Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

With the exception of two wings added in 1972 in honor of Mrs. Roosevelt, this two-phased renovation is the first overhaul of the Roosevelt Library since it was completed in 1941. The project involves carefully preserving the building’s historic appearance, while bringing its archives and museum up to the National Archive’s standards for the long-term preservation of historic collections. New drainage, plumbing, and roofing systems and new electrical, security, fire protection and adaptations for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance will address longstanding facility problems. Museum visitors and researchers will enjoy improved amenities, including, for the first time, full accessibility for people in wheelchairs.

All work is being managed in and around the occupied building ensuring and also includes construction of a new temporary exhibit in the library’s north end on the main level to ensure the library remains open to the public throughout the renovation over the course of the next year. The project is scheduled to complete in July of 2013.

 
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