Arizona Memorial visitor center gets new look

PEARL HARBOR (KHNL) - The Arizona Memorial visitor center will get a $32 million makeover.

The project will provide for new buildings to support exhibits, education, security, other offices, restroom and resting areas.

Other work includes pile foundations, reinforced concrete floor slabs, steel joists and decking, flashing and sheet metal work, concrete masonry work, photo-voltaic panels, a shade structure, air conditioning and fire protection, landscaping, ashpalt concert pavements, connecting utilities, electrical and communication ducts, fencing and site improvements.

Frank Hays, USS Arizona Memorial Acting Superintendent says the work will bring much-needed changes to the shore side visitor center.

"It will enable us to provide an even better experience for our visitors by creating more exhibit and educational space, and a newly refurbished theater," said Hays.

Renovation of the existing theater and demolition of the existing facility will follow after the majority of the buildings are completed.

Work is expected to be completed by September 2010.