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March 30, 2012

New pavilion at Franklin Institute will combine traditional with the new

The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion is planned for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Made possible by a $10 million contribution from the couple for whom it was named, the 53,000-sf renovation and expansion will provide an education and conference center, permanent exhibition space, and a changing gallery. The building’s exterior will pay homage to the style of the original building while incorporating more modern features, such as landscaping to mitigate stormwater impact and a stainless steel kinetic art wall. Designed by SaylorGregg Architects of Philadelphia, the addition will be constructed by Skanska. A summer 2014 opening is anticipated.




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