The past few days have included finishing touches to set and insulate the glass as well as the construction and installation of the shelves in the office/work area.
Music, blackbooks, more stories, slaps, and ideas were being passed around for a few hours tonight at Studio Luevanos on The Alley Project.
People came and went over the course of a few hours as artists hit each others books, passed out stickers, and talked about people who weren’t there that would probably enjoy meeting up soon.
Work on the roof is wrapping up with the final portion over the addition being installed today.
Layers are showing. Concrete, terrazzo, wood, blocks, bricks, and steel. A stroll around the inside of the building right now shows the foundations that everything we will touch and see in the new space will be built on.
The last parts of the floor have been cut and broken up and the new floor will be poured and smoothed in the next few days.
The knee wall where the windows will rest has been completed. The aluminum framing on top of it will hold the butt joint glazed windows–where two panes come together at a corner without a pane. Floor to ceiling windows will run up to the end of the knee wall and expand across the rest of the front and side of the space allowing a lot of natural light into the space throughout the day.
Performing some maintenance/touch ups to the plywood along the exterior. The murals were installed in 2011 to beautify the then-vacant commercial building. They will be there for another few months before 3 sides of the building is wrapped in a single mural by Tead, a local artist and mentor at The Alley Project.
The tenant space is moving along as well. Since it will not be finished on the same level as the community space and office, it is perhaps moving along “faster” toward completion.
The tenant space’s entry will be on Elsmere just behind where the temporary door currently sits and the unit is adjacent to the alley.
Areas that will contain the large windows letting in lots of natural light are now visible. Framing for the windows, an interesting process, is beginning soon. There are still some decisions to be made but weekly conversations and meetings are moving much of that along quickly.
Before we know it all the decisions will be behind us and we will all be inside together.