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Theodore Roosevelt Park

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The New York Times Capsule

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  • Location: entry plaza outside the Columbus Avenue pavilion of The American Museum of Natural History
  • Sculptor: Santiago Calatrava
  • Architect: Polshek Partnership
  • Description: Time capsule, containing more than 100 objects and artifacts and resting on a monolith; plaque set in a paving block
  • Materials: Capsule--stainless steel; monolith--black diabase granite (polished); paving blocks--Milford pink granite
  • Dimensions: H: 5'; weight 2,800 pounds
  • Cast: 1999
  • Dedicated: March 26, 2000
  • Foundry: A.R.T. Research Enterprises, Lancaster, PA
  • Donor: The New York Times
  • Inscription: (on plaque): THIS IS THE TIMES CAPSULE, DESIGNED BY / SANTIAGO CALATRAVA, CREATED BY THE NEW / YORK TIMES AND PLACED AT THE AMERICAN / MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY IN 2001. / THE CONTENTS ARE INTENDED TO OFFER / INSIGHT INTO DAILY LIFT TODAY. WE ASK THAT / IT REMAIN SEALED UNTIL JANUARY 1, 3000.

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Directions to Theodore Roosevelt Park

Know Before You Go

ParkTheodore Roosevelt Park

The north and southwest lawns at Theodore Roosevelt Park will be open through September 30 on a limited basis. Please check signage at the park for the latest schedule. No sports or barbecuing will be allowed at the site.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

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