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Loop to House Futuristic Health and Medical Museum

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 29, 2010 8:40PM

2010_11_29_NNHM.gif Curbed Chicago editor Mark Boyer has an interesting piece about plans for the Washington, DC-based National Museum of Health and Medicine's plans to open a satellite museum in the old Rock Records store at 175 W. Washington.

According to a brochure for the expansion (PDF), extensive redesign plans for the three-story building are in the works, from the firm of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Included in the "cutting edge transformation" are numerous green features, including a strike-heel system that will harvest the energy created by foot traffic.

"As visitors engage with interactive exhibits throughout the museum, they will be able to individually generate energy that will power the building—mirroring the activities of nutrients within the human body."

Let's see the Museum of Science and Industry do that.