The Construction of the Addition to the Royal Ontario Museum
The addition to the Royal Ontario Museum is one of the more recent projects by Architect Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind has become renowned for his use of the structural steel diagrid as a formgiver for his architectural "crystal" buildings, as can also be seen in the Denver Art Museum. The steel fabrictor and erector, Walters Inc., of Hamilton, had to take greater than normal care in both fabricating and erecting the components in order to ensure a proper fit amongst the various parts.
The "Architectural Opening" of the Michael Lee Chin Crystal took place on June 2, 2007.
The Addition to the ROM received an Engineering Award of Merit from the Ontario Region of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction in 2007. more info