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Specialty Contracting: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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Occupying a 170-ft-tall building that sits on a 180,000-sq-ft site, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas features a facade that is made up of more than 700 unique precast-concrete panels that cover the museum's tower, atrium and plinth.

Project team members faced multiple obstacles in the production, quality and installation of this structure. The striking gray panels feature both concave and convex radii, which range from four feet to 40 feet in length.

Project Team

Owner Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas

Architect Morphosis, Culver City, Calif.

General Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction, Dallas

Civil Engineer URS Corp., Dallas

Structural Engineer Datum Engineers, Dallas, with John A. Martin Associates, Los Angeles

MEP Engineer Buro Happold, Culver City, Calif.


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