The Elaine Wolf Theatre Construction Update – Week of June 20, 2011
Well, we never found the storm sewer, but excavations did reveal an “ancient” parking lot nine feet underground! We believe it to be the remains of the parking lot that existed before the Shwayder Theatre was built.
Last week we finished drilling and installing the caissons in preparation for the foundation.
Planned work this week includes excavation for foundation walls and ramps, forming foundation walls and setting reinforcing steel as well as pouring the foundation and (if all goes as planned) foundation inspection.
GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION:
We are delighted to announce that we have received a significant gift from Elaine Wolf for a major renovation of our mainstage theatre space. The renovation will include a new balcony, accessible aisle, new stage, new electronic marquee, new lobby, new lighting and sound equipment and much more. This summer we are working to complete all exterior elements of the project while the weather is warm. Interior work will begin in August, once our summer program is completed. A reminder that we are open for business during the entire construction period!!
We apologize in advance for our mess and any disruption this will cause (noise, parking, dust, etc). Sometime in early 2012, we will proudly unveil the new state-of-the-art Elaine Wolf Theatre.