Chinese American Museum preparing to reopen

October 17, 2009 (CHICAGO) There was a ribbon cutting and preview of what's to come Saturday.

In September 2008, a fire damaged the building and destroyed a number of artifacts. The reconstruction should be complete by the end of the year. A number of improvements have been made, including the addition of a sprinkler system.

The exterior also is being restored to how it looked when the building was constructed in 1896.

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