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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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06
Jun

Building for the Future Episode 8 | Masonry Restoration

Votta Masonry LLC has been hard at work restoring the brick facade of The WaterFire Arts Center. They are also responsible for building the elevator shaft, and stairwells of the Arts Center. You will be certain to see, and hear,...
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31
May

Building for the Future Episode 7 | Powerwashing and Cleaning

One of the unique elements of a historic space is the character taken on by its surfaces from years of habitation and use. The WaterFire arts center is no different, wearing its history on its walls through the many layers...
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23
May

Building for the Future Episode 6 | Historic Preservation

WaterFire Providence was honored to have Clark Schoettle, Executive Director of the Providence Revolving Fund, receive a tour of the WaterFire Arts Center as it is under construction. Clark has been kind enough to speak to the unique history of...
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16
May

Building for the Future Episode 5 | A Window into the Future!

The WaterFire Arts Center has just had its first window installed and approved! One of the largest elements of the transformation of The WaterFire Arts Center is the replacement of its outdated windows with contemporary ones that are free from asbestos,...
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