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BAR approves plans for International African American Museum

Rendering of International African American Museum exhibit. (Source: IAAM) Rendering of International African American Museum exhibit. (Source: IAAM)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Board of Architectural Review approved plans on Wednesday for the new International African American Museum.

The price tag is an estimated $75 million, but so far, city and state funding only total $30 million. Leaders are looking for more private funding.

The museum will sit on what was once Gadsden's Wharf near the aquarium. The building is a long rectangular design and the architect said it's simplistic on purpose to not take away from the site's importance. 

The project features one side of the museum to have windows looking towards the water where slaves arrived in the holds of ships centuries ago. 

"This is one of the finest I've seen in a long time come through this board," BAR member Bob Faust said. "I appreciate the study that you've given for this project."


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