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National World War I Museum

Identification

National World War I Museum
288782

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Structure in General

subterranean building
existing [completed]
postmodernism

Usages

museum
institutional office

Facts

  • The uniquely designed museum was built under the towering monument.
  • Ralph Applebaum and Associates other noteworthy museum design projects include the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, the National Constitution Center Museum in Philadelphia, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • This museum is located eight city blocks north of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters.
  • The monument, the museum and all of the thousands of artifacts are owned by the Liberty Memorial Association, a private corporation of civic leaders and historians from around the world.
  • Voters in Kansas City approved a $20 million bond package to pay part of the construction costs. The remaining $6.5 million came from a mix of federal, state and private funding.

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Location

100 West 26th Street
64108
Kansas City
Missouri
U.S.A.

Technical Data

3
2002
2006
$26,500,000

Involved Companies


Ralph Applebaum Associates
ASAI Architecture

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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