The $200 million Miami Art Museum project is currently underway in Downtown Miami. General contractor John Moriarty & Associates of Florida is overseeing the redesign of Bicentennial Park, which will be renamed Museum Park. It will soon be home to both the new art museum and a $300 million Miami Science Museum.
Sims Crane operators are on site to help client, Reinforced Structures, Inc. The Clearwater-based full service concrete subcontractor offers complete concrete packages that include dewatering, excavation, formwork, reinforcing, hoisting and concrete placement. Doing the work for Sims Crane & Equipment is CCO Rory ‘Bubba’ Carver in the 275-ton Kobelco Crawler Crane, CCO Carlos Cenepa in the 250-ton Kobelco Crawler Crane.
The new Miami Art Museum is expected to open its doors in 2013. 200,000 square feet of exhibit space will house international art of the 20th and 21st century that emphasizes the cultures of the Atlantic Rim-the Americas, Europe and Africa. The move will mean more available space for the museum that’s currently located on the west side of Miami’s downtown.
The new location on Biscayne Bay has been provided by the City of Miami, the voters of Miami-Dade County have approved $100 million in bond funding, and private donors have already committed more than $60 million in additional support for the building and institutional endowment. The new PAMM will transform Museum Park into a central destination on Miami’s cultural map, promote progressive arts education, build community cohesiveness, and contribute substantially to downtown revitalization.