October 01, 2016 - 7:03 AM
NEW ORLEANS - With eight projects under construction and 16 more on the drawing board, the National World War II Museum is about to take over 3 1/2 square blocks of the New Orleans Central Business District.
Two new structures are being added to the museum campus to provide additional exhibition space, classrooms, a library and offices.
The museum has started building the Hall of Democracy, a $33 million three-story pavilion for academic and outreach programs and additional exhibit space.
Work is also underway on the nearly $12 million Bollinger Canopy of Peace. The Canopy will symbolize the hope and promise unleashed by the end of WWII hostilities.
Bob Farnsworth says the museum plans to raise $370 million for the expansion program with $262.8 million already secured and $107.2 million yet to be raised.
News from © The Associated Press, 2016