Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Now we can see what all the noise was about...

Things progress apace!  What a difference a few days make.  The floor inside the old building has now been  leveled out ready for resurfacing.  The footing has been dug for the new concrete block wall between the library and the Mall (a fire requirement), and a large hole has been dug to accommodate the workings of the new lift that will make it easy for folk to get to the spacious mezzanine floor.  A new void has been created by the removal of some huge steel beams in one corner.  This will be over one of the new meeting spaces.  And now we can see where the openings joining the new space with the old library are going to be.  Not as wide as we imagined they were going to look, but I'm sure they will be fine.  It's such a big space that it is a bit difficult to imaging how it is going to look once it is filled up!  By the time the building team go off for the Christmas Break the demolition phase should be over and the building should be ready for them to start construction in the new year.

The channel for the new fire wall - no wonder it was noisy in the Mall while they were digging it!

Thanks to Mario and his team for saving the noisiest part of their work until the library was closed yesterday.  We really appreciated your consideration.

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