New York Botanical Garden Leon Levy Visitor Center
The completed New York Botanical Garden Leon Levy Visitor Center is a stunning addition to one of New York City’s great cultural landmarks. The new Visitor Center, with construction completed by EW Howell Construction Group, acts as a grand entrance to the Botanical Garden and provides an entry loggia, a café building, retail space, as well as restrooms. The design of the three one-story buildings offers an area of 20,700 square feet. These structures provide a simple but bold effect: arched glu-lam wood beams follow the contours of the clamshell roofs, supported by exposed vertical structural steel members.
New construction of 3 1-story buildings and renovation of a bathroom building