One more weekend…the last of many

 

Looking at our structure near completion, it is easy to forget where it all started. As I prepare myself for one last weekend with Studio V, I thought it would be nice to remember the progress we have made over the last month of construction. We have been taking a time lapse video (which will soon be uploaded for you viewing pleasure) but tonight I will be sharing a few precious moments from our time spent in Corrine Jones park.

 

November 4, 2011

We broke ground in early november, as we started laying out the stakes for our formwork. This was a pretty intense process, and to be honest, it took a few times to get it right.

 

November 6th, 2011

We poured the concrete footing. This became the foundation for the rest of the project to be built upon (literally).

 

November 11th, 2011

The next step was to move all of our formwork for the blocks out onto the site. These were assembled at the shop and then placed one by one on top of the footing.

 

November 12th, 2011

Because of the size of the blocks, and the incredible force of the concrete, the formwork had to be braced heavily on both sides in order to prevent a collapse.

 

November 13th, 2011

Concrete pour day.

 

November 16th, 2011

Needless to say, there have been a few late nights along the way.

 

November 19th, 2011

It took a few days, but we finally got all of the formwork off.

 

November 20th, 2011

We were all really excited to slide the trusses into place and start measuring for the louvers.

 

November 21st, 2011

Just before Thanksgiving break, we were able to put all of the louvers in place and get an finally see what this thing is going to look like. All of the louvers were then taken to Columbia over the break to be galvanized.

 

Today

We have finished pouring the rest of the sidewalk and completed most of the groundwork for the project but we have one last weekend ahead of us as we approach the finish line. We can’t wait to see the final result!

 

Thanks for reading.

 

-Nick B.

 


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