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Yellowstone Restores Visitor Center

September 26, 2013 Teton County No Comments
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Yellowstone National Park’s Albright Visitor Center in Mammoth Hot Springs is to be upgraded over the coming months to retrofit the building for seismic activity and bring better accessibility to the building.  Park Spokesman Al Nash points out that the facility was originally built as bachelor officer’s quarters by the United States Army in 1909.  Named after Yellowstone’s first Superintendent Horace Albright, the building has seen a variety of uses before officially becoming the Albright Visitor Center in 1979. Nash says Yellowstone National Park often encounters the unique challenge of adaptive use while still protecting the integrity of the historical structures.  The current project will involve a seismic retrofit of the existing historic stone building, as well as, addressing some accessibility and life safety concerns.  The seismic retrofit requires the installation of a steel frame inside the structure and attaching the frame to the stonework.  In addition to the structural changes, the exhibits will also be receiving a makeover.

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