Architect: FX Collaborative
Size: 20,000 SF
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The National Parks Service, together with the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation, has constructed a new museum on Liberty Island. This museum replaces the existing one, which was not sufficiently sized to serve the thousands of daily visitors and could only accommodate 20% of those who wish to visit. Longman Lindsey is honored to be providing acoustical consulting services for or this incredible project.
The new museum includes exhibit space, original Torch, and presents ideas inspired by, and represented by, the Statue and harbor. Visitors will be able to reflect on their visit by spending time on the museum’s green roof, with views of the Statue herself, iconic Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island and New Jersey. One of the museum’s highlights is the series of immersive theaters, where visitors can travel a virtual path across the Statue’s design and construction, and what it symbolizes. Suitably quiet background noise levels, together with a level of reverberation that is moderately bright, are key to achieving a successful interior acoustical environment.