The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum is narrowing in on the design for the Bezos Learning Center that’s in the works for the National Mall attraction.
Last year, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos — who, lest you forget, is absolutely bonkers about space travel — donated $130 million for the learning center and another $70 million to help pay for the museum’s overall $1 billion renovation, which began in 2018.
Five firms, which are not being identified at this point in the process, have submitted designs for the 50,000-square-foot learning center, which is set to replace the restaurant space on the east terrace of the museum. The Smithsonian has been taking public feedback on the designs this month, with comments closing Monday. A final plan is expected to be chosen next year. Construction is to start in 2024 and it will be likely be completed in 2026.
You can take a peek at renderings of the five designs in the gallery above.
The Bezos…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.