Monthly Archives: March 2014

Prepping for landscaping

With the end of construction on the horizon, areas for landscaping around the perimeter of the building are being prepared for greenery. This involves removing construction debris, adding additional dirt and grading the area.

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Forum railing install

With a large open area (the Forum) running from the basement to the fourth floor, there are a lot of railings. Prior to the  installation the railings, they need to be painted to match the color scheme. Crews have developed … Continue reading

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Scaffolding removed from north face

This morning the last of the scaffolding on the north side of the building (facing the physical education building) was removed. Now a few workers will use man lifts to scrub section by section (by hand) all of the brickwork.

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Landscaping going in

Landscaping crews began work yesterday on planting greenery along the stretch of Watt Way that will soon be reopening to the public. This includes shrubs as well as about a dozen trees. The trees required four people and a construction … Continue reading

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The countdown to temporary certificate of occupancy

Posted throughout the building is the reminder that temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) deadline is June 1, 2014. This is the deadline for all major construction activities. Only then then can the building’s occupants begin work on transitioning over to the … Continue reading

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Temporary fencing in place along Watt Way

In anticipation of pulling back the construction fences to the edge of Watt Way, temporary fencing is now in place. This replaced the taller red canvased fencing and gives a great view of the landscaping going in as well as … Continue reading

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Removing scaffolding

Now that the final brickwork has been installed on the northeast gable, the scaffolding was removed from the exterior of the building in that area. This allows for the first unobstructed view of the building with all of the external … Continue reading

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Elevator installation

Elevator construction crews are working hard to install the first of two primary elevators. The first one slated to be completed will be the freight elevator. On some floors, the elevator doors are already installed. Currently the only elevator in … Continue reading

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Concrete pour on the second half of Watt Way

Today crews poured concrete into the second half of the forms along Watt Way. Once the cement pads have had time to cure, masons will add brick to the areas between the pads. The next step to opening Watt Way … Continue reading

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Brickwork install along Watt Way

The first half of Watt Way which had concrete poured last week now has masons filling the areas between concrete slabs with brick.

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