There's been a great deal of progress on the Willow Grove Branch in the last 30 days. A quick perusal of the September photo album on our Facebook page shows all the changes inside and out. For instance, 30 days ago, we didn't have much of a parking lot. Now, we not only have a beautifully paved lot, we have landscaping!
Incidentally, if you ever wanted to know how to plant an entire lot full of trees quickly, here's a hint: Mechanical Assistance.
An auger attached to a Bobcat will make quick work of just about any landscaping project.
Inside the building, contractors are working on multiple fronts. Although the plumbing isn't quite in place yet, we do have counter tops in the bathrooms.
This next picture represents just how plans can change from the architectural drawings to the finished product. This stairwell between the first and second floors originally was envisioned as an open air space (with railings, of course), but once the stairs were in place, we discovered that fire codes required that it be completely enclosed by a wall and a door. Thus, a wall was built and a glass vestibule was designed to keep things up to code while still maintaining an attractive open-looking space.
Finally, work has begun on the actual stage (the Monroe Levin & Cameron McGraw Stage, to be specific). Looks pretty sturdy, doesn't it? It won't be too long, and we'll have a few dozen choir kids, a grand piano, and some dancers on hand to test it out.
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