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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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14
Dec

WaterFire Records

Like everyone at WaterFire Providence, I am excited to see work progressing on The WaterFire Arts Center. But I am more energized by the new opportunities it provides for our organization. Yes, it will be many times more efficient to...
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04
Dec

Construction Phase 1 – Week 5

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...
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30
Nov

Construction Phase 1 – Week 4

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...
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11
Nov

WaterFire Arts Center Valley Street Facelift Video

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?...
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