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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.

At the Burke, we have a lot of big dreams—from discovering a T. rex to inspiring the next generation of paleontologists, weavers, conservationists and scientists.

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.

The New Burke celebrated the completion of the building's steel frame with the traditional "Topping Out" ceremony in early February 2017.

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.

Crews recently installed a viewing platform to provide a place for curious people of all ages to stop and watch the construction progress.

Concrete mixer trucks have been cycling through the site, pouring more than 1,900,000 pounds of concrete to-date.

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