I'll post these for the amusement of our friends at the Science Museum of Minnesota. But for us, this much snow at the end of February--and we were having 80-degree days recently--is a big deal. We wouldn't fare very well in Minnesota, I guess.
But on to other things. A lot has happened in the two weeks since our last post. These are some photos of the lobby area, where the store used to be. Except for what's overhead, the demolition in that area is more or less complete.
Demolition in the main gallery is complete. Now, the framework for the new walls (or wall surfaces rather) is going up. See the brickwork? That's actually the exterior wall of the building that opened in 1961. When the museum expanded in the late '90s, parts of the building exterior became interior walls.
We have ten full-time employees at the museum. Lately, the project has kept every single one of us very busy. (That's one reason our blog posts have been less frequent.) The September reopening is now seven months away, and there's a lot that has to happen between now and then.
Most of the demolition work for the last two weeks has focused on the lobby area of the museum. Here are some before and after shots of that area.
Back in the gallery, demolition is largely complete. Herring Construction, the subcontractor for our project, has just begun its work. In the three photos that follow, you can see where workers have removed some of the old sisal wallcovering.
From time to time, we'll post info here about what's going-on at the museum.