The Speed raised $60 million in private money for the project, which included a complete renovation of its 79,600-square-foot original building that opened in 1927. A 1972 addition was demolished and replaced with 75,000 square feet of new museum space. Speed Museum
The Speed raised $60 million in private money for the project, which included a complete renovation of its 79,600-square-foot original building that opened in 1927. A 1972 addition was demolished and replaced with 75,000 square feet of new museum space. Speed Museum

Tom Eblen

After 3-year closure and $50 million makeover, new Speed Museum is a work of art

March 19, 2016 4:46 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.