The current plans will increase the space by four times the original facility. The new space will hold new museum programs, exhibit spaces, and a larger library and archives and collection spaces.
According to The Associated Press via Nola.com, the National World War II Museum is undergoing eight out of its 24 planned projects. The museum size, once construction is complete, will be three-and-a-half square blocks.
The expansion is part of the museum’s Road to Victory campaign. Deemed The Road to Victory: A Vision for Future Generations, the fundraising campaign has brought in $254 million through public and private donations.
Watch the rendered expansion video here.