It's been nearly five months since the Topping Off Ceremony when the steel skeleton of the Winn Science Center was completed. Back then, spectators could only imagine how a building would grow out of the labyrinth of red steel beams. Today, the future is within sight. Since late April, visitors touring the site have seen up-close the spaces that will very soon become cutting-edge classrooms, labs, and workshops.
Here are a few constructions highlights from the spring:
Exterior masonry is a little over half completed.
The main roof has been installed.
The dome has been insulated, decked with plywood, and roofing underlayment installed.
All windows and about half of the curtainwall have been installed.
The three clearstory windows in the Commons have been installed.
Overhead air ducts have been installed.
Lab gases have been installed to lab table locations.
Electrical and plumbing in walls have been completed.
Framing of ceilings is almost complete on the first floor.
Framing of ceilings in Commons and around the clearstory windows was completed.