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Harvard Art Museum Over the Hump

Harvard Art Museum Over the Hump
Harvard Art Museum
Anyone driving around Harvard Square might wonder why streets are closed and sidewalks dug up. Well, Harvard has vaulted over the hump in its Renzo Piano- designed redevelopment of the Harvard Art Museums, reported to cost $350M. The steel  superstructure is complete; now, work has started on MEP systems two levels below grade and on installation of the signature steel-and-glass roof system. Germany’s Josef Gartner GmbH, known for manufacturing curtain walls, began its survey and is installing clips and supports for the insulated glass panels. The goal: be weather-tight by November, focus on the interior all of next year, and reopen in ’14, says spokesperson Jennifer Aubin.