Greensburg Big Well Museum

Cultural Case Study
Honoring the world’s largest hand-dug well, the new museum acts as a showcase for the city, displaying where they’ve come from and where they’re going.

Client

City of Greensburg

Processes

Safety
Preconstruction
Collaborative Delivery
Building Information Modeling

City

Greensburg, KS

Recognition

American Concrete Institute Excellence in Concrete Award

KAN-Struct Award of Honor

AGC of Kansas City Project of the Year

Visitors can take tours into the well, descending into the depths of the cavern on a spiral staircase, which provided the basis for the iconic cylindrical design of the building.

The museum features exhibits on the history of Greensburg and the digging of the Big Well, the tornado and the rebuilding of the town.

In addition, the facility includes a gift shop, restrooms, and office and administrative space.