(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker ceremonially signed the Leonardo's bond agreement yesterday, releasing the funding for the fledgling art and science museum that was approved more than five years ago. The move means the Leonardo will soon have a permanent home on Library Square. KCPW's Elizabeth Ziegler has the story.
The Leonardo's run of "Body Worlds 3" attracted more than 290,000 people, according to the museum. Renovations on the old Main Library building will begin August 1 with asbestos removal, then the city will turn to a seismic retrofit, electrical and plumbing system upgrades and solar panel installation. The mid-century building will soon meet Silver LEED standards for environmentally-friendly construction.