The National World War II Museum plans to move forward with a $3 million project to build a pedestrian bridge connecting its buildings on each side of Andrew Higgins Drive.
A $2 million building permit was filed with the the city Dec. 5. Voorhees Architecture of New York and Mathes Brierre Architects of New Orleans designed the steel-frame, glass-enclosed bridge that will connect the second floor of the Louisiana Pavilion to the upper floor of the Victory Theater.
The bridge will be an extension of an existing walkway on the second floor. Once the bridge is in place, galleries in the Louisiana Pavilion will lead into the various campaign exhibits in the building across the street.
We’ve been told that construction will take several phases, and is expected to take about a year to complete.
The bridge is just one component of a $300+ million expansion project that will quadruple the size of the original D-Day Museum.
The museum is working to raise $100 million to pay for future capital projects, including the Liberation Pavilion, the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion, a 450-space parking structure with ground floor retail, and a 165-room hotel.
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