Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MOTB Construction Permit Issued

A building permit was recently issued for construction of the Museum of the Bible, located at 4th and D streets at the former Washington Design Center. There was a demolition ceremony for the project back in February and since then a 1980s addition has been demolished. It will be replaced with a new structure made of thin brick made to look like stacks of manuscripts. The 430,000 square-foot Museum of the Bible, which is scheduled to open in 2017, will include three exhibit floors that will tell the impact, narrative, and history of the Bible. A construction webcam has been set up looking towards the Virginia Avenue side of the site. 

Construction photo from early May.

Rendering courtesy of SmithGroupJJR


Anonymous said...

The Bible Museum will be a huge draw.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

God better be at the ribbon cutting. And I hope HE uses lightening to cut the ribbon.