The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum Opens in Colorado Springs
PHOTOS: Bill Baum
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum is located in Colorado Springs – America’s Olympic City – and is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the official showcase of Team USA. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Anderson Mason Dale Architects, the four-story, 65,000-square-foot museum was constructed by GE Johnson.
Guests arrive and are transported to the top of the museum via elevator, where they are greeted with stunning views of Pikes Peak and the foothills of Colorado Springs. From there, they wind their way around the spiral ing exhibit halls, tracing the history and legacy of Team USA, and celebrating Olympic and Paralympic achievements through interactive experiences.
Amenities include a theater, café, and a re tail shop. A 20,000-square-foot exhibition hall, broadcast studio, outdoor gathering place and amphitheater, and additional flexible space for special events and Olympic gatherings is anticipated to attract 350,000 visitors per year.
Published in the September 2020 issue of Building Dialogue.