Construction progress of National Museum of African American History and Culture

Nov. 6, 2014
Southland Industries will kick off the rough-in activities this spring, but until then, the firm is definitely keeping busy with coordination and inserting/layout of the project.

See the construction progress of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. During the fall of 2013 foundation walls were completed, and the Concourse Level was prepped for a concrete pour. However, the weather had a slight impact on construction during the winter months, but hopefully Punxsutawney Phil was wrong and winter is about to end. 

The structure is complete vertically, and now the emphasis of the steel team is on the “balcony” levels. Southland rigged the cooling towers the first weekend in October, so now all major Mechanical/Plumbing equipment are set in their final locations. Roof drains are now set and we are working tirelessly at tying all of the drains into the storm drainage systems. C3 Mechanical Room rough-in continues to be the major working area for our team. But, our rough-in crews have finally seen daylight as some of our crews have moved up to the first floor to begin work. Above grade core riser work has begun, and should be complete by end of November. Our field staff has reached its max of 101 and every one of them is working hard to build something special. 

Photos are courtesy of Shawn Cingle at Southland Industries.

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