Building ProgressPhoto Galleries | Updated 4 weeks ago The area facing James Street is levelled ready for major construction WA Museum/Multiplex The ground is levelled WA Museum/Multiplex The auger comes to site ready for soil investigationsWA Museum/Multiplex The auger drill conducting soil investigations to determine water table and soil quality WA Museum/Multiplex Premier Mark McGowan and Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman turn the first sodWA Museum/Multiplex Alec Coles, CEO WA Museum, Chris Palandri, Regional Managing Director Multiplex, Premier McGowan, Minister Templeman at the Turning of the Sod eventWA Museum/Multiplex The glass foyer is removed. WA Museum/Multiplex The glass foyer is removed from between the Hackett Hall (left) and Jubilee (right) buildingsWA Museum/Multiplex The site is prepared. Soil investigations under way and concrete footings are in placeWA Museum/Multiplex Concrete pilings provide the strong foundations for the New Museum. WA Museum/Multiplex The foundations being laidWA Museum/Multiplex The cab of the crane is lifted into placeWA Museum/Multiplex The crane is on site. This crane has the longest jib in Australia at 105 m in lenghtWA Museum/Multiplex Workers lay the reinforced steel and concrete that will form the ground levelWA Museum/Multiplex The concrete walls start to take shapeWA Museum/Multiplex The lift core for the foyer. This will be one of the lifts that takes visitors up the Museum. WA Museum/Multiplex The southern lift core attached to Hackett Hall. WA Museum/Multiplex Concrete is poured on the level one gallery - the Temporary Exhibition spaceWA Museum/Multiplex A fishbowl look at the upper level gallery slabWA Museum/Multiplex Aerial view of the site looking back towards the State Library WA Museum/Multiplex Workers pour concrete for the slabWA Museum/Multiplex Workers screed the concrete for the ground level slabWA Museum/Multiplex An aerial image of the site WA Museum/Multiplex The crane sits in the middle of the siteWA Museum/Multiplex The New Museum will have spectacular city viewsWA Museum/Multiplex The New Museum is coming up out of the ground! WA Museum/Multiplex Aerial view of the site. WA Museum/Multiplex View the discussion thread.