Sunday, November 30, 2014

Going Up?

Real signs of progress can be seen now on the connector. The foundation has been laid and the elevator shaft is going up. The foundation being in place will help you see the footprint of the new connector. The elevator shaft is still being built, with the third-floor portion still to go. If you get a chance while your at the church or the school, walk to the fence by the temporary walkway on the Tyler Road side of the church and see the construction yourself.

 

A view of the elevator shaft with first and second floor openings.

 

A view of the elevator shaft from "inside" the connector.

 

The foundation, looking toward the back corner of the connector.

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Going Down Before Going Up

A little more is visible than the last time I wrote. The back foundation wall is built and the rest of the foundation is in progress. The under-foundation plumbing is in place and the foundation for the elevator shaft has been dug down to prepare for our new three-story elevator. Here is what it looks like:

 

The back foundation wall, between the buildings.

 

Trenches dug out for the foundation and the pit for the elevator shaft.