Arizona Experience Museum to be ready by state’s centennialConstruction is scheduled to begin this summer on the Arizona Experience Museum, one of the state’s centennial projects. Plans call for enhancing and transforming the current Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum at 15th Ave. and Washington St. in Phoenix. The new museum will be an interactive, technology-driven venue showcasing Arizona’s past, present and future. Plans are on track for the museum’s renovations, with completion expected by 2012, Arizona’s Centennial. The museum will include a new main entrance on Washington, new main lobby, gift shop and reception area, and orientation theater. Museum designer is Gallagher & Associates, architect is Westlake Reed Leskosky, general contractor is Mortenson Construction, and construction consultant is Rider Levett Bucknell
Monday, July 16, 2012
Arizona Experience Museum hoax
In the spring of 2011, the following news release appeared:
Investigative reporters at ABC 15 have now discovered that neither the Arizona Historical Society nor the Arizona Centennial Commission ever raised any funds for construction of the Arizona Experience Museum (formerly the aborted 5C Arizona Centennial Museum). The seed money provided by Freeport McMoran was eaten up by the designers.
Obviously, the actual construction fund status (zero) was known in May of 2011. So why was this misinformation about centennial preparations published?
Was it an attempt to mislead potential donors?
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Construction: Project News, May/June 2011
Posted on May 1, 2011 by AZRE