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Construction Updates

Less than two years later after the New Burke’s official groundbreaking, construction on the New Burke building is complete! 

Some of the baby plants being installed at the New Burke.

Thousands of native Northwest plants are going in on the north, west and south sides of the New Burke.

The rooftop skylight brings in natural light into the New Burke, from top to bottom.

The New Burke is coming together, with gorgeous skylights illuminating progress on the interior of the building.

New Burke windows with blue sky

The New Burke siding continues to go up as the exterior elevator used by construction crews comes down. 

Construction of the New Burke Museum is really coming along! It is nearly 65% complete. 

The New Burke on June 3, 2017

The exterior of the New Burke is really coming together, and with it comes the installation of siding!

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

One year ago today, on May 18, 2016, we held our groundbreaking ceremony to officially kickoff construction of the New Burke Museum.

Model of a traditional Coast Salish longhouse

The roofline of the New Burke was inspired by the traditional structures of the Coast Salish people, the first people of Puget Sound.

This month's time-lapse video shows quite the wide range of weather crews have experienced—from sunny days to snow.

The steel beams were delivered on site and crews got right to work assembling the building’s steel structure.

New Burke construction crews are making steady progress despite the dreary fall weather and the walls of the lower level are nearly complete.

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