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#26 NoDarkSkies

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 03:41 PM

Bummer on the Snow.

I wish the rest of the USA and the World would relearn about astronomy and what dark skies are all about.

I was talking about this with my nephew and they only learn about constellation names in elementary and then nothing is Jr. High and nothing in High School.

One of them said that because we cannot see the stars at night what is the point about learning about them.

I would love to take them here when it opens up

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 05:32 PM

Bummer on the Snow.

I wish the rest of the USA and the World would relearn about astronomy and what dark skies are all about.

I was talking about this with my nephew and they only learn about constellation names in elementary and then nothing is Jr. High and nothing in High School.

One of them said that because we cannot see the stars at night what is the point about learning about them.

I would love to take them here when it opens up

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Hope you see you and your family after we open. You have 2 1/2 to 3 years to plan!

 

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 11:17 AM

Construction started up again mid last week. This is from this morning, pre-sunrise and before the crew arrived.

 

Noting special as far as progress goes, but I thought the picture was cool.

 

 

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 11:47 PM

Love the last two photos. I figure snow has been planned into the time-line (It IS Flagstaff after all), so I don't imagine it's causing too many people to stress about delays. We might as well enjoy the pretty pictures.


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 11:05 AM

From yesterday afternoon. With permission, I have quoted our project manager, Dave Sawyer, below on the progress with his picture. His comment on the steel rebar is true!

 

Dave will be providing more images for me to post as the construction continues.

 

Dave Sawyer reports:

   "Things are back in full swing at the ADC site following the one-week snow delay. The concrete contractor has completed about 2/3 of the footings for the building and expects to be 100% complete in another week. The attached photo "ADC Elevator Pit" shows the crew pouring the footing for the elevator shaft along with a footing for a large steel support column visible behind the elevator pit. As you might imagine from this photo, the ADC footings have pretty much depleted the stock of steel rebar in the Flagstaff area. Once the footings are complete work will begin on the masonry block for the elevator shaft and building stem walls."

 

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:35 AM

Masonry has started. The ADC begins to rise from the soil.

 

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Posted 08 February 2022 - 07:21 PM

Some new pics. One each on three posts.

 

Footing for the "Dwarf Planet" outdoor patio.

 

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Posted 08 February 2022 - 07:23 PM

Next up:

 

Masonry for the elevator

 

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Posted 08 February 2022 - 07:25 PM

Last one of this series:

 

Stem walls for childrens' gallery

 

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 09:07 AM

Masonry in full swing after a couple of snow storms that slowed us down for a couple of weeks. This is the N/NE retaining wall. Plumbing and electrical plans have been approved and we are now taking bids.

 

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 09:25 AM

Very cool.  Looking forward to this.  This should be an awesome facility.  Kudos to all up at Lowell.


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Posted 18 March 2022 - 10:08 PM

Masonry in full swing after a couple of snow storms that slowed us down for a couple of weeks. This is the N/NE retaining wall. Plumbing and electrical plans have been approved and we are now taking bids.

One dollar!

 

Wait - this isn't The Price is Right?  Nevermind.

 

(Sorry.  I couldn't resist. )


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Posted 18 March 2022 - 10:17 PM

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 09:29 AM

The rear retaining wall is well on it's way to the 18' height to where the 2nd floor begins. It will be underground all the way to the 2nd floor. The space between the rear side of the wall and the reinforced excavation wall will be filled with geofoam which provides insulation and moisture prevention benefits to the buried wall.

 

There are two pics taken from the same position, to get an idea of the build, one on this post which shows the portion closest to me and the second showing the rest of the wall curving away.

 

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 09:30 AM

The rest of the wall off to the west.

 

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Posted 27 March 2022 - 11:18 AM

Another from the roof top camera this morning that shows almost the entire rear wall.

 

 

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Posted 14 April 2022 - 09:28 AM

About 8:50 PM last night. A nice moonlit view of the progress.

 

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Posted 16 April 2022 - 08:27 AM

Here's a ground level view from Friday 4/14 taken by Dave, our project manager. I also include his description of what you are seeing.

 

"The exterior walls of the ADC have reached the second floor level along the north end of the building. The masons will stop there for the most part to allow the plumbing and electrical subcontractors to install the under slab utilities, starting next week. However, the masons will be able continue upward on the Universe Theater wall as that will not interfere with the utility work. In the attached photo, the scaffold lift structure gives some sense of how far they have to go! The darker block on the lower portion of the wall is the underground portion and the tiered levels of dark block follow the sloping grade along the west side of the building."

 

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Posted 22 April 2022 - 11:17 AM

I like that last picture - it really helps give an idea of the scale of the building in a way you don't get from the drawings.

 

 


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Posted 23 April 2022 - 08:37 AM

From this morning. The wall gets taller.

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2022 - 07:51 AM

This morning's update from our project manager, Dave:

 

"The exterior wall of the Universe Theater has reached the height of its ceiling beams (also the floor of the Skylight Terrace) as seen in the attached photo "ADC 5.5.22". Another 5 or 6 foot course of block will reach the top of the wall. Masonry work is now moving to the gallery walls on the west side of the building. The under slab plumbing is also well underway - some of the white drain pipes are visible in the photo - and is expected to be complete this week."

 

You can also see the 1st floor dual elevator shaft walls with an access door, center right.

 

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Posted 22 May 2022 - 10:06 AM

It's starting to look like a building. Elevator shaft is at the top of the second floor. One more floor to go.

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 09:15 PM

Here's a two-frame panorama taken from just off the right edge of the photo shown in post #45. I believe this vantage point (the top of the stairs leading into the Titan Monitor dome) is just about in line with the front entrance to the building as shown in post #26.
 
  I grabbed the images when I walked over to see how much smoke was coming from the fire on Mars Hill(!) last Tuesday. It's a very large building.

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 05:54 PM

Here's a two-frame panorama taken from just off the right edge of the photo shown in post #45. I believe this vantage point (the top of the stairs leading into the Titan Monitor dome) is just about in line with the front entrance to the building as shown in post #26.
 
  I grabbed the images when I walked over to see how much smoke was coming from the fire on Mars Hill(!) last Tuesday. It's a very large building.

Thanks, Mike. Nice perspective!



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Posted 08 July 2022 - 10:24 AM

It's been a while since I've put up an update. There will be several posts to fit the images.

 

This from Dave Sawyer, our ADC Project Manager:

 

"A significant milestone was reached as the final construction drawings were delivered last week and submitted to the City for final review and permitting. Since then, activities at the ADC site have really picked up - see attached photos. The electricians are busy installing the under slab conduits, the lightning protection ground ring was installed around the perimeter of the building, the masons are topping out on the north walls, scaffolding is coming down in preparation for pouring floor slabs, and the yard is starting to fill up with steel beams."

 

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More to follow...


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