Cradle of Aviation Museum

LKB provided construction management services on the construction of this new museum and IMAX Theater for the Nassau County DPW. Construction features included 4,500 cubic yards of structural concrete, 1,000,000 pounds of structural steel and 7,500 square feet of glass curtain wall. The museum and theater provides the Long Island Region with the largest, year-round cultural facility and is one of the largest theaters in North America. The complex included a new 85,000-square-foot Visitors Center which features the 325-seat theater in a high wrap-around dome, along with a futuristic “Red Planet Café”, a glass atrium, Museum Shop and Wall of Honor Gallery. The Aviation Museum houses one of the world’s finest collections of aircraft and spacecraft, representing all key periods in aerospace history.

Services Provided

Construction Management / Administration & Inspection

Location

Uniondale, NY

Client

Nassau County Department of Public Works

Completion

2001

Awards

2002 Project of The Year
ASCE, Long Island Chapter

2002 Project of The Year
NYSSPE, Nassau Chapter

1999 Roger Corbella Award
Concrete Industry Board

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