Burke Hall and the Denison Museum will remain open during construction. Signage is in place to direct visitors to the College Street entrances. College Street will be closed until the next community event.
The sidewalk on the north side of Broadway will remain closed throughout the project. Please use the walk on the south side of West Broadway. To enable the public to view the construction progress, a section of the fence screening along the east end of the southern construction fence has been removed.
The scaffolding around the perimeter of the stage house and audience chamber has been removed to reveal the stage house siding. The siding will be painted as the weather improves. We have begun construction of the decorative cornice on the top of the walls of the dance studio (north side of the building) and will continue to the entrance lobby (east side of the building).
The structural steel, roof deck, and parapet wood blocking is complete over the dance studio, entrance lobby, and audience chamber. We will commence roofing the dance studio on Monday, March 5th, and will continue the roofing operations over the main lobby and the audience chamber.
The exterior framing, dense-glass, and plywood sheathing (the first layer of the exterior skin) is complete around the dance studio (northernmost end near College Street). The second floor masonry that supports the roof south of the stage house, or as we call it the education wing, is approaching completion.
The mechanical infrastructure in the basement is ready to branch-out through the building as the facility is constructed. The installation and testing of the extensive electrical equipment and infrastructure in the basement continues.
Almost 5.5″ of precipitation in February has made working outside quite challenging. However, we have persevered. A typical day last month consisted of thirty to forty people working on the project. This number will increase as the facility is enclosed.