What is going on at the CMHR construction site?

Monday, May 14, 2012

When construction started on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in April 2009, a flurry of work began to build the exterior of the Museum.  With all of the steel, concrete, glass and stone needed to build the CMHR, Winnipeggers started to get used to seeing lots of construction workers on site daily, building Winnipeg’s future architectural and cultural icon.

If you have noticed lately that there aren’t many workers working on the outside of the building, you are not alone!

There are still people working on the glass installation and the Tyndall limestone exterior, but the bulk of the work is now taking place inside the building.

There are currently about 200 construction professionals working on site everyday – drywalling, painting, installing electrical and plumbing, installing stone, and other tasks to complete the interior spaces of the Museum.

Our production team took some video footage of the work currently happening on the Museum and we are happy to be able to share it with you today! 

Take a look at the hard-working people helping to make the dream of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights a reality. 



Did you know?

  • About 200 people work on-site each day
  • More than 3,000 tons of Tyndall stone is used on the interior and exterior
  • The glass cloud is made up of more than 1,200 pieces of glazing
  • About 17,000 cubic metres of concrete was used in construction
  • The Museum was one of the first to employ three dimensional design detail in Manitoba
  • The construction project has created the equivalent of six thousand full-time jobs.


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