Friday, August 27, 2010

Where in the World is Ronald Stallings?

We thought we needed people in our photos to gain perspective, so a hard hat man makes an appearance in a few of the photos this week. Here he is standing on what will be balcony seating at the Hippodrome...

Another view of the Hippodrome balcony from the VIP room

And here he is again on what will be the VIP balcony. This is one of two VIP suites that will be fully furnished with a bathroom and dressing room. Not a bad way to catch a show!

I spotted him again in what looks like some hard decision making. That, or they are talking about how they hate hard hat hair (hhh). This is under the balcony of the Hippodrome facing the bar area.

And a close-up of the stairs that lead from the Hippodrome to the screening room above the bar area in the photo above.

Hippodrome stage is starting to take shape...

Second floor of the Taylor Mansion will have seating at the railing level as well as the raised platform to the best views of the stage below.

First floor of the back of the Taylor Mansion looking up to the railing and raised platform in the photo above. Perspective of photo is taken from the stage view.

And finally, drywall is going up at Studio 518!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Week {End}

The week is coming to an end and with that means progress at the construction site. The most obvious change this week is the dome. It's now complete and the scaffolding has come down. Isn't she a beauty?!?

Here is a shot of the back of the Taylor Mansion. The steel beams are in place and the roof is going on next week.
Screening room above The Hippodrome Theatre. There will be a bar with lounge seating.
Screening room projecters that will be used as decoration, they just need a good cleaning!

Stay tuned for next week...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We have a roof!

Wow! What a difference a few weeks make. Things are progressing nicely at all 3 buildings. Studio 518 has a roof, windows, all of it's innards in place. Drywall is next on the list! The Taylor Mansion has tile on the dome, and the back of the Mansion will have a roof on any day. Next up is framing and drywall! The Hippodrome finally has the scaffolding down, the ceiling is complete, the steel is in place, and the stairs are being built as I type!

The dome finally has it's original tiles!

Close-up of the tiled dome

And, we have windows! Courtyard of Studio 518

VIP balconies at The Hippodrome

Steel beams are in place for the balcony at The Hippodrome

Ceiling detail of The Hippodrome

Back of Studio 518

Interior of the back of Taylor Mansion - 3 stories high!

Exterior of Taylor Mansion