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Opening New Doors (And Taking Down Walls!)

If you were tuned into Facebook Wednesday you may have caught our live stream of the demolition of this portion of the structure! It is amazing how quickly such a large portion of a building can be removed, but there...
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09
May

Building for the Future Episode 4 | Steel Fabrication and Installation

Have you ever wondered where those exposed steel beams come from? Follow along with the whole process of the build from paper plans to steel parts to installing structural elements! And it turns out that the fabricators who made them up...
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05
May

Building for the Future Bonus Content | Roofing the WaterFire Arts Center

Over the past couple of weeks, The WaterFire Arts Center has had its roof replaced! Earlier we posted this video as the materials were being delivered up to the roof by crane. At this time the roofing on the main section of the building...
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02
May

Building for the Future Episode 3 | Selective Demolition

The noise and action taking place at the WaterFire Art Center during selective demolition were intense. Hulking machines filled the cavernous space and shifted great piles of soil and cement, while men on lifts with acetylene torches brought down pipes...
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26
Apr

Air Mail

Very exciting to see the roofing materials be delivered to the roof of the WaterFire Arts Center! A crew with a crane came in to help us get project materials to the roof of the WaterFire Arts Center. Jeff and...
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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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