INVISIBLE DETAILS UNDERFOOT AND RIGHT THERE
Earlier posts outline the engineering. The photograph above details the subgrade that was re-established for irrigation (note ditch alongside walkway), loam and sod. The photo also emphasizes the lengthy short wall on the right which was removed for access during construction. “The excavation was deep enough that the angle of repose was into the old wall.” The wall in the photo is rebuilt.
Spacing and symmetry were important design considerations for Stacy Boulevard construction. The old benches were surveyed. Most were returned relative to where they were sited before the build out. The memorial benches on the boulevard are full. This one shows a tribute to Al Swelka.
Photos Nov-Dec 2016. Video caption: Stacy Boulevard construction minute – stroll before January, and sod. Upcoming posts in this Stacy Boulevard series include: disasters, the cultural landscape, and Blynman.
Part 4 – Gloucester’s majestic public works construction stats: bringing the plans to life
Part 3- Gloucester’s boulevard public works construction Part 3: compare high res plans from 1922 and 1923 with today
Part 2: Boulevard Public Works stunner | Gloucester is an early client for the Harvard and Olmsted trained landscape designer, Thomas Warren Sears. His 1908 photos are a must see!
STACY BOULEVARD NEARING THE FINISH LINE Part 1 – Walk this way: Gloucester’s stately Stacy Boulevard public works project is breathtaking and one for the ages!
September 12 2016- Stacy Boulevard construction update: historic Blynman the Cut Bridge project scope plans and engineering details
August 2016 Stacy Boulevard construction details. Gloucester DPW is impressive
December 2015 – Preparing for the Winter months
The Pool has Landed on Beauport Hotel’s Roof.
Roof Top Swimming, What a great amenity.
The ledge has been prepared to be blasted away. Click to Watch the BLAST
Workers take a deserved break, from painting on Waterproofing Material.
Construction continues on the Rockport Breakwater and, after watching this guy do his work, you have to assume that he picked the short straw.
Yikes! That is not a job I would want in January…or anytime really.
Great job, my friend!
There’s a lot of construction going on along Nugent Stretch from Gloucester along into Rockport these days.
Meet my hero! I love this guy! If you need some work done on your house you’d be crazy to not call Matt Gardner. Last year I saw a small platform deck on the sweetest little house in Nantucket and I took one distant photo from the end of the home owners’ long driveway.
With that photo and lots of babbling about what I love….and I what I really don’t like, Matt Gardner saw my vision (even when I wasn’t completely sure I could see it) and created what I consider a true work of art! I am so smitten with our new deck I can’t even stand it! Not only is he completely skilled, but he was patient, honest and reliable…which made working with him really wonderful.
This one is different than the Gloucester Engineering one from
Thanks to On Site Studios’ Jay Groccia for sending it along.
You haven’t seen anything this cool video-wise in Gloucester in 2013. Guaranteed,
Jay Groccia From www.OnSiteStudios.com Produced This-
Last fall, we noticed that one of the chimneys on the office building of Holy Family Parish was tilting dangerously. We called up Aiello Chimney Sweep and Repair, and they took the top part of the chimney down to keep it from falling in a winter storm. Rebuilding had to wait until this summer.
It was interesting to watch Korey Avallon and his helpers tear down more of the chimney and build it back up to the original appearance. I took a series of photos to document the job. At the end, it looks as if it had never been tilting or taken down at all! Here are some highlights. A full series of 13 photos can be seen here.
Slideshow of 13 photos here.
Back at the end of April, I posted about the demolition of the McDonald’s on Maplewood Ave., in preparation for a complete rebuilding. This is the photo I posted at the time.
I took another photo at the end of May. The old building is completely gone, and the new one is coming up:
That was quick! I hope they are back up and in business soon.
Just wanted to update everyone that we had a great day on Monday at Art Haven’s new space, finishing building out some walls, getting the art materials thrift store cleaned out, and Sal Russo coming through HUGE by finishing repointing the back wall of our function room!
Here’s the awesome crew from Chris Fogarty Carpentry who generously volunteered their time to put up most of the walls in the space:
And the RAYS kids helping to get the thrift store ready!
And even a couple of the TAG kids stopping by to check out the awesome new space they’ll get to use! (Can you tell their excited?)
I think it was here on Maplewood Ave. the day before yesterday...
Someone told me that they are going to rebuild, because the building was old and needed a complete renovation. Kind of startling, though, to drive down the road and see this sight instead of the nice little Micky D’s that was there so recently! Anybody know for sure if/when they will reopen? When I will be able to get my yummy McDonald’s apple pies again?