Chroma Project Update: Construction on Sunsphere Welcome Center to Begin

Ed Rottmann

By Knoxville Urban Guy

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Visit Knoxville, which operates the Sunsphere, announced this week that construction will begin next week on the second phase of their plans to improve the Sunsphere while adding to its functionality. The first phase of their efforts included repainting the structure its original classic blue. That phase was completed last November.

When first constructed, in 1982, the architectural firm McCarty Holsaple McCarty and the Christman Company were involved. History repeats for the current project with both companies serving as architect and construction manager respectfully. The East Tennessee Community Design Center “participated in the conceptual process.” Also involved are the Haines Structural Group and Engineering Services Group, Inc.