Construction Starts On The Towering $10 Million WWII Museum Canopy of Peace

by • June 9, 2016 • Construction, Hotel & Hospitality, Warehouse DistrictComments (2)5284

The WWII Museum has broken ground on the unbelievable canopy structure announced last year.  The funding comes from a component of a $20 million gift from Joy and Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, the former chairman and CEO of Bollinger Shipyards Inc.

The $10 million structure will hang 150 feet above the ground, and will be 448 feet long and 126 feet wide with fiberglass slat features that look like sails.

In addition to providing much needed shade and unifying the two buildings over which it straddles, its meant to symbolize a protective canopy over the soldiers that fought during the war.

The Museum has already recently worked on a new $3 million pedestrian walkway over the street that connects the two campuses.

Rendering of the new WWII Museum Canopy of Peace

Rendering of the new WWII Museum Canopy of Peace

Rendering of the new WWII Museum Canopy of Peace

Rendering of the new WWII Museum Canopy of Peace

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