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  • Building crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights prepare to hoist the final piece of glass up to the Tower of Hope,  328 feet from the ground Wednesday morning.  (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Building crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights prepare to hoist the final piece of glass up to the Tower of Hope, 328 feet from the ground Wednesday morning. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • The glass at the very tip of the Tower of Hope stretches 328 feet, 78 feet higher than Manitoba's Golden Boy and 25 feet higher than the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The piece of glass is the last of 1,669 individual, custom-cut panes that give the museum its iconic look. Finishing the external glasswork brings construction of the museum's major exterior design components to completion. 
 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    The glass at the very tip of the Tower of Hope stretches 328 feet, 78 feet higher than Manitoba's Golden Boy and 25 feet higher than the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The piece of glass is the last of 1,669 individual, custom-cut panes that give the museum its iconic look. Finishing the external glasswork brings construction of the museum's major exterior design components to completion. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Garden of Contemplation looking into the Cloud, a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum.  
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Garden of Contemplation looking into the Cloud, a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Construction crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights form a human chain down each level of scaffolding as they take down upper levels of the structure.  The steel skeleton visible next to the museum's glasswork contains 5,400 tonnes of steel, equivalent to the amount it would take to build 27 diesel electric locomotives.  
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Construction crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights form a human chain down each level of scaffolding as they take down upper levels of the structure. The steel skeleton visible next to the museum's glasswork contains 5,400 tonnes of steel, equivalent to the amount it would take to build 27 diesel electric locomotives. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Garden of Contemplation 
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Garden of Contemplation (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • A member of the media takes some shots from one of the viewing areas out into the Cloud - a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum, down into the library sitting area Wednesday morning. 
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    A member of the media takes some shots from one of the viewing areas out into the Cloud - a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum, down into the library sitting area Wednesday morning. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

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