The Newseum has selected Communications Engineering to design and integrate its advanced technical infrastructure. The design also includes a broadcast technology and data systems, as well as a Global Immersion Theatre and Interactive Kiosks.
The $400 million showcase center is the brainchild of the Freedom Forum. The 600,000sq ft. building is under construction on Pennsylvania Avenue close to the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall. It will feature six levels of high tech displays.
When the Newseum opens in 2007, visitors will enter a 90ft high atrium and begin exploring the museum's six levels of displays and experiences, including more than 12 galleries that explore the history of news and how the media covered the most important events of the past century.
The Newseum experience will include an extensive News History Gallery constructed around its collection of more than 35,000 historic newspaper front pages; an Interactive Newsroom and two HD broadcast studios and control rooms. The building will also feature a 535-seat theater and 11,000sq ft of conference center facilities.
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