Monday, July 6, 2009

The Construction Phase Begins

Another milestone has been reached in the Cowell Smokestack Demolition and Restoration Project. With demolition complete, we are on to the construction phase! So what are we building? This phase will entail the following:
  • Building of the Smokestack memorial. This will include a concrete floor and walkway, a concrete "cap" around the ring of the monument to give it a smooth finish, and the memorial plaque pedestal. The pedestal will be concrete but lined with bricks salvaged from the demolition giving it an authentic feel.
  • Replacement of the sidewalks around the memorial that were damaged in the demolition phase.
  • New and rerouted irrigation lines to accommodate the coming landscape restoration.
This phase will take the next few weeks to complete. After that we'll be looking towards the new landscape plan.

Starting tomorrow, we'll share pictures and stories submitted by YOU! So please tune in!

As a reminder, please see our note in the in the Urgent News section to the right for celebration planning assistance. When the project is complete, we will be holding a celebration and dedication ceremony. If you're interested in helping, please let us know.

Mark Weinmann, Cowell Smokestack Project Manager, CHOA


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