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Tue, Oct. 13, 2009
Ban newspaper boxes outside new Jewish museum for security purposes?
By CHRIS BRENNAN
Philadelphia Daily News
The National Museum of American Jewish History will open on Independence Mall in 13 months, and planners are already giving serious thought to security.
City Council's Streets and Services Committee today will consider legislation to prohibit newspaper boxes on the sidewalks near the museum, now being built at 5th and Market streets.
Councilman Frank DiCicco introduced the legislation Sept. 24. His aide Brian Abernathy said that it had come at the request of the museum after concerns about explosive devices and other threats.
Gwen Goodman, the museum's executive director, said the precaution had been suggested by a security consultant. Goodman compared the security idea to precautions taken at most public buildings.
"It's not like we're the only ones looking into security," Goodman said. "But we are a Jewish institution. Jewish institutions have had to take extra care."
The local museum, five stories and 100,000 square feet, is scheduled to open in November 2010.