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29
Sep

360˚ Tour of the WaterFire Arts Center

Take a walking tour through the WaterFire Arts Center! Click and drag on the video in order to change the angle of view! The tour begins on the aerial bridge connecting the North and South second floors, before exploring the...
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16
Sep

Building for the Future Episode 16 | Sky Bridge Concrete Pour and Window Install

One of The WaterFire Arts Center’s defining characteristics is the elevated sky bridge spanning the width of the building. It has just received its new concrete floor, and in a few days, we will be using it to access our...
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09
Sep

Building for the Future Episode 15 | Wall Studs and Window Install

Both the interior and the exterior of the WaterFire Arts Center are coming together quickly! The north face of the building has received its new windows and on the interior, the wall studs for the new rooms and cubicles are...
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08
Sep

Building for the Future Episode 14 | Second Floor Cement Pour

The second floor of the WaterFire Arts Center was poured a few days ago. The material sets quickly so the work is done in as little time as possible. With the new floor in place, workers are able to begin...
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11
Aug

Building for the Future Episode 13 | Bird’s Eye View

Check out this spectacular aerial footage of the WaterFire Arts Center! The scale of the building becomes clear when you take a lap of the building from roof height. Be on the lookout for Providence landmarks the Rhode Island State House...
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18
Jul

Building for the Future Episode 12 | Window Manufacture

We are very excited to be presenting an episode that was shot at Diamond Windows and Doors MFG., the firm responsible for creating the windows that we will be installing in the WaterFire Arts Center. Bob Sampson was kind enough...
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28
Jun

Building for the Future Episode 11 | Installing a Second Floor

Donald Hawes from RI Welding was kind enough to speak to us about the installation process used to create the second floor in The WaterFire Arts Center. Donald installed hanging columns from the existing beams and used existing columns as well to...
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13
Jun

Building for the Future Episode 9 | Project Management

No project like The WaterFire Arts Center, with its thousands of parts, tens of thousands of decisions, and dozens of contractors and workers, could come together without exceptional management. TRAC Builder’s Nelson Ferreira, who is overseeing the project with superintendent...
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10
Jun

Phase II Underway!

It has been an exciting few weeks at the WaterFire Arts Center! The elevator shaft has been completed, the aerial bridge connecting the second-floor mezzanines is under construction at RI welding, and the window sills are nearly all in place...
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