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Brooklyn Children’s Museum Cuts Ribbon, Set to Reopen

September 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony and press preview this morning for the redone Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s $49 million new building designed by Rafael Vinoly. The museum officially reopens to the public on September 20. The building, clad in a new exterior made up of 8 million daffodil yellow tiles, has doubled-in-size to 102,000 square feet. It’s located at 145 Brooklyn Ave. (at St. Marks Ave.).

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  • 1 Amanda // Sep 19, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Nice idea, children’s museum. Interesting how the picture evokes memories of Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Seems like everywhere is a children’s museum.

  • 2 Todd // Sep 19, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Amanda, that neon-in-the-tube effect is from the Museum’s 1977 building, which predates by several years the O’Hare work by Helmut Jahn