From the Queens Chronicle:
The undulating walls of the Great Hall — the original structure of the New York Hall of Science — are hidden beneath protective sheathing as part of a major $25 million restoration project on the building from the 1964 World’s Fair.
Work is expected to be completed in 2014, in time for the structure’s 50th anniversary. The project will include stabilizing and repairing the exterior, renovating and modernizing the interior and repaving and improving the terrace.
According to Eric Siegel, director and chief content officer at the Hall of Science, the interior space will be used for ongoing and traveling exhibitions and special events. Uses for the plaza are under consideration.
The Great Hall is the main exhibit area of the Hall of Science, paid for by the Port Authority at a cost of $7.6 million. It was one of the few buildings designed to remain after the World’s Fair closed in 1965.