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25
Apr

Building for the Future: Episode 2 | Construction Banner Installation

WaterFire shares the vision of the WaterFire Arts Center through banners! Laura Duclos, the graphic designer at WaterFire Providence, has put together some amazing banners that showcase the future of the WaterFire arts center. They were printed by local business...
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18
Apr

Building for the Future: Episode 1

WaterFire Providence announces the first episode of Building for the Future: The Story of the WaterFire Arts Center web series! With the generous support of TRAC Builders Inc., it premieres April 18th, 2016. We encourage you to tune in and...
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29
Mar

A Door to the Future!

I have been covering the construction of the WaterFire Arts Center for months, and today one of the first tasks of construction is taking place that really makes me feel like the project is starting to come together: the tear...
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22
Mar

Brick by Brick

The West End of The WaterFire Arts Center is receiving a facade lift! Many of the bricks laid in 1929 during the building’s construction have been damaged by time and New England’s harsh winters. As part of the historic restoration,...
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15
Mar

Everything about this project is BIG!

Everything in this project is in giant scale! That pit in the main hall is over seven feet deep and twenty feet in either direction! Nearly all of the historic steel mechanisms, piping, and conduit have been removed from the walls, columns,...
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17
Feb

Arts Center Recieves Temporary Power

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...
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11
Jan

Clear for Landing

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....
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15
Dec

Construction – Phase 1, Week 6

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...
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14
Dec

Construction Phase 1, Month 1

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...
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