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National World War II Museum Breaks Ground on Canopy of Peace

The steel and fiberglass structure will be 448 feet long, 126 feet wide

Continuing to be both a cultural and architectural force in New Orleans, the National World War II Museum has broken ground on the striking Canopy of Peace.

The 448 feet long, 126 feet wide steel and fiberglass structure is part of an unprecedented $20 million gift from Donald "Boysie" Bollinger, the former chairman and CEO of Bollinger Shipyards Inc., and his wife, Joy.

The canopy, which will hover 150 feet above the ground, is meant to unify the Warehouse District campus.

Construction Starts On The Towering $10 Million WWI Museum Canopy of Peace [Canal Street Beat]
National World War II Museum receives a record-setting $20 million gift [NOLA.com]