Over the last three months, construction has progressed steadily alongside weather delays. The concrete for the foundation walls and floor of the addition is complete. The steel beams and decking for the galleries on the main floor have been erected. The concrete slab for the main floor of the addition was poured just a few days ago and almost all of the underground waterproofing for the whole building is complete. In the next few months, we hope to see studs going up on the addition, electrical and HVAC work completed in the historic residence and the road in front of the museum begin to get a layer of asphalt. Keep checking back for new updates!
The basement walls of the new addition being formed by plywood.
A view of the whole site with the basement addition taking shape.
A view from a corner of the basement addition, looking at the north wall being formed.
A view from a corner of the basement addition, looking at the north wall finishing being formed.
View from the corner of the basement addition looking at the north basement wall after the wooden forms have been removed.
View of the basement addition from the southeast corner at the completion of the basement walls.
View of the completed addition basement walls next to the historic residence. The NC State bellower can be seen in the distance.
Waterproofing and back filling of the basement addition. NC State bellower in the distance.
Waterproofing of the basement addition and backfilling.
Overall view of the site with the steel posts and steel decking starting to go down on the basement addition.
Looking down on the addition, with the steel posts and beams going up. Steel decking going down in preparation for the concrete slab to be poured.
View from the southeast corner of the addition as the steel is going up for the main floor. The NC State bell tower is barely visible through the trees on the left side of the historic residence.
Steel decking covering the basement addition. Steel posts starting to outline the galleries and main lobby.
Steel supports for the main floor of the addition being completed.
A view from the formal garden looking at the steel structure of the main floor of the addition being completed.
Lifting a steel cross beam into place for the gallery addition.
The steel structure of the main floor of the addition completed, with the historic residence visible behind.