A Photoblog of the New Building Construction

Follow the construction of the new building as it happens.


The Latest Photos

Oct 16, 2017: They are starting to take the preload off, about three weeks earlier than expected.

Previous Photos

July 4, 2017: City Council approves the proposed new building. Council Chambers packed for vote.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Jones.

July 5, 2017: The construction site before the digging starts.

July 18, 2017: Sod Turning Ceremony

July 18, 2017: The Site Office Arrives

July 20, 2017: We Have a Fence Around the Site!

Aug 1, 2017: Surveying the site.

Aug 21, 2017: The first excavator arrives.
Unloading the excavator.
Unloading the excavator's compactor attachment.

Aug 28, 2017: The work begins!
7:30 am: The first section of top soil is scraped off. 8:30 am: More top soil coming off, creating an access road for the trucks.
11:30 am: The access road has been scraped. A second excavator and a bulldozer have arrived.
11:40 am: The first gravel truck arrives.
11:45 am: Dumping gravel on the access road.
5:00 pm: Looks like about 1/4 of the top soil is gone. A great day of work!

Aug 29, 2017
11:00 am: Going even faster today. Both excavators hard at work. 5:00 pm: Not much top soil left now.

Aug 30, 2017
10:00 am: All the top soil is gone.
3:00 pm: Digging holes for the footings. 5:00 pm: The hole for the footing at the northwest corner of the Ice Shed.

Aug 31, 2017
11:30 am: Digging a trench for the footings at the north end. 6:00 pm: Almost finished digging at the north end.

Sept 1, 2017
10:30 am: Lots going on today. 11:00 am: Two excavators digging & a smaller one compacting the gravel.

6:00 pm: Lots of holes for footings. More digging still to come.

Sept 2, 2017: The footing trenches for the north and west walls.

Sept 5, 2017
11:30 am: More trench digging on a smokey day. Looks like the trenches for the west half are almost done. 6:00 pm: Most of the interior trenches are finished now. Then they have to dig two trenches for the east walls.

Sept 6, 2017
11:00 am: Digging more trenches on another smokey day. 3:30 pm: One more trench to go for the east wall. Then three more holes and the elevator pit.

Sept 7, 2017
12:30 am: Digging the last trench on the east side and starting to pile up the preload in the northwest corner. 6:00 pm: More preload piling up in the northwest corner (back right).

Sept 8, 2017: Lots and lots of preload gravel. And a lot more to come.

Sept 10, 2017: They were hauling preload all day long on Saturday.

Sept 11, 2017: The pile is getting higher.

Sept 13, 2017: And higher.

Sept 16, 2017: And even higher. Most of the preload has arrived, just a little more needed at the northeast corner.

Sept 18, 2017: All the preload has arrived. Now it sits, settling for up to eight weeks.