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African American Museum On Schedule To Open In 2016 In Washington, DC.

AA Museum ConstructionFor the past two years construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, has been below ground. But now its above ground reaching skyward on track for its public opening in 2016.

Established by Congress the museum was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003. A design competition jury held in 2009 selected the Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup as the museum’s architectural and engineering team. The museum broke ground on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and in view of the White House, on February 22, 2012.

This Spring the concrete roof over the History Gallery, one of its underground exhibitions, was poured. This enabled construction to rise above ground for the first time. Since breaking ground, the museum has met every construction deadline.

In a city where progress is often hard to come by, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is making great strides toward completion.  Learn more at the museum website

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In 2000, following a long and successful career as head of his own public relations agency, Jim became a freelance travel writer. In 2003 he was named travel editor at New York Trend. Jim travels widely in North America and Europe and has also visited in Asia, Africa, and Central America. He enjoys writing stories that bring alive his travel experience and entice the reader to visit new destinations. Jim is a member of the International Association of Black Travel Writers.