Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Three of the museum buildings' roofs have glue-laminated arches supported on cables. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art The buildings are open, but the creek has yet to be filled with water. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened to the public on Nov. 11, 2011. The complex was completed on schedule, according to Bill Greek, senior vice president of Linbeck Group LLC, which led the joint venture that built the project. Construction of the 201,000-sq-ft museum—a collection of 10 linked buildings—was challenging, thanks to its setting over and
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.