Concrete work has begun at the Museum construction site. Currently, the foundation level has been poured, and contractors are creating the retaining walls of the Museum, followed by the structural columns. They will then pour the floor separating the exhibit gallery from the visitor level. After this segment of work is completed, webcam viewers will enjoy watching as the escalators are lowered into place using the tower crane. After the large pieces are inside the building, work will begin on completing the exterior. By the end of June, the building will be back up to ground level, and the crane will be dismantled. While work has been going on at the site in Washington, DC, progress has also been made in Germany where the signature glass pavilions are being assembled. The pavilions are roughly assembled, taken apart, and then painted at which point they are shipped to the construction site in Washington, DC where installation will begin this summer.
Construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum began Saturday, April 16. As a result, parking is restricted along the 400 block of E Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets. Parking in the area is impacted and replacement permit parking will be provided on 5th Street, NW, between E Street and Indiana Avenue, along with the south side of F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets. Flaggers onsite will assist with traffic flow and construction vehicles entering and/or exiting the construction site.
The sidewalk on the north side of E Street NW is open and provides safe accommodations for pedestrians during construction. Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians to cross to the north sidewalk of E Street to avoid the construction activity.
The National Law Enforcement Museum, a project of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, is a 57,000-square-foot Museum which will be located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech interactive exhibits, comprehensive collection of artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming. The Memorial Fund’s mission is to tell the story of American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve.
Contact Lincoln Lawrence, Vice President of Clark Construction, at (301) 272-8202 with questions or concerns during construction. For questions regarding the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial or the National Law Enforcement Museum, contact us here.