(AllHipHop News) The developers of the Hip Hop Hall Of Fame have presented the design concept for the forthcoming facility in Manhattan.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum and Entertainment Complex is set to include the Hall of Fame, museum, 5-star hotel, retail stores, gift shop, arcade, TV studios, sports bar, restaurant, and concert lounge.
“We are pleased that the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum & Hotel Building project is moving forward and that it will have a major socio-economic impact on tourism, culture, education, live events, film and television production and broadcasting, and job creation in New York City,” states JT Thompson, founder of the HHHOF.
The developers’ goal is to serve 1 million annual local, national, and international visitors through educational and entertainment excursion tours.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum will enshrine Hip Hop pioneers and legends through displays in order to highlight the diversity of authentic Hip Hop music, art, and culture.
Memorabilia is presently being collected and cataloged.
Exhibitions will include collectibles from the HHHOF archives, The Grammy Museum, The Cornell U’s Hip Hop Collection, Harvard Hip Hop Archive, NYU Hip Hop Education Center, The Smithsonian Institute Museum, The NMAAH, LACMA, OMA, The 2Pac Center, University of Houston, NMAAM, The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and other private collections.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame development team anticipates completing the building site acquisition process by early 2017.
The next phase will include making preparations for completing the exterior and interior design infrastructure process for a projected 2019-2020 grand opening.