Presidential Libraries and Museums don’t just renovate themselves. Neither is the job of updating a building and preserving historical context something that just anyone can handle - or should attempt.
A full-scale renovation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum began in May 2010. With the exception of two wings added in 1972 in honor of Mrs. Roosevelt, it is the first renovation of the Roosevelt Library since it was opened to the public on June 30, 1941. Joe - The project consisted of two phases over three years with a budget of $35 million in federal funding. The renovation brings the Library’s archives and museum up to the National Archives’s standards for the preservation of historic collections, while carefully preserving the building’s historic appearance.
Luke Interrante, Project Manager from KCCM Construction and Arik Mathison, the project directing architect from EYP Architecture & Engineering join us to tell us more.