Sunday, August 13, 2017

RNVTNS VOL. III #2 Stay Out of Their Way

Memories like birds, fleeting--one must grasp and hold in heart's hand.

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Well it certainly has been a busy week.  The workers know that for Phase 1 they are looking at only about four weeks and are working mightily to get their parts ready.  To start with was the pouring of the foundation for the Commons addition.  This shot was taking from a third floor window, so you are looking at the hose for the pouring of the cement, while you can also see what they have poured.

To the right, we can just see in the left hand corner the cement mixer truck along with the hose and the whole of the foundation, covered, perhaps, to avoid a too rapid drying.

Before a few finishing touches could be accomplished in the hall way, the terrazzo had to be polished to reveal the "real thing".  This is done, as you can see, with a lot of water as the polisher does his work.  Another man is suctioning the slurry, as the spent liquid called.  One of the things that impresses blogger is how tightly ordered each step of this whole complex renovation is.  Good management.

Now with the terrazzo work finished, painting could proceed on new doorways  Note the color of the door and window frames.  It's the same color of the lockers in the hallway.  Nice touch.  In this photo, you can also see the finished terrazzo in front of the president's office.

On a higher level, 2 1/2 actually, the new classroom is now occupying most of the media center's south side.  This classroom 
will accommodate a smaller class.  In Phase 2, other classrooms will occupy the north side.  That side will remain the media center for this coming school year.

The lavatory on the first floor is almost finished so we can fill you in on that next time.  Be sure to stop by.

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