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awesome pics of the model.

nice to see more in depth the actual shape of it
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awesome pics of the model.

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I guess to get the general idea the size of this building, its projected to be 260,000 sq. feet. The Guggenheim Bilbao is 265,000 sq. feet.
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The Vancouver Olympics, the thaw of spring, and more construction. Can't get any better than this. I can't wait to see the fall pics to see how much progress happens this year.
     
     
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Thanks for all the pictures. I am very interested in how this is going so I really appreciate the updates.
     
     
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Nice pictures...this thing is going to have some real presence. I look forward to seeing what the cladding ends up looking like.
     
     
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Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Museum takes dramatic shape
Construction method breaking new ground
By: Murray McNeill

6/04/2010 1:00 AM | Comments: 4



DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Enlarge Image

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights construction in progress at the end of March 2010.

It's a sunny, unseasonably warm afternoon in late March, and two of the top officials on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights project are leading a small group of visitors on an informal tour of the sprawling construction site.

The seven-member troop -- four from the museum and three with the Free Press -- stops at the base of one of the towering, black concrete walls in the Hall of Hope portion of the $310-million museum.


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Artist's rendering of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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About the Canadian Museum for Human Rights construction project:

Construction work got underway in April of last year and should be complete in spring 2012.

The total area of the building will be 260,000 square feet.

Cost of the building and contents is pegged at $310 million. The cost of the building alone is $205 million.

The main portion of the glass-enshrouded structure will be 12 storeys high, and the glass-covered Tower of Hope will be about 23 storeys. A good comparison is the two MTS buildings near Portage and Main. The taller one is roughly the same height as the Tower of Hope, and the smaller one is the same size as the main portion of the museum.

The glass 'cloud' that will envelop the complex will sit on 135 1.8-metre-wide concrete caissons and about 370 smaller, precast concrete piles. It will be attached to an elaborate network of steel trusses.

The sections of glass used to build the 'cloud' around the building, as well as the Tower of Hope, are being manufactured in Germany, and the steel trusses are being imported from Europe.

The cement, the reinforcing steel, and the stone, lumber, gypsum and aluminum products are all manufactured in Canada.

There are between 150 and 175 construction workers on the project at the moment. By July, when work on the structural-steel portion of the building is to begin, those numbers will swell to between 225 and 250.

-- Source: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

"You're now starting to see it take shape, and it's just stunning!" exclaims museum CEO Stuart Murray as he looks up -- waaaay up -- to the top of the 56-metre-high wall.

Anyone walking or driving by the construction site at Provencher Boulevard and Waterfront Drive probably realizes this museum is going to be a big deal when it's finished in the spring or summer of 2012.

But Murray says you don't get a true sense of how physically imposing it will be until you stand at the base of one of those black walls.

"For anyone who comes on the site, it's just jaw-dropping. They all say, 'Wow! I had no idea it's going to be this big!'"

And the Hall of Hope won't even be the tallest part of the uniquely shaped, castle-like structure. The Tower of Hope section will be nearly twice as high -- a towering 100 metres -- when it's finished in about 18 months.

Todd Craigen, construction manager for general contractor PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. and the other senior project official on the tour -- says this year is going to be a big one for the CMHC project.

"The building is really going to come to life (this year). People are going to get a good sense of the scale of the building."

Right now, the museum is only about one-third built. In fact, April 22 will be the one-year anniversary of when the first shovel hit the ground.

What passersby are seeing these days is the concrete walls for two of the four main "roots" of the building -- Root A and Root D -- and the base for the Tower of Hope.

The Hall of Hope is in Root A, which is the section closest to Provencher Boulevard. That's also the section where the classrooms will be located, Murray says.

Craigen said the concrete walls for Roots C and D should be up by the end of this summer. And in July, crews will begin piecing together the network of steel trusses that will anchor the glass "cloud" to the structure.

Although the concrete base for the tower is already taking shape, it will be about another year before workers begin erecting the glass portion of the tower.

Murray says the glass sections for the tower and the "cloud" are being manufactured in Europe. But it was a local firm -- E.H. Price -- that tested a sample of the glass in its local state-of-art cold-weather chamber to make sure it could withstand Winnipeg's harsh winter climate.

"The glass's performance was excellent," he adds.

Craigen has been with PCL for 15 years, and he says this is far and away the most challenging project he's worked on. In fact, he maintains it's probably one of the most complicated and sophisticated construction projects ever undertaken in North America.

"This is a very complex building. It has very complex geometry," he says, noting some of the walls are not only curved, but cone shaped.

"It's been an engineering feat to design this building, and it's an engineering feat to build this building."

But despite the complexity of the project, things have gone amazingly well so far.

"We're on time and we're absolutely on budget," Murray says.

"There have been a few bumps along the way, but nothing insurmountable," Craigen says. "And even winter helped us out. It didn't handcuff us like it could have."

He says there were only three days where it was too cold (minus 25 degrees Celsius or colder) to operate the big tower cranes -- and no days where it was too cold for the tradesmen to work.

"We've got the toughest workforce in North America," he declares.

Another reason things have gone so smoothly is that, according to Craigen, this is the first large-scale construction project in Canada to use building-information-modelling (BIM) technology from start to finish.

BIM uses sophisticated computer software to create a three-dimensional model of a building. The model is then used as a guide to design and construct the real building, and to detect and resolve any design or construction problems that might arise before the actual construction work begins.

Craigen says he couldn't image trying to piece together the complex network of steel trusses and the glass "cloud" without the use of a 3-D model.

"It would have taken years to figure that out (without it)."

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^^^ looks like its gonna look huge from the view.
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bunch of forms going up on the east side this week and swack going on on the foundations of the other 3 arms of this buiding
     
     
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