Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Addition Takes Shape!

The crane arrived early, the roof trusses arrived on time, the first lift was at 9:45 am, and the last one was at 11:45 am.  By 3 pm all the roof trusses were up and in place, and what a difference it made in the look and feel of the addition.  Now it really begins to look like a building.  The crane parked between the library and the Victorian and lifted the roof trusses over the library and placed them on the framed walls.  Tony, Bruce, and Carlos  shifted and tacked them into place.  Spacers, trimming, and bracing will take place over the next few days.

The first of 31 roof trusses is lowered into place.

The roof trusses and crane blocked the driveway for the day.

Some of the rafters are in place, too, over the former solarium and librarians' room.

The ceiling gives a feeling clastrophobia.

The last roof truss is in place.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Framing Continued This Week

Demolition and framing continued this week.  The remainder of the walls around the librarians' room was demolished as well as the roof over it.  The framing focused on the new librarian's office.  The next step will be to rebuild the roof over the old librarians' room and solarium.  That work will start next week.  Click on this first image to get a panorama view of where we were last week.

This will be the new librarian's office.

It sure is going to be a big addition!

Compare this one with previous views from the same position.