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After more than 14 years of discussions and stumbling blocks, work to turn screen legend Charlie Chaplin's Swiss home into a museum has finally begun, with the opening planned in early 2016 .Over the next two years the large, white manor overlooking Lake Geneva – which Chaplin called home for the final 25 years of his life – and surrounding park will undergo a transformation expected to cost more than 40 million Swiss francs ($45.7 million). Three of the eight children Charlie Chaplin had with his wife Oona were present Wednesday to help sound the starting shot for the project.The project comprises two main components: the restoration of Manoir de Ban, a neoclassic structure built nearly 200 years ago, and the construction of a new building meant to house the museum.
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