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V&A Dundee marks half-way point with topping out ceremony

March 1 2017

V&A Dundee marks half-way point with topping out ceremony
Dundee City Council has marked a key milestone in the delivery of a new V&A museum for the city by conducting a topping out ceremony for the facility.

The occasion marks the near two-year mark of the ambitious construction project to deliver Kengo Kuma’s design, which remains on track for its public opening next year.

V&A Dundee director Philip Long said: “The completion of the museum’s incredible walls marks a major step in this project, and one which would not have been possible without the vision of our architect, the construction expertise of BAM and Arup’s remarkable structural engineering solutions.

“As is fitting for an international centre of design, the building itself is a stunning piece of design. We’re delighted that our galleries, exhibitions and learning activities will have such an inspiring home.”

The complex build necessitated construction of a coffer dam before construction could even get underway on the reclaimed dock but with the walls now in-situ work can begin to affix the pre-cast panels which will give the museum its finished character.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Terra on 11 Mar 2017 at 00:25 AM
Loving this. Will be cracking when done! :)

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