We're glad the floor scrapers, concrete saws and jackhammers aren't needed anymore, it's a lot quieter around the museum. Lately, the work has been mainly plumbing and power distribution. Kind of like this:
We (museum staff) may think it's bad, but the people hammering into the foundation, penetrating brick walls, removing mortar beneath flagstone, and scraping floor tiles off the slab must think it's that much worse. If wars were fought with jackhammers, that's what part of the museum sounds like lately.
It was a very noisy day. The demo guys were peeling up the flooring from the foundation. Looked like very intense work.
One section of the flooring is black flagstone. It's one of the few finishes that has survived (or a portion of it at least) since 1959. But now the slate is going, too.
Yesterday it was dead squirrels, and today, vagabonds. You must be wary of these people. They may be crazed flagstone addicts.
From time to time, we'll post info here about what's going-on at the museum.