Philadelphia, PA
  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Other-Building

National Museum of Jewish American History

  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Other-Building


High Steel supplied complex plate girders as a steel subcontractor in the construction of the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA.

The 100,000-square-foot, five-story building is located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia and stands directly across from the Liberty Bell, two blocks south of the National Constitution Center, and one block north of the birthplace of American liberty, Independence Hall.

Berlin Steel of Malvern, PA was awarded the steel package for this project and put together a team to handle the fabrication and erection. In addition to the beam and column requirements, there were 17 complex plate girders in the project. High Steel worked closely with Berlin Steel throughout the project's budgeting and bidding stage and was selected to fabricate the plate girders.  Due to job site restrictions and the lack of lay-down space, our ability to coordinate shipments directly from our shop to “under the hook” was essential to the success of the project.

The new Museum serves as a cornerstone of the modern-day American Jewish community and is dedicated to telling the still unfolding story of Jews in America. 

(Project background information and photos courtesy of National Museum of American Jewish History)


Steel Fabrication

  • Scope: Subcontractor - plate girder fabrication
  • Steel Members Plate Girders

Project Details

Project Specs

   Structure Type:  Building 
   Steel Tonnage: 250 tons (High Steel's Portion)
   Steel Type: Grade 50
   Coating: Painted Prime

Project Team

   Project Owner: National Museum of Jewish American History
   Contractor: Intech Construction
   Architect:  Polshek Partnership Architects, LLP
   Detailer: Berlin Steel 
   Steel Fabricator:  Berlin Steel
   Steel Subcontractor:  High Steel Structures LLC
   Steel Erector:  Berlin Steel