A glimpse into the New Burke progress

September 29, 2017
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Exterior windows and siding being installed at the New Burke Museum on September 19, 2017.

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The construction of the New Burke Museum continues to move at an impressive pace! Skanska construction crews have already worked 150,000 hours building the New Burke and there’s certainly a lot to show for their hard work. 

The New Burke exterior is nearing completion as the last of the windows and siding panels get installed. The building is nearly fully enclosed!

The exterior construction elevator has been removed and an interior elevator is now functioning. The interior walls are going up more and more each day—giving shape to the galleries and visible collections and lab spaces that will soon be bustling with staff, volunteers and visitors when the New Burke opens in 2019.

A main staircase being installed between the first and second levels on September 19, 2017.

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A gallery window with a view of downtown Seattle on September 19, 2017.

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This gallery space features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the trees lining NE 45th Street on September 19, 2017.

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Stay tuned for more New Burke updates as crews continue working on the interior of the building!

Crews install final exterior details along the roof of the New Burke Museum on September 19, 2017.

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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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