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The Boston Museum is a planned history museum for the city of Boston, Massachusetts. If designated by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the Museum will be built on Parcel 9, adjacent to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Faneuil Hall, the Quincy Market, and abutting from the downtown Haymarket. The Boston Museum will build a pedestrian bridge on Parcel 12, which will directly connect the Greenway to the Museum. In October 2005 the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority designated the project as the official developer for Parcel 12.

The planned building will be designed by Moshe Safdie and Associates and is estimated to cost 124 million dollars.[1] The proposal includes exhibition galleries, theater spaces, a series of education and meeting rooms, a grand hall for large public meetings and a grand concourse. The building will also feature restaurants and an information center, as well as green space.

The Safdie Proposal has been superseded by a new plan calling for a different design due to Parcel 12 site conditions. The need to build over two highway ramps would add such additional cost that the Boston Museum Project is now seeking permission to construct a smaller alternate project on Parcel 9 "The Haymarket". Parcel 12 would be used as the site of a sculptural bridge leading pedestrian traffic across to be able to enter the museum or walk on toward North Station.

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Boston Museum seeks new site - The Boston Globe Address:http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/03/19/boston_museum_seeks_new_site/

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