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… Read More »Everything about this project is BIG!
In photos from early this week, you can see the progress that has been made in placing the Arts Center services beneath the ground. The oil and water separators for the wastewater collection system have been buried, the electrical has been laid in the trenches, and the new front parking… Read More »Construction – Phase 1, Week 6
Todd Brodeur, Superintendant with TRAC Builders, kindly agreed to give us a guided tour of the construction site last week, sharing with us an overview of the many tasks being accomplished as the building and the site at 475 Valley Street are prepared for renovation and construction.
Everyone will be able to recognize the WaterFire Arts Center when traveling down Valley Street. But far less visible are the many underground services that it takes to operate a building of the Art Center’s size. Contaminated earth from the west side of the building is piled in the back… Read More »Construction Phase 1 – Week 5
Last week was a short one for construction on The WaterFire Arts Center with Thanksgiving arriving that Thursday. Nevertheless, it has been a productive month in Phase 1. All of the windows and much of the asbestos has been removed, and even the old railroad ties have been pulled from the driveway. Work is now… Read More »Construction Phase 1 – Week 4