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Pikes Peak Is Getting A New Visitor Center …14,000 Feet Up

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If all goes well, Pikes Peak will have a new visitor center atop its summit at the beginning of next year.

A new Summit House Visitor Center at the top of Pikes Peak is scheduled for a spring 2021 opening. The city of Colorado Springs is claiming the structure will be the most sustainable high-altitude structure in the country, if not the world.

In April, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, construction continued at the site, but slowed because of new safety guidelines that were put in place. 

Preferred Summit House Design PSA from City of Colorado Springs on Vimeo.

The old visitor center hosted 750,000 visitors annually.

The $66 million, 38,000-square-foot building is replacing the mountain’s old visitor center, in place since 1963.

 

 

 

-Dan Boyce Colorado Public Radio

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