new air handlers and associated piping, dunnage and controls at the replaced roof areas. Three air handlers were replaced. Temporary environmental conditionings were provided to maintain appropriate conditions in the collection storage and other critical areas during replacement.

The facade lighting work incorporated the installation of new flood and spot lights, ground fixtures and the replacement of existing units with less-visible and more energy-efficient fixtures.