Structure is going up!

November 16, 2016
Burke Museum

The New Burke is popping up… and fast! So far this week, the steel beams were delivered on site and crews got right to work assembling nearly 20% of the building’s steel structure in the past few days. It’s very exciting to see the building’s exterior frame beginning to take shape!

Steel structure goes up at New Burke construction site

The steel structure of the New Burke begins to take shape. Photo taken Wednesday, November 16, 2016. 
Photo: Burke Museum

The three floors at the far north end of the building are nearly assembled at this point. Crews will continue to work their way from north to south, with the structure taking shape a little more each day. The south end of the building—the main entrance of the New Burke—will be four floors in total.

To give a sense of scale, the horizontal steel beams average 30-feet long while the average vertical columns are approximately 20-feet tall.

Watch the New Burke progress in this quick one-minute time-lapse video of construction October 25 - November 15, 2016:


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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