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Wikipedia Description: Newseum
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The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism under construction in Washington, D.C. It opened at its first location in Rosslyn, Virginia, on April 18, 1997. Its stated mission is "to help the public and the news media understand one another better." In five years, the Newseum attracted more than 2.25 million visitors. The Newseum's operations are funded by the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to "free press, free speech and free spirit for all people."
In 2000, Freedom Forum decided to move the Newseum across the Potomac River to Washington, D.C. The original Newseum was closed on March 3, 2002, in order to allow its staff to concentrate on building the new, larger museum. The new museum, built at a cost of $450 million, will open its doors to the public on April 11, 2008.
After obtaining a landmark location at Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street NW, the Newseum board selected noted exhibit designer Ralph Appelbaum, who had designed the original Newseum in Arlington, Virginia, and architect James Stewart Polshek, who designed the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, to work on the new project.
This design team had the following goals:
* To design a building that would be an architectural icon, easily recognized and remembered by visitors from around the world;
* To create a museum space three times as large as the original, with the capacity for more than two million visitors a year; and
* To celebrate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution — in particular, its freedom of the press and free speech protections.
Highlights of the building design unveiled October 2002 include a façade featuring a "window on the world", 57 ft × 78 ft (17 m × 24 m), which looks out on Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall while letting the public see inside to the visitors and displays. It also features t ...More...
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