Monday, March 15, 2010

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), established in 1869, is built in Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture, a style of Romanesque Revival named after the architect Henry Hobson Richardson, incorporating a very free revival style of 11th and 12th century southern French, Spanish and Italian Romanesque characteristics.

AMNH, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, is one of the largest, most famous museums in the world, comprising 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and a very renowned library. It has a mammoth collection of over 32 million specimens.

Photo dated 7 Jan 2007 shows side entrance of AMNH.

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