The steel has arrived and the new Welcome and Education Center is taking shape very quickly! Follow along here for photos of the progress!
About this time last year, we were thrilled to see Trolley Street take shape. The steel erectors are on site as of early August 2022 and it’s incredible to watch the building come out of the ground at such a rapid pace.
The first column went up around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3.
By the end of the second day, 18 of 27 columns were up and much of the connecting horizontal steel members had been installed.
Columns at the center of the building began going up Monday, August 8, along with roof rafter beams.
By Wednesday afternoon, August 10, about 60% of the skeletal structure was complete.
By Thursday morning, August 11, museum staff met to begin planning a topping off ceremony.
A view from the East on August 11 clearly shows the shape of the building. Very exciting!