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August Construction Update

August, 2014 Construction Update
Construction of the Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing and the renovation of the Ross Wing, an addition the Museum built in 1974 that housed the Museum’s lobby and temporary exhibition space are moving along and we’re excited to share our progress.

Over the coming months, we will be posting brief monthly updates outlining our progress and letting you know what to look for in the near future.

We’re going green (or is that turquoise)…

Going GreenIf you’ve walked by the Museum recently, you may be a little concerned by the current color of the new wing, but don’t worry, that vibrant turquoise hue is the material that helps seal moisture out of the building and will eventually be covered by one of the timeless building materials the architect has selected for the building.

Limestone InstallationSpeaking of which, the limestone and granite that will make up a large part of the Museum façade are being installed. The limestone is from Indiana and beautifully complements the 1931 building.

Grid installation

In just a few short months, both ends of the new wing will be enclosed with fritted glass that will help filter the light entering the space. The grid that will hold those panels in place was installed last week.

In the coming weeks the pre-patinated copper that will encase the new wing will be installed and work will begin on the foundation for the north garden.

 

July Construction Update

Columbus Museum of Art Monthly Construction Update

Construction of the Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing and the renovation of the Ross Wing, an addition the Museum built in 1974 that housed the Museum’s lobby and temporary exhibition space are moving along and we’re excited to share our progress.

Over the coming months, we will be posting brief monthly updates outlining our progress and letting you know what to look for in the near future.

Raise the roof

Roof nearing completion

  • Really, the roofs on both the renovated 1974 wing and the new addition will be complete in the coming days (helpful with all the rain we’ve had lately).

Aluminum framing for glass placed

  • The concrete blocks that form the walls of the new wing are all in place and the aluminum that will eventually hold the large glass panels is being installed. Next up? Windows and interior walls.

Steel in place for bridge

  • The renovated space and the newly constructed addition will be connected by a glass shard and three bridges. The steel that will support these structures is now in place.
  • Next month installation of the limestone and granite façade on the new addition begins.

CMA June Construction Update

Construction of the Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing and the renovation of the Ross Wing, an addition the Museum built in 1974 that housed the Museum’s lobby and temporary exhibition space are moving along and we’re excited to share our progress.

Over the coming months, we will be posting brief monthly updates outlining our progress and letting you know what to look for in the near future.

Wow! What a difference a month makes!

View of the New Wing from Broad Street.

View of the New Wing from Broad Street.

  • The structural framing for the roof of the new wing is complete and most of the metal decking is in place.
  • If you look at the image on the below, you can see where one of the “light boxes” will be installed in the new wing to bring in natural sunlight.
Light Box Installation.

Light Box Installation.

  • Work continues on the new enclosed dock which will allow for greater security during art transportation.

Docks

  • Renovations continue on the Ross Wing. The first floor metal stud framing is underway. The slab fill has been completed and the structural slabs have been poured. In just a few weeks, the roof will be ”dried in” (short for dry inside) on this portion of the project, a major milestone as it indicates the space has been made impervious to the rain.
View of Museum from Gay Street.

View of Museum from Gay Street.

CMA May Construction Update

Construction of the Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing and the renovation of the Ross Wing, an addition the Museum built in 1974 that housed the Museum’s lobby and temporary exhibition space are moving along and we’re excited to share our progress.

Over the coming months, we will be posting brief monthly updates outlining our progress and letting you know what to look for in the near future.

 

May 2014 Construction Update

  • The new wing is taking shape. We’ve progressed enough that you can actually see the resemblance to the architectural renderings we’ve been looking at for the past several months. The large crane that hovered over the construction site for the past several weeks has been removed.
  • The structural steel for the second floor is in place and the concrete floor has been poured. Construction has begun on the structural columns and concrete walls.
  • The metal roof decking and structural steel that will form the terrace leading out of the second floor special events space are in place.
  • The structural slab is in place for the art loading dock.

 

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    The second story of the new wing – with walls and floors!

     

Breaking Tradition. Breaking Ground: Construction Update #1

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Here’s what’s been building at Columbus Museum of Art.

April 2014 Construction Update
·        If you’ve visited the Museum recently you’ve noticed that the 1974 addition has been stripped down to the steel frame.
·        The elevator shaft at the northwest corner of the 1974 building (elevator 1) is complete as well and work has begun on elevator 4 which will be located near the Museum’s loading dock.
·        Crews have finished underground plumbing in the basement of the 1974 building and additional steel supports have been added to the second floor special events space.
·        Basement excavation for the new wing is complete and the concrete foundation wall along Washington Ave has been erected.
·        If you drive by CMA, you will see the 150-foot tall crane located on Washington Street. Don’t be alarmed if you see the crane moving in the wind. When not in use, the crane is built to rotate with the wind, a feature that makes it less likely to sustain damage.
·        The foundation was poured for the first floor of the new space and erection of the structural steel frame will begin giving shape to the new wing.
·        The concrete foundation for the first floor of the new wing has been poured and polished. Be sure to check out the video, the polishing process was highly entertaining to watch.
·        The pan for the second floor has been created and the concrete will be poured in the coming weeks.
·        Reconstruction of the 1974 structure continues. The foundations for the terrace that will flow from the second floor special events space have been created
·        And, while not visible, the basement mechanicals, electrical and plumbing have been completed and inspections have begun.

More details at www.columbusmuseum.org/art-matters