Topping Out Held for Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas


DALLAS, TX.- Recalling the years when many dismissed the idea of a new science museum in Dallas, longtime board member David Corrigan led a celebratory toast as topping out ceremonies were held for the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Hundreds cheered the milestone as Ross and Margot Perot made the “official call” instructing the Balfour Beatty crane operator to hoist the steel beam to the top of the structure. “We hoped for this day when we began talking 20 years ago about building a new science museum for Dallas… so to see that final beam move into place is really meaningful,” said Corrigan. “Today happened because you believed, you never gave up, you put in the work and the resources, and we thank you.” Ross and Margot Perot, their five children and extended family members along with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne were the last to sign the beam. In May 2008, the Perot children made a $50-million gi