"This building will sit in the shadow of Pikes Peak in the world class city of Colorado Springs." With those words from Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley, Olympic gold medalist in hurdles, the groundbreaking ceremony began for the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame at Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street in southwest downtown. Chair of the museum board Dick Celeste, the former president of Colorado College and former governor of Ohio, expressed relief that the project was getting underway. "It's finally happened," he sighed, as dozens of people streamed to the folding chairs set up this morning in the middle of Vermijo. The project has been planned since at least 2013, when the city proposed its inclusion in the City for Champions tourism...
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Olympic Museum construction is underway