Construction

Phase II Underway!

It has been an exciting few weeks at the WaterFire Arts Center! The elevator shaft has been completed, the aerial bridge connecting the second-floor mezzanines is under construction at RI welding, and the window sills are nearly all in place and ready to receive their new glazing. What used to… Read More »Phase II Underway!

Building for the Future Bonus Content | Roofing the WaterFire Arts Center

Over the past couple of weeks, The WaterFire Arts Center has had its roof replaced! Earlier we posted this video as the materials were being delivered up to the roof by crane. At this time the roofing on the main section of the building is nearly complete. It is pretty clear just how vast an improvement the new roof is over the old.

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Air Mail

Very exciting to see the roofing materials be delivered to the roof of the WaterFire Arts Center! A crew with a crane came in to help us get project materials to the roof of the WaterFire Arts Center. Jeff and Gary, the guys working on the ground, explained to me… Read More »Air Mail

Building for the Future: The Story of the WaterFire Arts Center

A video series supported by TRAC Builders, Inc. exploring the history, construction, and future of WaterFire Providence’s new headquarters shines light on the Valley neighborhood’s latest cultural institution WaterFire Providence is proud to announce a new video series detailing the history, construction, and future of WaterFire Providence’s new headquarters, The… Read More »Building for the Future: The Story of the WaterFire Arts Center

A Door to the Future!

I have been covering the construction of the WaterFire Arts Center for months, and today one of the first tasks of construction is taking place that really makes me feel like the project is starting to come together: the tear down of the exterior wall space for the new main… Read More »A Door to the Future!

Brick by Brick

The West End of The WaterFire Arts Center is receiving a facade lift! Many of the bricks laid in 1929 during the building’s construction have been damaged by time and New England’s harsh winters. As part of the historic restoration, all bricks with scaled faces, cracks, or damaged mortar are… Read More »Brick by Brick