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CONSTRUCTION THREAD: The Children's Museum

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Heard last night that the construction of ImagiNation Children's Museum is not too far off. While in the old library building, the outside apparently will be totally redone in a "creative, fun" manner. The person I was talking to had seen some renderings and was impressed. Does anyone here have access to the renderings or any additional info?

Will be great to see this project underway, as this project will be another downtown tourist draw when complete. :thumbsup:

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That's great to hear! I'm so glad the outside will get a makeover. It needs it. :whistling: Hopefully the Heritage Green, Pete Hollis Gateway, and the Hampton Pinckney Areas will continue to see more development...

Also, the History Museum says September 2007 is its opening date.

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Does anyone here have access to the renderings or any additional info?

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That's great to hear! I'm so glad the outside will get a makeover. It needs it. :whistling: Hopefully the Heritage Green, Pete Hollis Gateway, and the Hampton Pinckney Areas will continue to see more development...

Also, the History Museum says September 2007 is its opening date.

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I always liked the look of the building myself. I actually like it much better than the look of the new library. It looks much more classical or something.

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We won a masonry award for the new history museum when we built it......for south carolina!

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I always liked the look of the building myself. I actually like it much better than the look of the new library. It looks much more classical or something.

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Classical modernist 70's architecture.

There was a lot of wasted interior space as well in that building because of the way it followed the modernist principles of the time. Not a very people friendly sized facility, probably even less so for small children who will use it now.

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Great news! I saw the sign today too. Check out the website for the museum. Click on the galleries section and there are a few internal renderings and floorplan layouts. Looks like it wil be really nice. :thumbsup: Sounds like we still need $5MM though, and will take 18 months to complete.

"One of the largest in the southeast" ?? Doesn't Cola have a significantly larger one (this will be 79k ft)?

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That is interesting since EdVenture has been legitimately known to be the largest in the Carolinas. Greenville is a very important city to have such a museum with so many families in this region and being such a great place to raise kids.

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At present, EdVenture is the largest children's museum in the Southeast. I said elsewhere that I wouldn't be surprised if Greenville's museum would attempt to unseat Columbia's for such a title.

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This is going to be such an improvement to the old Library building. I can't wait to see the doors open, people coming to Heritage Green, and the vitality of the area to be improved. Now there just needs to be some restaurants and retail in the area... :whistling: *Ahem* BB&T... redevelop your property or sell it to be redeveloped into a mixed-use building.... :fun:

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*Ahem* BB&T... redevelop your property or sell it to be redeveloped into a mixed-use building.... :fun:

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Check out the website for the museum. Click on the galleries section and there are a few internal renderings and floorplan layouts.

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The external rendering from the shot that gsupstate provided looks to be a bit uninspiring. But I'll withold judgment until official renderings are released.

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The external rendering from the shot that gsupstate provided looks to be a bit uninspiring. But I'll withold judgment until official renderings are released.

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Sorry adrockc2, credit goes to you for the photo.

I do understand that there are always necessary restrictions when it comes to reuse of existing buildings, and I'm always in favor of reusing perfectly good structures when feasible. So the project gets cool points for that.

RT, do you remember this little prediction? ;)

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The former library had three levels inside, so it is definitely sizable. It always seemed much nicer on the inside (curved staircases and a unique fountain) than the simple exterior suggests. I see this museum literally exploding with use and support once it finally opens. This metro area is thriving with families soaking up every fun opportunity available. Having several combined cultural amenities at Heritage Green will help it become an even better destination experience here in downtown.

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It would be good to see it become LEED-certified as well. I believe ImaginOn in Charlotte is; lots of recycled materials went into its construction.

Edit: I see that the developers will actually be pursuing LEED Silver certification. Good job! :good:

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That is a very good thing to pursue in this project.

Since it appears that the actual name will not be ImagiNation, but rather The Children's Museum, perhaps the thread should be renamed? I already checked the former web address and it has been removed.

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