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Concept for Cleveland Museum of Natural History Expansion, 2 section building with curved white roof, large sculpture center

Design for Natural History Museum Evokes Glaciers and Waters of Great Lakes

The glacier that carved the Cuyahoga Valley melted about 10,000 years ago. But it’s returning, at least in fragmentary form, in a new vision for the renovation and expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Exterior concept design at Cleveland Museum of Natural History Expansion

Cleveland Museum of Natural History in Cleveland, OH by DLR Group. Rendering © DLR Group.

“Our whole landscape in effect is shaped by water, by the impact of glaciers and water,’’ says Senior Principal Paul Westlake, FAIA. “The building is an interpretation of that fact.” has the more on the design, revealing what is to come for the museum and community.


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