Sunday, June 26, 2011

Things are moving along fast now!

 The rear structure's walls have finally been built all the way up to their new height, and the tin sub-ceiling has been installed. They'll pour the concrete over it next week. Here's the new view from the back of the building. A little different than that first week!
 Here's the view from the roof looking back. The weird red stalks are going to hold up the air conditioner units.

And things are moving along inside the studio too. The C joists are getting sistered in to repair the ceiling.

 Here's the jig they're using to drill the C-joists for instalation
and here's the view from the second floor looking down. The place is finally sturdy enough that I'm no longer worried about it collapsing :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

The second floor structural work is mostly done. It actually looks like an apartment now!

And three of the control room walls have been built up to their new height. 
 Here's a close up of the mounting plates that the new I-beams will sit on. Those beams will hold up the concrete roof.
 Here's a shot from inside. You can see that the old roof is still on, but the door has been moved and the cracks in the walls have all been repaired.
 Here's the new view from the back of the building. Now that's what I'm talking about. This is going to be the outdoor lounge.
 And finally here's an updated shot of that corner that was all rotted out. Now that water won't be pouring down it for the next hundred years I suspect this will hold up a little better than it was.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Second Floor Ceiling

All the joists got sistered in for the second floor ceiling this week. I think I can finally stop holding my breath about something happening to the third floor (in which friends of mine are tenants). C joists for the ground floor come in on monday. Moving along!