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Denver Art Museum North Building Project Tops Out

Construction Update   December 7, 2018

View of the new Welcome Center with the North Building in the background

On December 6, 2018 the final structural steel beam of Denver Art Museum’s new Welcome Center was placed in a topping-out ceremony. A major milestone for the project, which also includes the renovation of the Gio Ponti-designed North Building, the event was a celebratory one for the Museum, Construction and Design teams behind this important project. Principal Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer attended on behalf of Machado Silvetti.

With the Welcome Center topped out, the next phase of construction will involve setting the structural glass around the Center. The project is on time to fully reopen the Denver Art Museum’s campus toward the end of 2021.

The final beam of the roof truss
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock speaking at the ceremony and flanked by Museum Director Christoph Heinrich and Board Chairman Lanny Martin
View of the new Welcome Center (center) and North Building (right)

Photo credits:
Aerial photo and Drone footage: Saunders Construction, Inc.
All other photos: Jeff Wells, Denver Art Museum

Read more coverage of the topping out ceremony below:
“Topping-Out Ceremony A Big Milestone for Denver Art Museum Project” - CBS Denver
“Elevate Denver Bond Program Reaches Milestone as Denver Art Museum North Building Project Tops Out” – City of Denver

Read more at the Denver Art Museum's website about construction progress and the details of the project:
Denver Art Museum North Building Project Renovation Progress

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