Last week, The Strong National Museum of Play broke ground for phase two of its transformational expansion. LeChase is construction manager-at-risk for the project, which will add a new 90,000-SF museum wing, an outdoor play exhibit, a gateway building connecting the parking garage and museum, and an outdoor plaza area.
LeChase completed the expansion’s first phase – a new parking garage with a unique and colorful façade – in 2020.
The second phase, delayed last year due to COVID-19, should be completed in summer 2023. The expansion is expected to draw an additional 400,000 guests to the museum and the Rochester area by 2026.