Beginning Wednesday, June 29, construction crews will begin removal of the stone wall on museum property along the Shipp Street walk near the museum, Ekstrom Library and the Life Sciences Building. Immediately following that project, the crews will begin removal of the stone wall west of the museum along Third Street.
Pedestrian traffic could be affected, but personnel will be on site to reroute students and employees around construction as necessary.
The work should be completed by July 4.
The museum it is donating to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy the 100 tons of limestone from the walls. The conservancy will work closely with Louisville Metro Parks to determine how to use the stone. One possible use is to help repair stone walls in some of the city’s parks.
Wall removal was necessary in preparation for the museum’s renovation, which will include a new north building, art park and public piazza.