GE Johnson tops out U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame

us olympic museum
GE Johnson topped out the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs.

GE Johnson Construction Co., along with the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame board of directors, staff, construction team, project partners, stakeholders, donors and community members, celebrated a construction milestone with the ceremonial placement of the last structural steel beam in the exhibit portion of the museum.

The U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs will be the new home of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, a dynamic tribute to inductees – including athletes, coaches, leaders and supporters of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement – and their compelling stories. The 60,000-square-foot building will embody the forward-looking values of Team USA, with highly interactive exhibit space, a state-of-the-art theater, gift shop, café, and broadcast studio.

In addition to GE Johnson, the design and construction team includes Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Anderson Mason Dale Architects; Gallagher & Associates; and Barrie Projects.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends in design, construction, interior design, development and more. Kris joined CREJ as an editor in 1998, after serving as editor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Kris earned her Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not covering Colorado’s commercial AEC community, she enjoys Pilates, reading, traveling, walking her Golden Retriever and cheering on her hockey-playing son.