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

  • The contractor is completing steel on the West end of the building. Brick shelf angle is being installed on the East side of the building.

  • The concrete slab on Level 2 from Column Line 5 to Steel Line 1 is installed. The slab on Level 3 in this area is scheduled to be placed tomorrow. .

  • Fireproofing is underway on the East. The West portion of the building underneath Level 2 is scheduled for next week.

  • Mechanical work is underway on the ground floor. Electrical work is underway underneath the 2nd and 3rd levels.

  • The cold formed metal framing subcontractor has begun framing vertical wall studs on the East part of the building and exterior soffit framing.

  • The mock up panel is underway, located inside the fence on the southwest portion of the yard and is ready for partial BAR review the week of August 17th .

  • Brick installation is scheduled to start during the August-September time frame.

  • Dominion Energy has started the permanent power installation to the new transformer next to the Pump Station on Concord Street. The contractor has moved the fence toward the street and provided signage directing pedestrians to cross the road.

  • Turner/Brownstone continues to conduct Covid-19 safety measures for the 55-60 workers on the  project. 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.