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Plans for Kennedy Senate Institute Unveiled

Architectural plans have been unveiled for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, which will sit adjacent to his brother's presidential library in Boston.

The 44,000-square foot facility is designed by architect Rafael Vinoly and will be built with private and federal money. A centerpiece will be a replica of the Senate chamber where Kennedy served for 47 years until his death of brain cancer in August.

The institute's president and CEO, Peter Meade, says Kennedy envisioned a facility where visitors, especially students, could learn the history of the Senate and participate in mock debates.

Meade says the institute has so far raised about $50 million in private donations and more than $38 million in federal funds.

The design was unveiled Wednesday. Groundbreaking is set for September.

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