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frebieAdministrator
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Reged: 04/29/08

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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845066 - 10/05/11 11:51 AM Attachment (34 downloads)

Elevator shaft coming up through the second floor. The temporary railing in front of the shaft is to keep people from falling down into the future location of the stairs. They will end even with the front of the elevator shaft, which opens to the left in the image. The temporary 8" x 8” wood columns holding up the central beam will go, replaced by a few smaller steel columns. There was a wall at one time in the past where the center beam is located, as our new location was once two stores wide. The sprinkler pipes are too low and will be raised to the level of the new beams.

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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845069 - 10/05/11 11:54 AM Attachment (28 downloads)

From the back of the showroom, looking towards the offices at the front. The pile of wood is what is left of the roof we replaced. A lot of it will be repurposed to provide trim in the building. Michael in the background, along with Nathan, our GC.

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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845073 - 10/05/11 11:55 AM Attachment (33 downloads)

From the front, looking towards the back of the showroom. Note that the third temporary support column from the left doesn’t even reach the center beam. I wonder if this is an example of what happens when you “measure once, cut twice” instead of “measure twice, cut once.”

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hfjacinto
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845248 - 10/05/11 01:49 PM

Looks great Fred, I might need to stop by OK next time I go to the west coast.

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csa/montana
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845310 - 10/05/11 02:15 PM

Quote:

From the front, looking towards the back of the showroom. Note that the third temporary support column from the left doesn’t even reach the center beam. I wonder if this is an example of what happens when you “measure once, cut twice” instead of “measure twice, cut once.”




Now, that looks like I measured it.

What a wonderful job of remodeling you guys are doing; it's so nice to see an old building reborn!


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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845362 - 10/05/11 02:36 PM

*looking at the big pile of wood* ...I thought you guys said to measure once and cut twice!?!?

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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: Wes James]
      #4845609 - 10/05/11 04:45 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

If you go back a few images, there is a side view of the elevator shaft showing the start of the stairs that wrap around the shaft. This image shows where the stairs will pass behind the elevator shaft after they make the first turn to go upstairs. Now, just imagine being on the first landing and looking up and seeing a fully-mounted 7” Questar above you at the top of the stairwell as your introduction to the Astronomics showroom. That should make some visitors happy.

The stairs look narrow, but they are actually fairly wide, as that skylight visible at the top of the image is close to 30’ above this ground floor vantage point.


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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845615 - 10/05/11 04:47 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Second floor, with the side of the elevator shaft to the right and the corridor to my office beside it. Michael’s office and conference area for manufacturer’s visits to the left. Some of the advertising signs we discovered under the plaster are visible in my office. We’re keeping those.

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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845622 - 10/05/11 04:49 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

The advertising on my office wall. We’ll clean off the dust to brighten it up when construction is over and remove the temporary wood columns so it is fully visible.

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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845681 - 10/05/11 05:23 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Looks like y'all almost ready for framing inspection.


Aah....a sneak preview of the new AT 200 ED f/15?


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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: Jim7728]
      #4845703 - 10/05/11 05:37 PM

Dang! I knew we should have moved that prototype before taking the picture.

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Wes James
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: frebie]
      #4845780 - 10/05/11 06:26 PM

Very nice that you're saving the advertising on the wall... it's historical- and irreplaceable.
Thanks for respecting it.
Wes


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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: Wes James]
      #4846055 - 10/05/11 09:07 PM

What is crazy is the shape it was in under the 1/2 inch of cement/plaster on the walls.

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Reged: 04/14/05

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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: Astronomics]
      #4847914 - 10/06/11 08:47 PM

We here in Boston (the known center of the universe) are still trying to figure out where this place called Oklahoma is...is it part of the USA...Oh wait...yes, it is probably part of the unknown territories between Boston and San Jose, California...so fascinating to discover that people actually live there...how quaint! We always knew there was something under the plane before we reached the West Coast.

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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: Jeff55]
      #4848433 - 10/07/11 06:09 AM

Quote:

We here in Boston (the known center of the universe) are still trying to figure out where this place called Oklahoma is...is it part of the USA...Oh wait...yes, it is probably part of the unknown territories between Boston and San Jose, California...so fascinating to discover that people actually live there...how quaint! We always knew there was something under the plane before we reached the West Coast.




no, nothing here, stay in Boston
this is just a fake building, like the walk on the Moon
we all live in sod huts
and dream of civilization-like Boston

edj

Edited by edwincjones (10/07/11 06:14 AM)


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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: edwincjones]
      #4863419 - 10/16/11 12:11 AM

I'm hoping to come see the finished product, you guys are doing quite the job.

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Jim7728
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: rboe]
      #4863793 - 10/16/11 08:50 AM

Are we done yet?


Need photo update.


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Loc: Oklahoma!
Re: New Astronomics building progress photos new [Re: Jeff55]
      #4863912 - 10/16/11 10:29 AM

Quote:

We here in Boston (the known center of the universe) are still trying to figure out where this place called Oklahoma is...is it part of the USA...Oh wait...yes, it is probably part of the unknown territories between Boston and San Jose, California...so fascinating to discover that people actually live there...how quaint! We always knew there was something under the plane before we reached the West Coast.




Some of us here have even upgraded to electricity and indoor plumbing!


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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos [Re: okieav8r]
      #4876226 - 10/23/11 04:54 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

The second floor exterior, taken from the roof of the one-story office east of us. A lot of pointing and tucking of the brickwork to be done. Luckily there's a two story building west of us, so we don't have to worry about attending to the mortar between every brick on that side.

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frebieAdministrator
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Re: New Astronomics building progress photos [Re: frebie]
      #4876229 - 10/23/11 04:56 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

The rear of the garage area of our new location, showing the two loading doors where you can pick up your scope when you come to visit. The smaller rusty doors will be replaced. Our fork lift for unloading shipping pallets is visible inside the near door.

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