Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) is now behind us, and Christmas is only 3 1/2 short weeks away. The days are getting shorter; but the building is getting taller. If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a shot of the elevator shaft at full height:
And here’s the view from Honeysuckle Lane back to the building:
It’s nice to see something get a bit more vertical. This week the masons will be laying the rest of the block on the East and West walls, which will give a bit more shape to the building. But for now, they’ve already laid the block that creates the dumpster enclosure and ties in to the rear entry ramp on the NE corner of the building:
They’ve also begun backfilling with stone behind the concrete wall on the lower level:
On the site work site, more trees have been planted along Honeysuckle Lane. I believe these are a mix of White Pine, Norway Spruce, and Colorado Blue Spruce (a personal favorite):
And you may have noticed on the distance shot that grass is growing in the amphitheater; but here’s a closer view:
The meter pit I referenced last week has been set into place:
At the building, they’ve stubbed the 8″ line through for the fire suppression (sprinkler) system:
And they’ve stubbed up the PVC drain lines and the electrical conduit into the mechanical and electrical rooms:
As I mentioned last week, this has been a slower week with the holiday. Over the next few days they’ll finish the under-slab work and begin laying down stone. Next week will bring the vapor barrier and the actual pouring of the concrete floor on the lower level. And then we’re ready and waiting for the steel. We should see a good bit of structure in place before Christmas.
Until next week.