Michigan State University’s Breslin Student Events Center is well-known for providing one of the best home-court advantages in college basketball. Work continues on $50 million in renovations that aim to make it more fan friendly, too.

In 2012, Granger Construction self-performed the concrete work for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on MSU’s campus, helping to bring famed architect Zaha Hadid’s vision of a “concrete canvas” to life with uniquely angled walls and perfectly smooth concrete surfaces. Today, Granger is handling the concrete work for the 33,000 square-foot Hall of History exhibit as part of the Breslin Center renovations, continuing a history of partnership with MSU and further strengthening its reputation as self-perform concrete experts.

5 thoughts on “When Concrete Becomes Artwork”

  1. It would be amazing to be able to see the MSU’s Broad Art Museum to see the angled concrete walls. The building looks so modern. I think it’s cool how much can be done with concrete these days.

  2. This is a museum that I would love to see in person. The angled walls in the picture make me think that it shouldn’t be possible. It makes me happy that concrete is such a sturdy material.

  3. I didn’t know people could make concrete look so cool! This really opened my eyes to the potential of concrete and all the possibilities with it. You could make a whole commercial building just out of concrete if you wanted to!

  4. Wow, this building looks absolutely amazing. I can’t even imagine how long it took for their company to build it. It’s always interesting to see what type of things people are able to build. I’ll have to see if dad ever did this type of work when he was in construction.

  5. I would agree that most any important construction project begins with the quality concrete work. This is often used in the foundation of the building and all structurally important pieces after that. You wan to be sure and work with the best you can get.

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