Week 89: From the top down
For the past several months, the main atrium in the new Centre for Arts and Culture has been filled from floor to ceiling with scaffolding, obscuring the normally open space. However, progress will be slowly revealed over the coming weeks as crews begin to lower and eventually remove the scaffolding altogether.
Work is currently being wrapped up on the highest areas of the building, including the ceilings, upper staircases, and higher portions of the walls. One of the more unusual tasks that recently took place was placing hardware on the clerestory from a cabin sculpture will be suspended as part of a permanent art installation by MacEwan Fine Art alumna Brenda Draney. Though the installation won’t take place until CFAC is complete, the hardware had to be installed while the scaffolding provided access.
Though the scaffolding won’t be fully removed for a few weeks, it will slowly be lowered between now and then, giving crews the opportunity to work on drywall, lower-floor staircases and some of the electrical work on the way down. Complete removal will take place at the end of September revealing a much more complete atrium.
Last week, work also continued on the proscenium theatre catwalk installation and the pedway roof parapet cap.
- Average manpower for the week was 343 workers
- 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.
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