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A new monument to American athletics is proving an Olympic undertaking.
New renderings for the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame were released as construction begins in Colorado Springs. The project was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a New York-based architecture firm.
Described by the architects as an “experiential museum,” the new complex will house artifacts and media dedicated to the legacy of American athletes. Plans include a spacious plaza, theater, meeting halls, and exhibition spaces, according to Designboom.
The Denver Post reports the 65,000-square-foot space will cost $75 million. It will be the only museum dedicated to the U.S. Olympic program in the country. Lake Placid has a small museum devoted to the two winter games held there, but efforts elsewhere for a full-fledged complex haven’t been productive until now.
Once completed in 2019, the U.S. Olympic Museum will be a few blocks away from the Committee headquarters and a quick drive from the Olympic Training Center. Settled among foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the mix of indoor and outdoor spaces couldn’t have a better backdrop.