- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is unveiling a $450 million project that will include two new buildings designed to complement the existing structures.

Board chairman Richard Kinder tells the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1ALR1nV ) that the redevelopment project being unveiled Tuesday is the most exciting in the museum’s 90-year history. He says it’s expected to be complete by 2019.

The most prominent new structure will be a 164,000-square-foot building on what’s now the museum’s parking lot. The three-story structure is shaped like a jigsaw-puzzle piece with a canopy roof full of concave curves. It will also feature glass walls on the ground floor. There will be a sheath of energy-saving translucent glass tubes, lit from behind, around the rest of the exterior, which is concrete.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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