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TRAC Builders is back in the WaterFire Arts Center! Electricians are wiring the building with temporary electrical lines before large-scale interior demolition takes place, as the old wiring, lighting, and legacy controls are removed. The large fluorescent lighting fixtures containing mercury will be carefully remediated. We also expect that our own temporary infrastructure will be...
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The parking lots may not be the most glamorous element of the WaterFire Arts Center, but with nearly two dozen employees and WaterFire’s need to truck thousands of pounds of equipment two and from every event, they are absolutely vital. The paving of the West end of the building, which will also house our main entrance,...
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In photos from early this week, you can see the progress that has been made in placing the Arts Center services beneath the ground. The oil and water separators for the wastewater collection system have been buried, the electrical has been laid in the trenches, and the new front parking lot is being steamrolled. If...
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Todd Brodeur, Superintendant with TRAC Builders, kindly agreed to give us a guided tour of the construction site last week, sharing with us an overview of the many tasks being accomplished as the building and the site at 475 Valley Street are prepared for renovation and construction.
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Everyone will be able to recognize the WaterFire Arts Center when traveling down Valley Street. But far less visible are the many underground services that it takes to operate a building of the Art Center’s size. Contaminated earth from the west side of the building is piled in the back and replaced with clean. Steel...
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Last week was a short one for construction on The WaterFire Arts Center with Thanksgiving arriving that Thursday. Nevertheless, it has been a productive month in Phase 1. All of the windows and much of the asbestos has been removed, and even the old railroad ties have been pulled from the driveway. Work is now concentrating on the below-ground infrastructure...
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Check out this video! The Arts Center has thousands of feet of glass, all of which needs to be removed and boards put in their place. Did you know the crew of only TWO could remove hundreds of feet of glass? See for yourself here as The WaterFire Arts Center gets a Valley Street face-lift!
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