• Arthur Ross Terrace - at night
  • Arthur Ross Terrace - during the day
  • Arthur Ross Terrace - at night, from above
  • Arthur Ross Terrace benches
  • Arthur Ross Terrace fountain in summer
  • Arthur Ross Terrace planting bed
  • Arthur Ross Terrace tree grates

Arthur Ross Terrace American Museum of Natural History

New York City, New York

This rooftop plaza is designed to be a stage set that celebrates both astronomy and Earth’s natural history. Wedge-shaped planetary shadows, in three shades of granite, are cast onto the plaza, extruding from the futuristic sphere of Hayden Planetarium to the doorstep of the historic museum.

For more information, see the page on the Natural History Museum’s website.

AWARDS

  • 2003 ASLA National Merit Award