Park Historical Architect, John Rosemurgy and Mark Woltermann, Project Manager with the Midwest Regional Office met with staff from Quinn Evans Architects to continue design work for the architectural and engineering components of the Union Building interior rehabilitation. Quinn Evans will be presenting drawings to the park in early December.
In early November, Dr. Marcella Wells conducted several focus groups with community members and individuals associated with many of the park's partners and neighbors to evaluate the current status of the content for the Union Building exhibits. Once the information is compiled from both the focus groups and the public meeting that was held on November 4th, a report on the meetings along with a implementation plan on how to incorporate the feedback into the exhibit content development will be presented.
The park hosted a public meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at park headquarters in Calumet. to acquire feedback on the current design of an exhibit that will be located in the historic Union Building in Calumet. Attendees were able to look at detailed floor plans, view a three-dimensional model of the exhibit area, see some elevation drawings of exhibit features and read descriptions of exhibits that included proposed objects for display and the topics the exhibit text will cover. There were also some samples of interpretive text to review.