Ground has been broken on the $75m United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame (USOM) in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Scheduled to open in summer of 2019, the US Olympic Museum is a few blocks away from the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters and a short drive from the Olympic Training Center.
The groundbreaking for 60,000 sq ft museum culminates the four years of planning, fundraising and design for the iconic building, which will be the only comprehensive Olympic and Paralympics museum in the US.
Interdisciplinary architecture and art studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) will act as project designer while GE Johnson Construction Company will be the lead construction for the project.
Once open, the experiential museum and hall of fame will be an ideal destination containing the artefacts, media, technology and the myriad of stories behind the dedicated American athletes. It is expected that nearly 350,000 visitors to visit the museum per year.