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.

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