SOURCE: Mark G. Anderson Consultants

October 10, 2007 07:45 ET

Award-Winning Madame Tussauds Continues Global Expansion of Public Attractions With Mark G. Anderson Consultants in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 10, 2007) - Mark G. Anderson Consultants (MGAC) is pleased to have represented Madame Tussauds throughout the planning, design and construction of their newest interactive attraction in the Nation's Capital. The attraction celebrated its grand opening on October 4, 2007. The grand opening marked the end of many months of coordination and collaboration between MGAC staff, Madame Tussauds' team and the many contractors, consultants and others involved in a project as complicated and challenging as Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

Madame Tussauds, a part of the Merlin Entertainments Group, called on Mark G. Anderson Consultants when they decided to bring their unique entertainment concept to Washington, D.C. The new Madame Tussauds site is located just blocks from two other complex, themed-entertainment venues both managed by MGAC, The International Spy Museum, and former MCI National Sports Gallery. Madame Tussauds project management consisted of a multi-million dollar, 27,000 SF project that was constructed in the landmark Woodward & Lothrop department store, located at the corner of 10th and F Streets, N.W.

Madame Tussauds London was recently honored with the Themed Entertainment Association's "Thea Classic Award." The attraction's roots stem from Marie Tussauds' 1789 moldings of French guillotine victims. Since then, the company has expanded its world-class entertainment projects which now include wax museums, theme parks and other attractions throughout Europe, the Far East, and North America.

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a family-friendly attraction featuring 13 presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush; famous Washingtonians, including legendary reporter Bob Woodward and music icon Duke Ellington; sports legends, including Babe Ruth and Tiger Woods; and today's biggest celebrities from George Clooney to Jennifer Lopez. Visitors will also get a hands-on look at the 200-year-old process used to create a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.

Mark Anderson, the firm's founder, said he was very pleased with the successful outcome of the project and of the two MGAC Madame Tussauds project management team leaders, Rebecca Wilson, 2007 Project Manager of the Year, and Kirk Kennedy.

Mark G. Anderson Consultants, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA specializes in providing project construction management services nationally and internationally in multiple disciplines, including themed-entertainment, law firms, government, hospitality, mission critical environments, and retail work. For more detailed information, please visit www.mgac.com.

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