MARQUETTE — A milestone in the construction of the new Marquette County History Museum occurred Thursday. The dome for the top of the facility was lifted from the ground to its final resting location on top of the building. Built of plexiglass insulated panels and an annonized aluminum frame by Champion Glass, it will be fixed to a steel frame built by Preamo Construction, according to Bob Masuga of Champion Glass.
“I’m happy to see it where it’s supposed to be,” Masuga said. “And to know that you can see it there for probably 100 years.”
The dome was constructed on the ground, a process that took about four days to complete. The dome was raised by a crane and a crew from Preamo Construction without incident. There are still four more panels to be installed now that dome is on top of the roof.
“It’s been really important and very interesting do it, now that we’ve got it in place,” Masuga said. “I’m very happy with it.”