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Zinc Panels Being Installed at New Milwaukee Bucks Arena

New Milwaukee Bucks arena

Zinc panels are beginning to be installed at the Milwaukee Bucks‘ forthcoming arena, signifying the arrival of a key feature on the venue’s exterior.  

One of the key projects that is unfolding at site of the arena is the installation of the zinc panels. Construction crews have begun placing the panels on the exterior of the venue, and indications are that the project is progressing smoothly. More from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

The panels are going up rapidly at the northwest side of the arena along W. Juneau Ave.

“They’re really moving along,” said Jesse Kemp, senior project manager for Mortenson, construction manager for the project.

On Monday, the speed of the work was very evident. A small section that had been started late last week was more than half completed and another one was well underway.

The Buck are about to play what will be their final season at the BMO Bradley Harris Center, as the new arena is still on track to open in time for the 2018-19 NBA season. It is has been anticipated that the BMO Bradley Harris Center will be demolished once the Bucks complete their transition to the new arena.

If construction stays on schedule, the NBA will open new arenas in three consecutive seasons. The Bucks would move into their new venue next fall, one year after the Detroit Pistons begin play at Little Caesars Arena, and two years after the Sacramento Kings opened the Golden 1 Center.

Image courtesy Milwaukee Bucks and Populous.

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