Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The ball is rolling...down a steep mountain of progress
Concrete footers were poured to support the structure. The footers have inset areas to accept terra cotta tiles or bronze plaques. The edges are chamfered, and will be polished to 600 grit to expose the colors of the aggregate.
The timber frame struture was prefabricated in Wellsville by Leon Buckwalter and his timber framing club. On Saturday April 19th, the structure was raised, starting at 9 in the morning and ending at 5 at night. What was once a vacant construction site for 5 months is now a shining beacon of success, taking less than 9 hours to complete.
The 7 benches for the structure will provide seating for many bus goers, as well as a community gathering area for people to converse and interact.
The project will be completed after the terra cotta roof and pavers are to cover the ground. Additional landscaping is on the horizon, but will likely occur next fall.