From the Daily News:
WITH ITS 90-foot-high walls and cobalt-blue glass, the Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science was built so that visitors to the 1964-65 World's Fair thought they were entering outer space.
Almost 50 years later, that architectural marvel is getting its first major face-lift. And designers hope the renovated Great Hall will continue to dazzle visitors at the busy science museum.
Even in its current barren state, with scaffolding and netting on its facade, the Great Hall is still a magnificent sight.
Specks of green, red and orange sparkle in the glass-filled panels. Heavy concrete walls ripple around the 7,000-square-foot space.
Over the years, cracked panels have been replaced, along with some concrete patchwork.
The current project, which preliminary estimates tag at $12 million, will fix the concrete, as well as panels that may need work.