GE Johnson Break Ground on United States Olympic Museum

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Colorado Springs, CO – On Friday, June 9, GE Johnson Construction Company broke ground on the United States Olympic Museum (USOM) – the future home of Team USA’s legacy. The ceremony was attended by many state and local officials – including Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, members of the Colorado Springs City Council, and members of the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners – as well as Olympians, Paralympians, USOM Board members, and representatives of the United States Olympic Committee.

Located near the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, the museum will become an international destination, which celebrates the hard work and triumph of America’s Olympians, Paralympians, coaches, and Olympic Committee leaders. When complete, the museum will be the only official Olympic museum in the United States. Planning for the Olympic Museum began more than five years ago, and fundraising has been an intensive effort, resulting in a combination of private and public dollars to fund the 60,000 square foot project.

“A project like this is special,” said Jim Johnson, CEO of GE Johnson. “For many years, we’ve focused on building projects that benefit the communities where we work. Now, we get to build something that supports a much larger community – fans of Team USA – while opening the door to future growth in the Pikes Peak Region.”

Currently, the museum is scheduled to reach completion in 2019. GE Johnson has already begun earthworks activities to prepare the site for building construction.

New York-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro are leading the design in conjunction with Denver-based Anderson Mason Dale Architects. Specialty firms Barrie Projects, Gallagher & Associates, and Pacific Studio are contracted for completion of the museum and exhibit space.

Image courtesy of GE Johnson.

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