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The large pivoting window wall fully open with a group of people standing below for scale

The Burke Museum’s pivoting window wall is a massive, human-powered architectural feature that will open the café space to the outdoors.

The New BURKE sign with a missing U and banner next to it that says "All we need is U"

Where is the missing “U”? We’re so glad you asked!

Two men on a lift move the letter E onto the new Burke Museum sign

The first of two new signs was installed at the New Burke earlier today!

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.


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