The North Dakota Heritage Center is on track to be completed by Nov. 2, the official commemoration day of the 125th anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood. The Heritage Center will open its doors as early as this spring, but with only two of the four galleries ready at that time — the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time, which covers the first 600 million years of life in North Dakota, and the Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples, which looks at the next 13,000 years of human history in the state. -The Bismarck Tribune
MG McGrath installed 16,400 square feet of 16 oz Copper flat seam wall panels at front entry. 3000 square feet of .40 anodized colored in bronze and clear Flush seam panels were installed on small penthouse walls located on the roof. MG McGrath will also installed interior copper composite clouds, Hunter Douglas 84R and 150F soffit panels both on the interior and exterior and .125″ Aluminum Clear Anodized panels for glaziers and our own installation.
The copper covered walls of the North Dakota Heritage Center reflect the rays of the winter morning sun as work continues on the $51.7 million expansion project on the grounds of the state Capitol in Bismarck. The new east entrance also showcases a large glass encased atrium of the Northern Lights Lobby, which glows at night depicting the aurora borealis. The project is expected to be completed in time for the state’s 125th anniversary celebration in the fall. -The Bismarck Tribune
Photo by Brian R. Austin, Courtesy State Historical Society of North Dakota