Hall Construction has been working on construction projects at the Museum for over 21 years. Currently we have three construction projects in progress. The first project is the construction of a new state of the art Planetarium building that is replacing their current 40-year old planetarium. We are building this new planetarium between the main lobby of the museum and the Root Family Train Car Exhibit, which is being renovated.
Working concurrently with this project is The Root Family Museum Train Car Exhibit which is an open, non-conditioned space, which Hall Construction is enclosing, insulating and providing environmental controls to protect the train cars. During this construction, the refurbishing of the two train cars housed inside is occurring.
These two projects have been ongoing and Dave Strom our superintendent has been onsite managing the projects. Both projects are on schedule and should be completed this summer.
Our third project is to demolish a large portion of the West Wing of the Museum. The areas in question were flooded in the heavy rains of 2009. With grants from FEMA, ECHO and public donations, the start of this project is already in the works. Preliminary work is being done for relocation of utilities and temporary storage of art work and employee work areas, while construction is being carried out.
Hall Construction is proud to be teamed with the Museum staff in coordinating these projects and maintaining construction deadlines, all while keeping most of the Museum open to the public. We expect full completion of all the projects by the summer of 2015.