Everything in this project is in giant scale! That pit in the main hall is over seven feet deep and twenty feet in either direction! Nearly all of the historic steel mechanisms, piping, and conduit have been removed from the walls, columns, and ceiling. Some of it is being held off to the side for later re-installation after restoration. New material is beginning to arrive on site, rebar custom bent for The WaterFire Art Center and its concrete structures! Lastly, as you can see by the puddles of water forming on the floor, we have begun restoring this building in the nick of time. Irreparable damage could have set in if these were left unremedied.
About the author
I've worked at WaterFire Providence since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career, I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. In 2012 transitioned to the role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I now head up WaterFire Providence's digital projects including, web, social, databases, and our physical IT infrastructure.