Gaining on it

Despite the continued exceedingly wet, stormy summer, good progress continues to be made on the building. This brief tour will start at the top of the building and work down. The first image is taken from the roof of the addition looking toward the east atrium clearstory with an afternoon storm approaching from the north:

Storm coming 2

Inside Stetson, the roof panels at the peak of the atrium have been removed in order to add steel to support the roof. The panels closest to the peak will be replaced by glass to introduce natural light.

Stetson peak

atrium ironworkers2

On Level 4, the Conservation Lab located in special collections is being framed out and sheetrocked:

Conservation Room

On the same Level but to the north, the finishing touches are being added to the sprinkler system

Sprinkler work

On Level 3 in Stetson, ceiling repair continues in the reading room:

Stetson ceiling repair

The Center for Media Initiatives south side offices have ventilations systems in place and are awaiting the extension of the raised flooring and demountable walls.

CMI south edge

Compact shelving rails have been installed on Level 1 and 2 and await the pour of the concrete topping slab

L2 shelving tracks

Finally, the exterior retaining wall at the southwest of the addition has been covered with cast stone that emulates the limestone on the Stetson exterior

Retaining wall