Boyle Construction

Boyle Construction

Project Profile

America On Wheels Museum

Client
Allentown Economic Development Corporation
Consultants
MGA Partners Architects
Brinkmann Studios
Services
General Contractor
Construction Start Date
January 2007
Project Completion Date
March 2008

Project Description

The America On Wheels Museum offers a hands-on educational experience in the restored Lehigh Landing section of Allentown. The Museum showcases all modes of road transportation, from bicycles and motorcycles to family and race cars to heavy-duty trucks. Exhibits show the past, present and future of transportation and provide a peek into the past 100 years of cars and trucks in America. Interactive and virtual reality experiences allow visitors to drive a Mack Granite truck or race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The $11 million, 48,000 SF Museum was the brainchild of former Mack Trucks CEO Zenon C.R. Hansen and Judith McGough-King, Allentown Economic Development Corporation Executive Director in the 1980s. The America On Wheels exhibits are housed in a new steel and glass addition to the former A&B Meats corporate headquarters. Offices occupy part of the original building, along with the Mack Trucks Historical Museum, which includes vehicles, photos and technical data.

Boyle provided general contracting services for the America On Wheels facility’s new construction.