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About the Project

Located on the eastern edge of the Charleston peninsula at the former site of Gadsden’s Wharf, situated on (2.38) acres of land at Concord St. and Inspection St. adjacent to the Charleston Maritime Center. The project is new construction of a 41,760sf elevated building, containing 22,280sf of exhibit space and 10,175sf of support and research space on the main floor with a 7,610sf office/mechanical penthouse. The project includes significant landscape exhibits, site design, and fountain element on the 103,675sf site.

Located on the eastern edge of the Charleston peninsula at the former site of Gadsden’s Wharf, situated on (2.38) acres of land at Concord St. and Inspection St. adjacent to the Charleston Maritime Center. The project is new construction of a 41,760sf elevated building, containing 22,280sf of exhibit space and 10,175sf of support and research space on the main floor with a 7,610sf office/mechanical penthouse. The project includes significant landscape exhibits, site design, and fountain element on the 103,675sf site. The project is scheduled to open in late 2021. For more information please visit, https://iaamuseum.org/

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Construction Updates

  • •    The surge tank walls were formed and poured. The work should be complete on this portion by next week.
    •    Columns 5B and 6B will be poured tomorrow.
    •    The seawall sheet piles were delayed because of underground obstructions. These should be cleared and the pile work continued this week. We anticipate this work to be complete next week. The intermittent boardwalk closure will resume during the sheet pile installation.
    •    Building steel installation is still planned to start at the end of March. The installation crane was delivered today.
    •    The contractor has posted emergency numbers on the construction fences. There will be a number for contact during business hours and a number for afterhours alerts if a problem arises.