Brian Barger, Project Superintendent, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, stands in what will be the first gallery for Secrets of the Silk Road, by newly installed metal clad cable for recessed lights that will be a new feature of the gallery ceilings.
The West Wing Renovation Project is in full gear, with construction workers in the Museum from very early morning to late at night, to meet the Secrets of the Silk Road deadline.
Here are some of the recent activities seen on Friday morning, October 29:
Deep in the bowels of the Museum, an underground sanitary pipe is installed for future use in later phases of the project.
Steel reinforcements are set in place for the large duct shaft which will bring an air conditioning duct up from the Museum's "Big Dig" room where the HVAC air conditioning system will be.
A new concrete wall, which forms one of the duct tunnels.
Tom Spry of JPD Group pours concrete for the floor of one of the new duct shafts.
New duct work goes through the Secrets of the Silk Road gallery to third floor gallery above, where Iraq's Ancient Past is temporarily off view.