Just before the school closes for the summer break, we've got pictures fresh from the camera of our facilities manager, Bob Giannone. The builders have finished the brick facade, windows are being installed, and a front entrance is taking shape.As we've noted before, this front entrance is actually at the rear of the building, if you're looking at the structure from Davisville road.
From street side of the building, we've just finished the support columns for the walk-in gate that sits to the left of the branch. There will be a wrought iron fence that wraps the property, with a drive-in gate just to the left of these pillars.
With the outside of the building coming rapidly together, planning for the interior of building has become a priority. Before the branch opens, we'll be introducing 34 pianos and a harpsichord to the space. Heading up this endeavor is Art Jones, our piano technician. Yesterday, he and Jenkintown Branch Director Marsha Hogan visited the Willow Grove site to get a jump on piano planning.Here, they're viewing the layout of the second and third floor studios to figure out what goes where.
The School's summer break starts today and ends August 16. But while the School may be closed for a week, work on the Willow Grove Branch will continue unabated. For more photos, including the beginnings of the recital hall patio and cranes delivering drywall to the third floor, check out the School's Facebook page.