The historic Independence Hall in Philadelphia may soon be reanimated by holograms, or three-dimensional images.
The site where the U.S. Constitution was crafted and ratified is now operated by the National Park Service. During a budget conference call Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the department is looking at ways to enliven the iconic building.
“We’re looking at innovative ideas to bring that building alive a little more, with perhaps holograms,” said Zinke. “I was there recently when a bunch of kids were there from the local schools. For me, Constitution Hall was where much of the discussion about the shape of this country happened, but for a lot of those kids, they saw a dusty old building.”
Zinke later corrected himself, explaining he meant Independence Hall.
In an email sent to National Public Radio, Gina Gilliam, a spokeswoman for Independence National Historic Park, said the park is looking at many ways to use technology to enhance visitor experience, but had no definite plans yet.