Wednesday, October 9, 2013

International Spy Museum Looking for a New Safe House

The International Spy Museum, one of the most popular private attractions in (Washington, DC), would relocate to the former Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square under a plan by D.C. officials.

Carnegie Library
Events DC, which manages the District’s convention and sports business, announced Monday that it planned to renovate and expand the historic library building by moving the Spy Museum to the museum’s underground space and building a new “sculpted glass pavilion” on the north side of the building that would house a new visitors center, a cafĂ© and the Spy Museum store...

In all, the project would add 58,000 square feet to the property, but the idea requires layers of approval from local and federal stakeholders because of the historic state of the grounds and library building, which was completed in 1903 and served as the city’s central library until 1970. (more)