Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit to Reopen in New Temporary Home

July 9, 2013 7:40 PM

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Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit to Reopen in New Temporary Home

Officials of the museum — a World War II-era aircraft carrier docked at Midtown Manhattan — want to construct an annex on land to house the shuttle, across the West Side Highway. The desired property belongs to the State Transportation Department, though, and its initial asking price of about $2.4 million in annual rent may be too steep for the museum.

Museum officials challenged that price, saying the property is not in a “good” area because its neighbors include two strip clubs, two carwashes and a closed bagel bakery.

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