Preparing the New Burke construction site

August 1, 2016
Burke Museum

Nearly 18,000 cubic yards—the equivalent of seven Olympic-sized swimming pools—of soil, asphalt and other material have been moved at the New Burke site. In the next phase of construction, crews will begin pouring the footings to hold the structure of the building.

Check out this quick time-lapse video showing the site preparation progress through mid-July. To see more photos and progress, visit the New Burke Construction page on our website.


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.

Read more New Burke updates.

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