Saturday, December 4, 2010
Recent pictures can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/colombierecommunity/ConstructionNov27Dec42010#
The stone wall on the chapel is coming along very nicely, too, as you can see below.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Stone masons are working on the east wall of the Chapel and Courtyard, giving a hint of the handsome artisan work which will greet community members and visitors at the entrance. CLICK HERE for access to albums showing the construction progress.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
This week has brought more bricks and steel to our site. And the utility pipes are being dug in at a great rate as well.
|Steel is being installed for the roof of the north end of the building. |
This will be the living, dining rooms, kitchen and other public and administrative spaces.
|The platform for the bricklayers is working its way up the west side of the residential wing.|
|One of the bricklayers at work.|
Friday, October 8, 2010
The last couple weeks have seen more steel, concrete, indoor framing and plumbing and the north end of the building really starting to take shape.
|Work on the roof of the residential wing began in earnest.|
|The Chapel gets the beginnings of a roof.|
|Steel posts and beams give shape to the common and public areas of the residence.|
|The chapel ceiling beams are lifted into place.|
|A room with a view.|
|Looking north to the chapel.|
|The cement slab is poured for the whole north end of the building in one day.|
|View of the living room and dining room terrace from one of the rooms.|
A lot more pictures from this week at http://picasaweb.google.com/colombierecommunity/Construction8Oct10#
Saturday, September 18, 2010
A stone shooter (below) was used to spread stone on the north end of the building in preparation for pouring the concrete slab.
In the residence wing, the corridor on the first floor is taking shape as the studding for the room and corridor walls goes up.
More pictures from yesterday and today can be seen at Construction17Sept .
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I have been away for a week in California for the Superiors Colloquium at Santa Clara University, with 60 other relatively new superiors. Since mid-June the building is clearly taking shape. The basement of the residential wing is now topped with it's ceiling, which of course is the floor of the first floor. Footings for the rest of the building, which does not have a basement, are being poured so that we can begin to see the shape of what the whole residence will look like.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Our Picasa site
Here you can also see prior pictures.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
After seven weeks of inactivity because of bad weather, we are finally getting important grading done in preparation for laying the foundation of the Residence. The white area is stone dust which has been imported to build up the pad for the foundation. Other pictures, including some of the western work for water control can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/colombierecommunity/Grading570420March#
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
More pictures can be seen HERE
Friday, January 1, 2010
New Year's Day at Colombiere saw our property studded with fence posts, waiting for the chain link to pull them together. All this temporary fencing is to protect the trees (the ones which were not cut down for the new residence) from being damaged during the construction. The fencing will be taken down at the completion of the construction project in early 2011. More pictures from today can be viewed at http://picasaweb.google.com/colombierecommunity/NewYearSDay2010#