Bowers Renovation Picture Galleries
- April to May
2012. Outside pictures of the demolition of the museum and lobby area
and the gutting of the Bowers I wing.
- June to
2012. Mostly outside pictures of digging foundations for
the new addition and includes some inside pictures.
- August to September
2012. Exterior pictures as more concrete is poured outside and metal studs
are put up inside.
to November 2012. Basement foundation of the addition is completed and
the ceiling of the basement -- which is the floor of the Ground Floor is
completed. Windows are put in on the north side of the building and begun
on the south side. Part of the planetarium wall rises up.
2012. The first floor concrete is finished in the addition including
in the large lecture hall. Air-handling equipment is put on the roof and
some pictures show progress in the interior.
2013. In the snow, work continues on the third floor
of the addition and steel is placed for the planetarium.
2013. The roof on the new construction is in place.
2013. As more is changing inside now, most of these pictures show
internal progress. There are a few outside pictures at the end of the
2013. As planned, work began on the third floor at the beginning
of the project and it shows now as some third floor walls have paint.
A large part of the ground floor remains open space.
2013. Walls and windows are going up on the Planetarium and the
new addition. The east side external staircase is made. Walls are
looking finished on the third floor and on the second floor painting
has begun. The size and contents of basement mechanical room is
2013. Exterior walls on the Planetarium and new addition are
nearly finished, the cooling tower for air conditioning is installed,
and large parts of the third and second floors are looking finished in
terms of mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
2013. Nearly 100 workers are working on the building every
day. Exterior work has included brickwork, Planetarium wrapping, and
north entrance work. Interior continues with the third floor
painting down to the ground floor getting studs for walls.
2013. This month starts the installation of casework in the
teaching and research labs. As with all other steps in the
process, this has started on the third floor. The second floor
has walls and floors being completed. The first floor has
sheetrock up and the ground floor has got studs.
2013. Outside work is being completed with windows and
exhaust vents closed up. Inside work is going fast with more
casework and countertops being installed on the upper floors and
sheetrock on the ground floor.
2013. Landscaping has started as the Planetarium tiles are
finished and labs are getting casework and some major equipment items
such as autoclaves are being installed.
2013. Landscaping is largely completed as early snow
hits. Inside is looking finished with painting and completed
casework, particularly on the third floor.
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