Construction Update: Week of October 20, 2014

As we move into colder weather, the need to complete any outside work becomes more and more evident. The little greenhouse on the west side of the property, a composite of repurposed materials, is attracting a lot of attention for its beautiful design. Fence posts are going in. Foundational work on the property is nearing completion, with gravel pits lining the borders of the property so that water can drain into the water table. The same is true for the alley, with the final portions of gravel just being added. Lifts have allowed the final application of metal siding to our bay windows on the 4th floor.

Inside the building, drywall is allowing us a better sense of perspective when entering the various apartments. After drywall was applied to the walls of the rooftop cabins, the walls were painted black. This will serve as a backdrop when the walls are covered in repurposed lathe (that was gathered earlier from the building).

Here’s a look at the past week’s work.

A view of the greenhouse

A view of the greenhouse

 

Aerial view of the greenhouse

Aerial view of the greenhouse

 

Posts for fence

Posts for the fence

 

Finishing the bay windows

Finishing the bay windows

 

Gravel bordering the parking lot

Gravel bordering the parking lot

 

Alley October 22

The alley on October 22

 

Black paint for rooftop cabins

Black paint for the rooftop cabin walls. Eventually they will be covered in lathe.

 

Studio apartment taking shape

Studio apartment taking shape

 

El Moore