Madison County Public Library News

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Progress, Progess, Progress

In the first picture you can see the existing walls of the library foundation from the front of the building to the front of the basement. We don't get to keep the crane in the middle, though I imagine it would be perfect for reaching those high shelves.

In this next one you can see support walls where the community rooms and foyer connect to the main section of the library. The "window" holes will likely be crawlspace accesses. A have been told that there will be good moisture barriers in these areas. Just say "NO" to mold.

This shot shows another support wall being built at the entrance of the children's area. I suspect the guy on the right is ready to pick up the pace.

Today's last shot reveals the front basement wall. I know it looks tall, but it does run level with the other walls. Any deeper though and they could have given us a basement AND a sub-basement. How cool would that be?

Monday, June 18, 2007

more walls, more walls, and more walls

As the last of the poured concrete walls in the front of the building are erected, workers are beginning to build up columns and other areas with concrete block. Near the back, they have framed and poured the FRONT wall of the basement section of the library.
The expanse of space between the meeting rooms and the rest of the building is now becoming clearer even though we have yet to see the back wall take shape. Beyond the back wall will be a reading porch. For the first time, perhaps, this building is showing that it is larger than its predecessor.

Yes this is the FRONT wall of the Basement. Our building is going to be even larger.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Walls, walls, and footer . . . the building is taking shape

The walls are going up more quickly now. The shape of the library is becoming more evident now. Interior supports are now being erected. Footing are being poured to connect the caisons that were earlier set into the bedrock below. With each passing day, new changes in the building site emerge. We shall do our best to document those changes to benefit everyone's curiosities.