BUILDING PROJECT BLOG

INSULATION IN WALLS AND ORIGINAL BUILDING STARTS, MORE CONCRETE PREP (FEB. 15, 2019)

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NEW DOORWAY FROM ENTRY TO MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

NEW DOORWAY FROM ENTRY TO MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

NEW OPENING IN MULTIPURPOSE WALL TO STORAGE/KITCHENETTE

NEW OPENING IN MULTIPURPOSE WALL TO STORAGE/KITCHENETTE

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PLUMBING, CONCRETE WORK, MORE WORK ON THE PEDIMENT (FEB. 14, 2019)




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STAIRS TO THE BASEMENT (FEB. 13, 2019)

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BUILDING THE NEW ENTRY PEDIMENT BEFORE THE SNOW AND CONTINUED DUCTWORK (FEB. 12, 2019)

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POURING THE FOOTINGS FOR THE RAMP AND THE EXPANDED FRONT ENTRY AND WEATHERPROOFING THE NEW ENTRY (FEB. 11, 2019)

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PLUMBING THE BATHROOMS AND REMOVING THE POST FROM THE ORIGINAL LIBRARY BEAM (FEB. 8, 2019)

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MECHANICAL CONTINUES, ATTIC PREPPED FOR INSULATION, FOOTING FOR THE NEW ENTRANCE TO THE ORIGINAL PART OF THE BUILDING, AND WHAT THE OUTSIDE WALL WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE THE SIDING IS INSTALLED

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WIRES EVERYWHERE, MORE OVERHANGS, AND THE FOOTING FORMS FOR THE ACCESSIBLE RAMP TO THE BACK (FEB. 6, 2019)

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FINAL PREP FOR THE RAMP FOOTINGS, MORE WIRING AND MECHANICALS, AND THE ROOF OVERHANG (FEB. 5, 2019)

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MORE WINDOWS INSTALLED, MECHANICALS MOVING ALONG, AND EXCAVATING FOR THE RAMP TO THE RIVERSIDE OF THE BUILDING (FEB. 4, 2019)

50 DEGREES IS WARM ENOUGH TO LEAVE THE NEW OFFICE WINDOW OPEN ONCE INSTALLED

50 DEGREES IS WARM ENOUGH TO LEAVE THE NEW OFFICE WINDOW OPEN ONCE INSTALLED

NEW BASEMENT FLOOR A GOOD SPOT TO STORE THE PREFABRICATED DUCTWORK

NEW BASEMENT FLOOR A GOOD SPOT TO STORE THE PREFABRICATED DUCTWORK

SECOND NEW BASEMENT HEATER INSTALLED

SECOND NEW BASEMENT HEATER INSTALLED

MORE MECHANICALS

MORE MECHANICALS

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FLOOR FINISHED AND PREP FOR THE ROOFING NEXT WEEK(FEB. 2, 2019)

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POURING THE BASEMENT FLOOR (FEB. 1, 2019)

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EVEN MORE WINDOWS INSTALLED AND BASEMENT HEATING UNIT HUNG (JAN. 31, 2019)

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MORE WINDOWS INSTALLED AND HEATING SYSTEM PREPARATION FOR INSTALL(JAN. 30, 2019)

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INSULATION, TRENCHING THE POWER AND DATA CONDUITS, PLUMBING AND HEATING PARTS ARRIVE, AND THE FIRST WINDOW! (JAN. 29, 2019)

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DIGGING THE FOOTING FOR THE RAMP TO THE BASEMENT ENTRANCE

DIGGING THE FOOTING FOR THE RAMP TO THE BASEMENT ENTRANCE

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HOW MANY WINDOWS WILL THERE BE IN THE NEW LIBRARY?

HOW MANY WINDOWS WILL THERE BE IN THE NEW LIBRARY?

THE VERY FIRST WINDOW INSTALLED!

THE VERY FIRST WINDOW INSTALLED!

WINDOW PREP AND WIRING CONTINUE (JAN. 28, 2019)

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FRAMING AND WIRING CONTINUE (JAN. 25, 2019)

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ELECTRICIANS START WIRING AND FRAMERS CONTINUE DESPITE A HUGE RAINSTORM (JAN. 24, 2019)

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DRAIN PIPES FOR THE GUTTERS AND BACKFILLING THE OLD FOUNDATION AFTER WATER PROOFING (JAN. 23, 2019)

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FRAMING CONTINUES INSIDE WHERE IT IS WARM AND DRY (JAN. 22, 2019)




VIEW FROM THE FOYER INTO THE MAIN LIBRARY AREA. CIRCULATION DESK WILL BE ON THE LEFT.

VIEW FROM THE FOYER INTO THE MAIN LIBRARY AREA. CIRCULATION DESK WILL BE ON THE LEFT.

FRAMING DETAIL ABOVE THE ENTRANCE INTO THE LIBRARY

FRAMING DETAIL ABOVE THE ENTRANCE INTO THE LIBRARY

BASEMENT IS ALL READY FOR THURSDAY’S POUR.

BASEMENT IS ALL READY FOR THURSDAY’S POUR.

READY FOR THE STORM. THANKS TO ALLEGRONE AND ALL THE HARD WORKING SUBCONTRACTORS WHO MADE THE BUILDING DRY AND NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER FOR THE REST OF THE WINTER, WORK CAN BE DONE INSIDE!(JAN. 19, 2019)

LAST PART OF THE ORIGINAL FOUNDATION WATERPROOFED AND INSULATED

LAST PART OF THE ORIGINAL FOUNDATION WATERPROOFED AND INSULATED

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EVERY DAY CLOSER TO WEATHERTIGHT! (JAN. 17, 2019)




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TRYING TO GET THE ROOF ON BEFORE THE SNOW STORM (JAN. 16, 2019)

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BREAKING UP THE OLD FRONT STOOP TO CLEAN THE ORIGINAL BASEMENT WALL FOR WATERPROOFING

WEATHER PROOFING THE OLD AND STARTING THE NEW (JAN. 15, 2019)

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TRUSSES ARRIVE TOMORROW (JAN. 14, 2019)

ORIGINAL ROOF STRIPPED OF 1931 SHINGLES

ORIGINAL ROOF STRIPPED OF 1931 SHINGLES

CONTINUED WEATHER PROOFING

CONTINUED WEATHER PROOFING

SUNSET THROUGH THE RIVER VIEW WINDOWS

SUNSET THROUGH THE RIVER VIEW WINDOWS

WAITING FOR THE TRUSSES (JAN. 11, 2019)

STARTING THE PROCESS TO MAKE IT WEATHER TIGHT

STARTING THE PROCESS TO MAKE IT WEATHER TIGHT

FIRST PIPE

FIRST PIPE

FIRST DOOR FRAME INSTALLED

FIRST DOOR FRAME INSTALLED

WINDOW MOCKUP TO VERIFY WEATHER TIGHT

WINDOW MOCKUP TO VERIFY WEATHER TIGHT

FRAMING CONTINUES (JAN. 7, 2019)

BATHROOMS

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STRUCTURAL BEAM SUPPORTING CEILING AND ROOF OVER ENTRYWAY

STRUCTURAL BEAM SUPPORTING CEILING AND ROOF OVER ENTRYWAY

BACKFILLING AR0UND FRONT OF ADDITION

BACKFILLING AR0UND FRONT OF ADDITION

ROOMS! (JAN. 4, 2019)

NEW MAIN ENTRANCE

NEW MAIN ENTRANCE

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NEW QUIET ROOMS

NEW QUIET ROOMS

ON THE RIGHT IS THE NEW KITCHENETTE AND CHAIR STORAGE ROOM

ON THE RIGHT IS THE NEW KITCHENETTE AND CHAIR STORAGE ROOM

WALLS! (JAN. 3, 2019)

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EXTERIOR BATHROOM WALL WITH WINDOWS

EXTERIOR BATHROOM WALL WITH WINDOWS

FIRST VIEW OF THE FALLS FROM A FUTURE WINDOW IN THE YOUNG ADULT AREA

FUTURE WINDOWS FROM THE CHILDREN’S AREA LOOKING TOWARD THE RIVER. THE READING DECK WILL BE BUILT ON THE FOUNDATIONS SEEN IN THE LOWER RIGHT OF THE PICTURE

FUTURE WINDOWS FROM THE CHILDREN’S AREA LOOKING TOWARD THE RIVER. THE READING DECK WILL BE BUILT ON THE FOUNDATIONS SEEN IN THE LOWER RIGHT OF THE PICTURE

DECK DONE (JAN. 2, 2019)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! (DEC. 31, 2018)

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FRAMING PROGRESS (DEC. 28,2018)

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STRIPPING AND MORE FRAMING (DEC. 26, 2018)

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POURING THE ENTRY AND MORE WOOD FRAMING(DEC. 20, 2018)

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PREPARING THE ENTRY FOUNDATION (DEC. 19, 2018)

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FIRST WOOD ON THE ADDITION(DEC. 18, 2018)

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MATERIALS WAITING TO BE FRAMED UP NEXT WEEK (DEC. 14, 2018)

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SETTING THE STEEL BEAMS (DEC. 13, 2018)

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GETTING READY FOR POURING PIERS (DEC. 11, 2018)

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FINAL WATERPROOFING AND INSULATION (DEC. 11, 2018)

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LAST FOUNDATION WALL STRIPPED (DEC. 10, 2018)

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LAST WALL POUR (DEC. 7, 2018)

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FINAL WALLS FORMED AND WATERPROOFING CONTINUED (DEC. 6, 2018)

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FOUNDATION WATERPROOFED AND REBAR FOR FRIDAY’S POUR STARTED(DEC.5, 2018)

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FOUNDATION STRIPPED AND READY FOR WATERPROOFING(DEC. 4, 2018)

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STRIPPING FRIDAY’S POUR(DEC. 3, 2018)

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FRIDAY’S FINAL PREPARATION AND POUR (NOV. 30, 2018)

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GETTING READY FOR FRIDAY’S POUR(NOV. 29, 2018)

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FRIDAY’S POUR IS STILL ON (NOV. 28, 2018)


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FRAMING THE ORIGINAL WINDOW FRAMES TO PREPARE FOR INSTALLING THE NEW ONES

FRAMING THE ORIGINAL WINDOW FRAMES TO PREPARE FOR INSTALLING THE NEW ONES

BUILDING UP (NOV. 27, 2018)

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PREPARING FOR FRIDAY’S POUR (NOV. 26, 2018)


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BACKFILLING THE READING DECK FOUNDATION(NOV. 23, 2018)

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COVERING THE FRESH CONCRETE FOR THE THANKSGIVING COLD SPELL(NOV. 21, 2018)

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POUR THE DECK FOUNDATION AND PIERS(NOV. 19, 2018)


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THE WORKER ON THE LEFT HAS THE REMOTE CONTROL FOR THE PUMP

THE WORKER ON THE LEFT HAS THE REMOTE CONTROL FOR THE PUMP

FOLDING THE PUMP ARM UP

FOLDING THE PUMP ARM UP

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WORKING ON SATURDAY TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME IN FRIDAY’S STORM. NEXT POUR RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY(NOV. 18, 2018)

ON THE RIGHT IS THE READING DECK FOUNDATION

ON THE RIGHT IS THE READING DECK FOUNDATION

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PREPARING FOR THE NEXT CONCRETE POUR ON FRIDAY(NOV. 14, 2018)

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CLOSEUP OF THE READING DECK FOUNDATION

CLOSEUP OF THE READING DECK FOUNDATION

CONCRETE FOOTINGS PUMPED AND POURED (NOV. 12, 2018)

CONCRETE PUMP TRUCK TO GET THE CONCRETE BEHIND THE BUILDING

CONCRETE PUMP TRUCK TO GET THE CONCRETE BEHIND THE BUILDING

CONCRETE MIXING TRUCK FEEDING THE PUMP

CONCRETE MIXING TRUCK FEEDING THE PUMP

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WORKERS DIRECTING THE DISCHARGED CONCRETE INTO THE FOOTING FORMS

WORKERS DIRECTING THE DISCHARGED CONCRETE INTO THE FOOTING FORMS

READY FOR FOOTING POUR ON MONDAY!(NOV. 9, 2018)

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CONCRETE WORK BEGINS!(NOV. 8, 2018)

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INCH BY INCH(OCTOBER 31, 2018)




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BIGGER EQUIPMENT FOR THE LEDGE(October 30, 2018)

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BREAKING UP THE LEDGE(October 26, 2018)


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CELLAR HOLE(October 22,2018)

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WATER AND LEDGE(OCT. 18, 2018)

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STRIPPED CELLAR (OCT. 18, 2018)

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DIGGING(OCT. 18, 2018)

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WINDOWS REMOVED(OCT. 15, 2018)

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SITE CLEANUP(OCT. 15, 2018)

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POST-DEMOLITION OFFICE AND KNOX GALLERY (October 10, 2018)

DEMOLITION (October 8, 2018)

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY (October 6, 2018)

Photos by Maureen Banner

MORE CLEANUP(OCT. 3, 2018)

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DEBRIS REMOVAL(OCT. 1, 2018)

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POST-DEMOLITION OF THE OFFICE (September 30, 2018)

DEMOLITION OF KNOX GALLERY AND OFFICE (September 28, 2018)

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT(SEPT. 27, 2018)

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PREPARATION FOR DEMOLITION OF KNOX GALLERY AND OFFICE (September 27, 2018)

EMPTY BASEMENT (September 25, 2018)

MOVING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS (September 24, 2018)

EMPTY LIBRARY (September 23, 2018)

EMPTY SHELVES (September 21, 2018)

PLANTING NATIVE BUSHES AT THE MITIGATION SITE (June 9, 2018)

Photos by Shayna Sawyer and Stephen Moore

UTILITY POLE PREPARATORY WORK (May 28, 2018)