Saturday, May 28, 2005

Crane arriving Tuesday!

The crane which will be used to erect the steel will be arriving on Tuesday. It will take the whole day to get it ready, but on Wednesday the first steel deliveries will arrive. It's going to start taking shape real soon!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Coming soon -- Steel!

The contractor has scheduled the first delivery of steel for May 28. Soon after that we will see the building begin to take shape. They estimate the steel delivery process to take about 5 weeks. We'll keep posting the pics!

And the circuit is complete -- the foundation is now against the old building where the stack wing used to be!

Completing the foundation. The contractor started on the Main Street side and has worked toward the parking lot and now back around to the existing builing. To the left is Thaxter Street.

The interior ramp is really starting to take shape. We are looking toward Main Street. You can also see at the far right that the connection has been made between the old and new construction.

A closeup view of the elevator pit.

The workers are building the home for the new elevator!

Friday, May 06, 2005


Supervisor of Children's Services, Elaine Garnache, is modeling our latest fundraiser! It's a wristband that says WFPL BUILD IT! They are available at the Phillips School location or by calling the library at 617-972-6434. Price is $3 each or 2 for $5. All of the funds collected go toward the new building!

The ramp that is going to be inside the building from the front entrance is starting to take shape!

The contractor is building a ramp over the foundation so that equipment can get into the site from the parking lot. There is also a ramp at the Main Street side.

Monday, May 02, 2005


Looking from the parking lot toward Main Street, you can see the line of footings for the columns that will support the new construction.