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Arts District construction updates
October 4, 2021
A look at the preparation for the proscenium theatre balcony.
September 27, 2021
A beautiful morning at the Arts District construction site.
Sound Transmission Class (STC) doors have been installed in the Jazz Suite.
Framing continues in the Recital Hall at the School of Music.
September 20, 2021
This is the beginning stages of the south plaza at the School of Music.
Here is the lobby ceiling in the School of Music.
September 13, 2021
Wood flooring is placed in the Jazz Suite of the School of Music.
A wide look at the progress of the Department of Theatre's Proscenium Theatre.
September 7, 2021
A view of the Department of Theatre with the beams fireproofing applied.
An overview look from the north of the progress to the Department of Theatre.
August 27, 2021
On Thursday, August 26, the "Topping Out" beam ceremony was held at the Department of Theatre. As part of the ceremony, Ohio State faculty and staff throughout the College of Arts and Sciences were asked to sign the beam before it was set in place.
Construction crew members complete the "Topping Out" ceremony by placing the beam atop the site at the Department of Theatre.
Here's a west-side view of the Department of Theatre and School of Music.
August 20, 2021
Take a look at the brick progress being made on the School of Music.
August 13, 2021
A full range look at the Department of Theatre's steel progress.
August 2, 2021
A great view of the overall construction site.
July 26, 2021
Here's a look at the framing of the School of Music ceiling.
July 12, 2021
Progress continues to be made on the Department of Theatre steel beams.
Progress on the west-side elevation of the Department of Theatre.
July 5, 2021
Installation of the metal panels continues on the west-side of the Department of Theatre.
June 25, 2021
An overview of the steel and decking progress.
June 18, 2021
Installation of the Jazz suite ceiling grids.
A look at the steel and decking progress on the Department of Theatre.
June 11, 2021
Aerial view of the Department of Theatre steel progress.
Here's an inside look at the Department of Theatre Level 1 lobby.
June 4, 2021
Metal panels being installed on west wall.
May 28, 2021
Continued progress of the School of Music lobby.
A look at the School of Music from the north.
May 14, 2021
Continued groundwork progress on the Department of Theatre.
May 7, 2021
Underground progress of the Department of Theatre.
April 30, 2021
Door framing on the second floor of the School of Music.
April 18, 2021
View from the southwest corner office on the third floor of the School of Music.
Windows continue to be installed on the School of Music building.
March 21, 2021
A beautiful sunrise over the Arts District.
Polished concrete floor on the third floor.
March 14, 2021
Looking north at the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts site. The basement excavation and shoring is underway.
March 7, 2021
The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts basement work continues with pouring grade beams and footings at the northwest corner.
View of the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts site before additional work begins.
February 28, 2021
Here we are looking south at the site with the School of Music in the background.
This is an early look at the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts basement.
February 21, 2021
Here's the winter conditions the site experienced during the week.
February 6, 2021
This is the south elevation of Weigel Hall.
Looking north in the piano repair room.
Jan. 30, 2021
The Art’s District site with the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts basement work in the foreground and the School of Music in the background.
School of Music ensemble rehearsal room.
Jan. 23, 2021
The fifth floor at the west side with glass, drywall and roof detailing making progress.
View looking north in the School of Music lobby.
Jan. 16, 2021
This is the third floor looking west towards Hughes Hall.
The Jazz Suite is prepared for slab installation. The black bands are pour stops to segregate the slabs. The pucks allow vertical adjustment.
Jan. 2, 2021
From the corner of College Road and Annie & John Glenn Avenue.
The south elevation of Weigel Hall with the scaffold staged.
Dec. 27, 2020
The west elevation from the southwest corner.
Basement excavation has started at the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts building. Here you can see the shore piles and shoring continuing.
Dec. 20, 2020
Progress is made on the installation of the front glass.
Dec. 13, 2020
Here is the west side of the second and third floor. The brick at top has just been cleaned and the frames are in place to support the metal panels.
Dec. 6, 2020
The base section and stool of the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.
Nov. 29, 2020
Framing, curtainwall, storefront and brick veneer can all be seen in this photo.
Nov. 15, 2020
On the right is the School of Music. To the left is Arps Hall and in the background at the center is Wexner Center for the Arts.
This is the third floor looking south. Part of the window frames are being readied for installation.
Nov. 8, 2020
This is the fourth floor roof with insulation panels being readied for installation.
This is the fourth floor roof over the Recital Hall.
Nov. 1, 2020
This view shows the south west elevation with many activities underway.
Oct. 18, 2020
An early morning view of the west side of the School of Music.
Oct. 11, 2020
Looking west towards Hughes Hall and the Oval.
Oct. 4, 2020
The upper floors were stocked with materials to improve efficiency.
Work continues in the Recital Hall. This is the distribution manifold at the stage area.
This is showing the stairs connecting Weigel Hall to the new building.
Sept. 27, 2020
Here's a look at the lobby of the School of Music. On the right is the music ensemble rehearsal room.
Progress in the recital hall showing the brick veneer.
Sept. 20, 2020
View of the interior of the recital hall.
View of the music ensemble rehearsal room.
Sept. 13, 2020
Job-wide 9/11 commemoration. The crew spent five minutes recalling the events of September 11, 2001 followed by a minute of silence.
Sept. 6, 2020
Masons laying concrete units that will support the brick veneer. Framing, sheathing, air/vapor barriers are also installed.
Ensemble rehearsal room with the fireproofing being applied.