Museum of Broadcast Communications Resumes Construction

The new 62,000-square-foot national broadcast museum in the heart of downtown Chicago at State and Kinzie Streets is back under construction.

The new MBC will include expanded areas for collection development, two exhibit galleries and working radio and television studios. Over 240,000 visitors from across the country are projected for the first year of operation.

The new MBC will also be a model of energy-efficiency, built to a Gold LEED environmental standard—the first such Museum in Illinois. The “green” building is designed and will be equipped to maximize energy efficiency, to minimize waste and pollution, to reduce the consumption of resources, and to enhance indoor environmental quality. The United States Green Building Council will review and commission the building upon completion.

Image:View from Kinzie Street, Museum of Broadcast Communications

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