Museum plan in ‘limb-o’ over tree impact

A design rendering of the American Museum of Natural History’s Gilder Center project, center, which would sit on part of Theodore Roosevelt Park.

BY GABE HERMAN | On Dec. 10, a State Supreme Court justice ruled that the American Museum of Natural History could proceed with building its planned new $383 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation on parts of adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Park. But on Dec. 19, an Appellate Court issued a temporary-stay order against construction in the park until an appeal on the case is heard.

The local organization fighting to preserve the green space, Community United to Protect Theodore Roosevelt Park, called the decision “an incredible development” in announcing it on its Web site.

“Our legal fight would have been dead in the water, but in a mere matter of hours, our position is stronger than ever,” the statement said.

“We regard the…

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