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Aspen Art Museum Construction Leaves The Basement

The construction of the Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum has moved above ground this week now that work on the 3,850 square foot subsurface galleries has finished and the street level has been paved. According to the Aspen Daily News, roughly 37 workers have been on the job for the past several weeks, logging about 28,000 manhours. The one-story high wood panels that have covered the construction site since last June and which were painted with the phrases "Peek In" and "Keep Out" by artist Kay Rosen will in the coming weeks host a hand-painted work by LA-based artist Dave Muller revolving around a theme of "favorite things." Muller designed the resort's lift tickets this past season. The main three-story staircase has also been going up this week. The project is so far remaining on schedule to open a year from now, while the cost has climbed from $50 to $65 million.

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