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New Burke

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.

The tower crane that will lift all building materials for the New Burke was recently installed!

Nearly 18,000 cubic yards of soil, asphalt and other material have been moved at the New Burke site.

Beginning this week, vehicles will haul away dirt from the New Burke construction site at night to avoid daytime traffic impacts.

Since the New Burke Groundbreaking Celebration on May 18, crews have been busy clearing the site. 

Over the next three years, some 70,000 native plants will be grown for the New Burke landscape.

New Burke construction site

New Burke construction is underway! Check this page for notable construction updates.

Speakers and children posing during the groundbreaking ceremony

More than 500 people gathered on May 18 to celebrate breaking ground on the New Burke Museum.

Over 500 people gathered on Wednesday, May 18, on the University of Washington campus to celebrate starting construction on the New Burke Museum.

Watercolor rendering of the New Burke exterior view looking west.

The University of Washington’s Board of Regents formally approved our plans to break ground on the New Burke.


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