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MSU's Broad Museum faces unexpected construction delay

(photo by Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio)
Eli Broad, businessman, art collector and Michigan State Universitry benefactor

A new multi-million dollar art museum at Michigan State University will open months later than planned.   

The Eli and Edythe Broad museum was supposed to be dedicated in April on the East Lansing campus. But Michigan State University officials say supply problems are affecting work on the building.  

A university spokeswoman says the building’s specially designed glass windows are the source of the problem.   

Because of the building’s design, the large glass panels must be cut to very exacting specifications and that’s taking longer than expected. 

The contemporary art museum is not expected to be ready to open until sometime this fall.  

The delay is not expected to negatively affect the project’s $40 to $45 million budget. 


Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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