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Construction starts on Evansville Museum dome

Take a look at these pictures as Dome Technology crews inflate a giant three story balloon on the south side of the Evansville Museum.

Crews started inflating the balloon around 7 a.m. Friday morning. Work was originally scheduled to start Thursday afternoon but was pushed back.

After the balloon is ready, the company, based out of Idaho, will spray a layer of polyurethane on it so that it will harden and keep its shape.

Once that hardens, they will eventually spray a thick concrete slurry that will become the dome.

When finished the dome will be an immersive theater.

This is all part of the $14 million Evansville Museum expansion, which is set to be complete sometime January 2014.

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