Olympic Museum is Closer to Reality

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo –
The U.S. Olympic Museum is now a little closer to becoming a reality.

We now know who is scheduled to build and design the $60 million project.

A total of five different groups will work on different parts of the museum.

GE Johnson of Colorado Springs will serve as the general contractor.

The museum will be built on land that was recently donated near America the Beautiful Park. While many of the firms are from outside of the city, the museum itself will still create jobs in Colorado Springs.

“If you look at all of the aspects of the museum, that includes food service and the kind of concessions that one has and the rest, we’re probably talking on the order of 60 to 80 employees,” said Richard Celeste, the president of the U.S. Olympic Museum Board.

If all goes according to plan, the museum will open in early 2018.

The U.S. Olympic Museum will be a timeless institution that reflects Team USA pride and helps visitors experience the thrill of the Games. As future generations of champions realize their dreams, the museum will grow and evolve alongside them, providing an ever-fresh experience with each visit.

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All images courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Gallagher Associates (March 2016), Images presented on this website are not representative of the final architecture and exhibit design or adjacent site planning.

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