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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:26 AM

Wow!, 31,000 square feet!  That's a little less than 3/4 of an acre.   :)

 

 

 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A proposed model railroad museum is moving into Phase 2 of planning with the approval of the Redevelopment Authority.

The estimated $8.5 million museum is the brainchild of museum visionary Thomas Krens and would entail some 31,000 square feet of space on the north side of Western Gateway Heritage State Park, which is overseen by the authority.

http://www.iberkshir...r-Phase-2-.html



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:29 PM

 

 

Disused Railyard Welcomes Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum

Short article and artistic renderings here:

 

http://www.interiord...tecture-museum/



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

 

 

Getting on the right track: North Adams officials pin Heritage Park hopes on new museum

 

NORTH ADAMS — Officials are keeping hope alive that Western Gateway Heritage State Park can be a catalyst for major economic development.

http://www.berkshire...w-museum,498057



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:48 AM

 

 

North Adams' Model Railroad Museum Eyes Sons of Italy Property

 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The proposed private for-profit model railroad museum is negotiating with the city to purchase the old Sons of Italy parcel for the project.

http://www.iberkshir...y-Property.html



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

 

 

Model Railroad Museum Options to Buy Heritage Park for $1.2M

 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The proposed model railroad has taken out an option to purchase Western Gateway Heritage State Park and the former Sons of Italy property for $1.2 million. 

http://www.iberkshir...k-for-1.2M.html



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:57 AM

 

 

World-Class Architect Climbs Aboard Model Railroad Museum

 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Officials with the proposed model railroad museum are confident that they will have the funding in hand next year to move forward on the $65 million project. 

http://www.iberkshir...oad-Museum.html



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:46 AM

 

 

State rejects $5.4 million grant request for Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum

 

NORTH ADAMS — In a setback for the proposed Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum, the state has denied an application for a $5.4 million grant to help get the project rolling.

The joint application for a MassWorks grant was submitted in August by the museum and the city of North Adams.

http://www.berkshire...d-museum,524801



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:52 AM

 

 

Frank Gehry, Thomas Krens combine architecture with model trains in proposed museum

 

NORTH ADAMS - Picture the World Trade Center near the Empire State Building near Fenway Park near London's Tate Modern. Now picture trains zipping past the architectural icons.

http://www.masslive....rens_combi.html

 

Although the local transit provider, Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, has service to North Adams six days a week (no Sundays), there is no map on line to show if it would have a stop at the proposed museum.  Once the museum gets going, I would hope that policymakers would capitalize on the museum's renown and exploit that facility as a major trip generator.

 

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Posted Today, 06:53 AM

 

 

Peek inside a model of Gehry’s extreme model railroad museum

 

Design development for Frank Gehry’s model railroad museum in rural New England is chugging along.

https://archpaper.co...ailroad-museum/






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