Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On Saturday, the workers had filled a recently discovered hole in the stair casing with cement. After filling the hole, they filled cracks in the building’s interior and exterior walls with structural epoxy. The cracks were so large that light shined through.
Currently, the workers are waiting for more epoxy and scaffolding so they can fill the cracks that are unreachable. While they wait, they have dug out footing for the second floor rear staircase.
Laura Pierson/Revised by Jesse Elliot
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
On January 25, I visited 811 S. Broad Street for the first time. As the new marketing intern for Trenton Makes, Inc., I was excited to get started documenting happenings at the site. It seems as though there had been several fires at the location decades ago, as we have just discovered charred, first-floor beams.
We also discovered that parts of the ceiling had not been constructed properly. These issues were not documented by the previous tenants when they occurred and were covered-up by antique tin ceiling tiles that we recently removed and sold to an individual in town, so we were not anticipating this problem. We just received approval, however, from Jason Tarantino, the Structural Engineer, to move forward with the project. He has required that we sister some of the charred joists and restructure those sections of the ceiling that were not structured correctly. This has set us back a few weeks in terms of our project timeline and has added some additional expenses to our budget, but, thanks to successful lumber bidding, and a staff willing to roll with the punches, we will not lose too much time or money dealing with this contingency.