Friday, April 4, 2008

First Look

It has been a busy week here at the Old State House. Marr scaffolding was here finishing the stairs and safety rails so that the work crew will have access to the tower to begin the project next week.

Yesterday was the first up-close look that many of us had of the tower. Our excellent team, pictured above, of Don Tellalian, Judy Selwyn, Rich Muckle, and David Storeygard, examined the deterioration of the wood on the tower. This was also the first time in about 15 years that the weathervane on the dome has been seen up-close.

Stay tuned for more images and updates as the work gets underway next week.

Monday, March 31, 2008

More Photos from Sunday

Yesterday proved to be a long and exciting day as everyone worked from 6am until 10pm, but the hardest parts of laying out the scaffolding are now done.

These photos show the large beams (as seen in the photos from yesterday) being set in place by the crew from Marr Scaffolding, the beams being secured with welds, and work platforms being constructed.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Crane Day

Sunday was crane day for the Tower Restoration Project at the Old State House. Beginning the day at 6am, our great team from Lee Kennedy, Marr Scaffolding and Crane, and T. G. Gallagher Mechanical Engineers have replaced the chiller, or cooling unit, for the Old State House HVAC system, placed 4 beams (weighing 6,000 pounds each) on the scaffolding, and started construction on the work platforms around the tower itself. There will be more pictures on the way from this exciting day!