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Completion of new Guam museum construction delayed

January 27, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Completion of the new Guam museum has been delayed because of complications with the construction.

Pacific Daily News (http://is.gd/SFYDlF) reports the museum was slated to have opened in December.

But Guam Economic Development Authority project coordinator Larry Toves says the opening is now set for the third quarter of this year.

Toves says issues with pile foundations caused the delay of the museum, which will be called the Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility.

The pile foundations are concrete columns driven into the ground to support a structure that would be constructed on weak layers of soil.

The museum construction site was once swampland.

An earlier museum built in 1932 was destroyed during World War II. Some artifacts from that facility were sent for safekeeping to other museums and private collectors.

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