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Ex-First Lady Laura Bush Unveils Bush Library Plan
Former first lady Mrs. Laura W. Bush stands in front of a model of the George W. Bush Presidential Center as she talks to reporters during a news conference unveiling the facility's design at the Southern Methodist University Collins Executive Education Center in Dallas. To the left of Mrs. Bush is Mark Langdale, Ambassador and President of the George W. Bush Foundation, to her right is R. Gerald Turner, President of Southern Methodist University and Alan Lowe, far-right, Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. AP Photo/Ben Torres.

By: Jamie Stengle, Associated Press Writer

DALLAS (AP).- The George W. Bush Presidential Center will be a modern brick and limestone building set amid a Texas-inspired landscape including wildflowers and prairies.

Former first lady Laura Bush unveiled the design Wednesday in Dallas. She said both she and the former president wanted the building to be approachable.

The three-story center will be about 227,000 square-foot and will house an archive, a museum and a policy institute. It will be at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The groundbreaking is expected a year from now and the center is expected to be completed by spring 2013.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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