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9/14/16

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Construction Kicks Off on U.S. Army Museum at Fort Belvoir

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​Source: Washington Business Journal

The U.S. Army held its ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday for the National Museum of the United States Army, an 80-acre project planned to open in 2019 at Fort Belvoir...

The campus will include an 185,000-square-foot museum that will house 45,000 pieces of Army art, artifacts, documents and images. Other features will include a memorial garden, amphitheater, parade ground and trail. Space is also being planned to accommodate ceremonies, re-enactments, lectures, educational programs, conferences and reunions...

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of New York is the design architect and Christopher Chadbourne & Associates of Boston is the exhibit design firm for the museum.

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