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The Wheeler School and WaterFire Providence have agreed to locate a new program for Wheeler 8th graders called Cityside to a new classroom space inside the WaterFire Arts Center. Starting in fall 2019, Wheeler will expand its campus and curriculum for 8th-grade students with its new Cityside program — a year-long interdisciplinary experience that extends and expands...
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Today the cement for the main hall of the WaterFire Arts Center was poured! It took all day and dozens of laborers, but the floor is complete! Truck, after truck, after truck, brought loads of cement into the arts center parking lot, where it was pumped through the emergency doors and throughout the building! Beneath...
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Providence local DBVW Architects used three-dimensional computer models to help them design the WaterFire Arts Center. By relying on laser scans of the preexisting building to generate a super accurate and detailed model, interventions and modifications were laid out in an explorable, modifiable environment that eased coordination between ourselves, DBVW, and the engineers and contractors...
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It has been weeks of installation, but finally, the WaterFire Art Center has its new windows! Insulation around the windows is still being carefully fitted, but the final facade of the WaterFire Art Center is finally coming into place and looking fine! The panels of plywood which look similar in size to the windows are protecting the...
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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 is nearly complete. It is pretty clear just how vast an improvement the new roof...
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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, all bricks with scaled faces, cracks, or damaged mortar are being replaced and refitted with...
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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 Street are prepared for renovation and construction.
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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 have all of our operations contained under one roof, and yes it will be nice...
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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 ties have been pulled from the driveway. Work is now concentrating on the below-ground infrastructure...
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