Welcome to the

International African American Museum

Construction Project Website

Congratulations to our team and thank you to everyone involved in making the International African American Museum Project's Topping Out Ceremony a huge success! 

What a great milestone for the team!

Missed the topping out?

Check out the video of the ceremony below!

Check out everything currently going on at the project site below! Including our new aerial video!

International African American Museum in the NEWS!

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East View time lapse

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North View time lapse

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. The project is scheduled to open in late 2021. For more information please visit, https://iaamuseum.org/

Latest Fly Through Animation

Construction Updates

  • Level 1 rough-in continuing in the elevator vestibule and the storage area. MEP rough-in is continuing. Large crane has been removed from the site. Column line framing at B has been raised to allow for brick installation. Iron workers are welding steel brick angle.

  • Continuing with Level 2 MEP overhead trade rough-ins on the west at Column line 5 to steel line 1.

  • Level 2 East end overhead rough-in is complete and storefront walls are framed.

  • Level 3 sheathing is complete. Skylight was glazed. Gutter installer will return to install their work.

  • WSI has returned to start waterproofing on the East end. Roofing will continue on the high area of Level 3.

  • Lyndon Steel catwalk installer started this week.

  • Tube steel for Atrium area is to be delivered in the next two weeks.

  • Turner/Brownstone continues to conduct Covid-19 safety measures for the 85 workers on the  project this week. They are requiring all workers to have temperatures checked in the morning before entering the work area. They are also re-emphasizing the 6’ social distance requirement recommended by the government and will utilize face masks for close contact meetings and work activities.

  • 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.