North Wing: Getting Closer

Things are moving rapidly as the construction team continues to finalize the details on our new North Wing.

If you live nearby, be sure to take a walk on Centerway, past the entrance to the Museum. You can see the glass panels being installed on the contemporary gallery building. Look at them during different times of the day, and you can see the trees and sky reflected in the glass.

The east side of the contemporary gallery with glass panels installed

The east side of the contemporary gallery with glass panels installed

The white glass softly reflects the surrounding landscape

The white glass softly reflects the surrounding landscape

The glass is being installed through the first week of November, starting on the east side of the building and moving around to the west. The panels are added from the ground up and the majority of the panels are quite large at 10′ x 20′.

Inside the gallery building, the majority of the walls are plastered and ready for painting. Even with all the construction activity taking place in the space, you can begin to sense the contemplative nature of the galleries, with their bright white undulating walls and diffused top lighting in the space.

In the adjacent amphitheater hotshop demonstration space, the balcony that will offer 360-degree views of the glassmaking is poured. In early November, we start installing both the retractable seating and the glassmaking equipment. The building is weathered-in, which means it’s received all the paneling and weatherproofing to keep it dry. Now the construction team is working on re-cladding the outside with the black corrugated metal paneling.

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  1. Great way to put IT Cindy Williams, as light and glass seems to have a way of interacting together in such a magnificent way.

  2. Will do and have a couple of houses in Houghton Plot area . will tell the tenants to take a stroll and check it out.

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