Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Plans Facilities Upgrade

country-music-hall-of-fame-nightThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is planning a $1 million facilities upgrade, which will be spent on its 10 different restrooms.

This comes following recent updates to the building, including a new information desk in the conservatory, and replacing neon exterior lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting. During 2016, the organization also revamped parts of Historic RCA Studio B on Music Row.

The CMHoF operates in a $100 million facility, between the original cost of the building and its 2014 expansion.

The newly-renovated restrooms will be modeled after the 2014 upgrades for a consistent look, all designed by Tuck Hinton Architects. The 10 restrooms spanning four floors have not been updated since the building opened in 2001. Since then it has welcomed over 8.5 million guests, including more than one million visitors during each of the past two years—adding up to expected wear and tear.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sr. VP of financial services and operations Nina Burghard told the Nashville Post, “As with all capital projects, we underwent an extensive and competitive bidding process, resulting in our contracting the job for less than what was originally bid.”

American Constructors will handle the project which is expected to be complete by March 2017.

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