As the WaterFire Arts Center comes closer and closer to completion, it is beginning to take on its final looks. From the outside, the doors and awnings are installed, giving a definite visual impression that the building is no longer a strictly industrial space, but has been morphed into… Read More »Facades inside and out!
It has been weeks of installation, but finally, the WaterFire Art Center has its new windows! Insulation around the windows is still being carefully fitted, but the final facade of the WaterFire Art Center is finally coming into place and looking fine! The panels of plywood which look similar in size… Read More »Windows are in!
One of The WaterFire Arts Center’s defining characteristics is the elevated sky bridge spanning the width of the building. It has just received its new concrete floor, and in a few days, we will be using it to access our space! The west facing wall has received nearly all of… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 16 | Sky Bridge Concrete Pour and Window Install
We are very excited to be presenting an episode that was shot at Diamond Windows and Doors MFG., the firm responsible for creating the windows that we will be installing in the WaterFire Arts Center. Bob Sampson was kind enough to guide us through the factory and give us a… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 12 | Window Manufacture
The WaterFire Arts Center has just had its first window installed and approved! One of the largest elements of the transformation of The WaterFire Arts Center is the replacement of its outdated windows with contemporary ones that are free from asbestos, have much greater insulation properties, and are also historically appropriate… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 5 | A Window into the Future!
If you were tuned into Facebook Wednesday you may have caught our live stream of the demolition of this portion of the structure! It is amazing how quickly such a large portion of a building can be removed, but there were special conditions for this “Bump Out” which made the… Read More »Opening New Doors (And Taking Down Walls!)
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.