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Construction Update: Museum Tower

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The balcony being wind tested with the curtain wall system.
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Construction Update: Museum Tower

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Courtney Foreman brings us today’s construction update.

The balcony being wind tested with the curtain wall system.
The balcony being wind tested with the curtain wall system.

Museum Tower’s construction over the past couple of weeks has faced a setback. As businesses closed and highways froze, the construction progress of the residential high rise was obviously affected as well.
February’s snowy start did more damage than developers had anticipated. As a result of the wintry mix, only one of the ground floor slabs has been poured, instead of the estimated two for the beginning of February. This week, developers are continuing the concrete placement on the ground level.
On the other hand, progress was made at the testing facility located in York, Pennsylvania, where the “wind and water testing” began. The curtain wall system is the glass and aluminum construction that covers the outside of the building. This necessary system was put to work as it tested the two completed floors and the balcony for all potential conditions of wind, water, heat, and cold.
Developers report we can look forward to the actual installation of glass on Museum Tower early this summer. –Courtney Foreman