Topping Off the Museum of the American Revolution
To celebrate the half-way mark of construction of the Museum, a topping off ceremony was held Thursday, July 16. The design team gathered with hundreds of construction workers and interested locals to sign a white beam and watch as it was hoisted to the top of the steel structure. A pine tree atop the beam parallels the growth of the building and symbolizes future success.
Keast & Hood is providing structural design for the new museum, as well as one of its exhibits, the support of George Washington’s marquee tent. The 30,000 square foot red brick building will house permanent and changing exhibit galleries, two theaters, and administrative and educational space. The museum embodies a commitment to preserve the history of the American Revolution and to amplify the historic character of the surrounding Independence National Historical Park.
The museum is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017.