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Construction underway and planned for World War II Museum

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
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