Building Noah's ark

TruCraft Roofing helps construct the largest timber-frame building in the world

"And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be 300 cubits, its width 50 cubits and its height 30 cubits."
—Genesis 6:15, New King James Version

The biblically themed Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., is a one-of-a-kind exhibit centered on Noah's ark as recorded in the Bible. The full-size wooden ark sits on 800 acres and is 510 feet long (more than the length of 1 1/2 football fields), 85 feet wide (the width of two school buses) and 91 1/2 feet high (three giraffes stacked) with enough volume to hold 483 semitrailers.

The Ark Encounter is a sister attraction to the Creation Museum. Both are Christian evangelistic outreaches intended to bring the Bible, including the account of the ark of Noah's day, to life. Through interactive exhibits, the Ark Encounter immerses visitors in Noah's world and the events recorded in the Book of Genesis. The ark was designed and built to be family-oriented, environmentally friendly and true to the Bible's description.

The Ark Encounter opened July 7, 2016, and is the largest timber-frame structure in the world. Along with the ark, the attraction includes Ararat Ridge Zoo, a 1,500-seat restaurant, a lake and a gift store under the ark. Additional phases will be added during the next few years.