The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is a national museum in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at The Forks National Historic Site, where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers meet. It is the first national museum located outside the National Capital Region of Ottawa, the first ever national museum in Canada since 1967, and the first national museum anywhere in the world dedicated to human rights. Construction of CMHR was drafted in 2008, started in 2009, and was scheduled to be completed in 2012, with official opening inauguration in 2014.
This museum with its unique architecture style combined of glass with stone is already an iconic landmark in Winnipeg city skyline. Atop the museum is the Tower of Hope, which lights up as an illuminated beacon during the darkest week of the year (winter solstice). The height of musuem (measured to the tip of the tower) rises to 100m (328ft)—78ft higher than Manitoba Legislative Building’s Golden Boy and 25ft higher than the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The museum has a total of 12 floors. In comparison, Fort Garry Hotel is 94m (308ft) with 31 stories.
I wonder if there will be any revolving restaurant on the top of the tower, which will offers a magnificent 360-degree panoramic views of the city of Winnipeg, Assiniboine and Red Rivers, and the surrounding suburbs.
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Exact location of Human Rights Museum is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map.
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