• New Building Awarded Gold Level LEED Certification*
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BRONX, NEW YORK (September 14, 2009)– The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will formally open the WCS Center for Global Conservation at the Bronx Zoo on Monday, October 5th at 10:00 AM. 

The morning’s events will include a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, which has been awarded the Gold level LEED certification.

The WCS Center for Global Conservation was designed by FXFOWLE Architects.


WHO:        Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, WCS President and CEO
                   U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano     
A. Davis, President of The Starr Foundation
                   John F. Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President, Public Affairs          
                   City Officials, TBA

WHAT:      Public Opening of the WCS Center for Global Conservation

WHEN:      Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 10:00 AM

MEDIA:     Members of the media wishing to attend should arrive no later than 9:30 AM. 
                   The facility will be open for set-up at 9:00 AM.

WHERE:   Center for Global Conservation – Marsh Meadow
                   2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460

Media should enter at Rainey Gate off Fordham Road

RAIN PLAN:  All takes place in 2nd floor conference room with tour to follow.

Maggie Seidel – 718-220-5182; mseidel@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org
Steve Sautner – 718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide.  We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Founded over 30 years ago, FXFOWLE Architects is an architectural, interior design, planning, and urban design firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Dubai. The firm’s diverse portfolio of projects includes work of all types and scales across the globe, and is based on a core commitment to enrich the built environment by creating projects with social, environmental, and aesthetic integrity.


Directions to the Bronx Zoo's Rainey Gate

From Manhattan:

Take the Triborough or Willis Avenue Bridge to the Bruckner Expressway East.

Take the Bronx River Parkway North to Exit 7W (Fordham Rd.)

Take the first ramp on your right (in front of the New York Botanical Garden).

Turn left at the light (on the corner by Fordham University) and left again back onto Fordham Rd.

Turn right at the blinking light into Rainey Gate. This is a big, ornate gate with animals on it.

At the far end of the lot, please use the stairs on your right. Administration West is the first building on the right at the top of the stairs. Reception is at the far end of the building, past some bird cages.


*The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System was designed by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings.  Only the platinum rating is higher.