Archive for June, 2009

You don’t miss the water ’till the well runs dry.

June 18, 2009

There’s no overarching theme to the photos that are below. They document progress, and I’ve noted what they’re showing you; the general idea is that big stuff is now happening and the building is really taking shape.

It still needs some imagination, and Lynn keeps telling me I can see what it will look like better than many. In a lot of ways off-premise catering is similar to renovating a building – you have to be able to see the possibilities inherent in open spaces – so that probably works to our advantage.

The title of this post does have a meaning, however. We’re installing virtually all the plumbing, gas and electric services. Before we were there the buildings were warehouse-type structures that housed a pickle maker in one building, and a barrel-maker in the other. From what I’ve heard they hated each other. Regardless, don’t ever take the utilities in your house or place of business for granted. When you have to build them all in from scratch you really appreciate how much you depend on them.

A lotta lotta drywall. Not all that we'll need. Not even all we need for just the loft.

A lotta lotta drywall. Not all that we'll need. Not even all we need for just the loft.

The elevator shaft at the first floor. We're using a LULA elevator (Limited Use Limited Access), which is designed for our type of installation: no need for the elevator to travel 20 stories. Three will do just fine, thank you very much

The elevator shaft at the first floor. We're using a LULA elevator (Limited Use Limited Access), which is designed for our type of installation: no need for the elevator to travel 20 stories. Three will do just fine, thank you very much

The 2nd floor lobby. You come up via the shorter set of stairs. The other set leads to the third floor, which we won't be using right away.

The 2nd floor lobby. You come up via the shorter set of stairs. The other set leads to the third floor, which we won't be using right away.

This is the front wall in the loft, with drywall being hung. We're using doubled 5/8th sheets, with Green Glue between them for sound attentuation.

This is the front wall in the loft, with drywall being hung. We're using doubled 5/8th sheets, with Green Glue between them for sound attentuation.

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