21 minutes | May 10, 2019

Building a Museum in a Natural Forest

The museum was designed by Moshe Safdie and embodies the mission to connect visitors with the power of art and the beauty of nature. But HOW did we build a 200,000 square-foot art museum in the middle of a natural forest and ravine? Today, we talk to Ken Robinson, Facilities Engineer, who was on-site from the very beginning of the construction process for Crystal Bridges. Learn about the infamous "Thelma and Louise" Tulip Trees, and all the ways the museum took great care to not disrupt the natural setting, to re-purpose materials after the museum opened, and how to maintain the integrity and beauty of the building today. Hope you enjoy!   
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