Crane de-installation

June 7, 2017
Burke Museum

There is one less crane in the Seattle skyline after crews removed the 39-meter-tall crane from the New Burke construction site on Saturday.

Since its installation nearly 10 months ago, the crane’s 70-meter-long jib has been in near-constant motion as it assisted with the heavy lifting and assembly of the New Burke structure (check out the "topping out" ceremony!). Now that the crane is no longer needed, crews are turning their attention to installing windows, siding and interior walls. 

Photo: Burke Museum

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Similar to the “inside-out” vision for the New Burke experience, we hope to provide a glimpse into the two-year construction of the New Burke Museum. Visit the New Burke Project page for answers to common questions about the project. The Burke Museum is open during construction of the New Burke! Plan your visit today. 
 
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