The skull which consists of three parts, upper skull bone and two lower jaw bones, weighs roughly 2,000 pounds, with an additional 1,000 pounds for the embedded structural supports. It was a successful delivery and placement, without any major issues. This was the first shipment, which was requested by the contractor, so the front entrance doors could be installed. The rest of the whale will be shipped to the site a few weeks in advance of the installation, post substantial completion.
MGAC’s Sam Hakemi has been providing project management services for the development of the Core Science Facility since 2015.