Philly breaks ground on juvenile detention center

April 21, 2009 7:18:24 AM PDT
Officials in Philadelphia are starting construction on a juvenile detention center, a project linked to the relocation of the Barnes Foundation art collection. A groundbreaking is being held Tuesday for the juvenile center in West Philadelphia. It will replace one in the heart of downtown that was recently demolished.

The downtown site is the future home of the Barnes Foundation's multibillion-dollar art collection. The foundation is moving from suburban Lower Merion Township after a years-long legal battle to keep it there.

Officials say the old juvenile center was outdated and overcrowded. The city is operating a temporary facility until the new one opens in fall 2011.

The Barnes Foundation move is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

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