Another high-profile architect, Toshiko Mori, designed a terrace pavilion, stretching high-tech translucent fabric over a tubular steel frame. This structure, which looks like a winged creature, has been posed there since 2015, visible from the neighboring Brower Park and accessible to those attending special events, but not open to day-to-day visitors. The museum lacked the money to make the terrace a fully functional space. However, with grants of $ 575,000 from elected officials channeled through the New York State Bedroom Authority, the museum was able to hire Future Green Studio, a landscape architecture firm in Brooklyn to make it a " entrance to nature, "Stephanie Hill Wilchfort President and chairman of the museum said during an inspection on Tuesday.
In a corner, a small forest has sprung up with a boardwalk zigzagging through it. Sweetbay Magnolia and sassafras trees have materialized. More plants, as well as chairs and tables, are on the way, said Mrs. Wilchfort. He said the space would open in August, during a festival of Senegalese drums and dances.
It's been almost a decade, but the rooftop space at the Brooklyn Children's Museum in Crown Heights is finally ready for small visitors it is intended to serve. And it arrives with an impressive pedigree design.More news: CostaBaja
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That starts with the 118-year-old museum's current building, designed by Hugh Hardy (who died in March) and then extensively remodeled by Rafael Viñoly in 2008. Mr , Which has been reimagined, which gave the museum its arresting facade of curved yellow walls, included a 20,000-square-foot terrace on the first-floor roof, conceived as a gathering space.
In one corner, the mini woodland has sprung up with a boardwalk zigzagging through it. Sweetbay magnolia and sassafras trees have materialized. More plants - as well as chairs and tables - are on the way, Ms. Wilchfort said. She said the space would open in August, during a Senegalese drum and dance festival.
A version of this article appears in print on June 16, 2017, on Page C19 of the New York edition with the headline: 'A Gateway to Nature' for Children. Order Reprints | Today's Paper | SubscribeContinue reading the main story