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Arts District construction updates

November 8, 2021



Here a construction worker applies the granite curb caulk to the School of Music.


A look at the prefabricated wall panels on the Department of Theatre.

 

November 1, 2021



This is a view of the north-side of the School of Music.

 

October 25, 2021



A great look at the School of Music and the progress being made at the site.

 

October 18, 2021



Here's a good look at the prefabricated wall panels being installed at the Department of Theatre.

 

October 11, 2021



A beautiful view of the Ohio State Oval from the School of Music.

 

October 4, 2021


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A look at the preparation for the proscenium theatre balcony.

 

September 27, 2021


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A beautiful morning at the Arts District construction site.

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Sound Transmission Class (STC) doors have been installed in the Jazz Suite.

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Framing continues in the Recital Hall at the School of Music.

 

September 20, 2021


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This is the beginning stages of the south plaza at the School of Music.

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Here is the lobby ceiling in the School of Music.

 

September 13, 2021


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Wood flooring is placed in the Jazz Suite of the School of Music.

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A wide look at the progress of the Department of Theatre's Proscenium Theatre.

 

September 7, 2021


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A view of the Department of Theatre with the beams fireproofing applied.

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An overview look from the north of the progress to the Department of Theatre.

 

August 27, 2021


Topping Off Ceremony 1
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.

 

Topping Off Ceremony 2
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


Brick progress
Take a look at the brick progress being made on the School of Music.

 

August 13, 2021


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A full range look at the Department of Theatre's steel progress.

 

August 2, 2021


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A great view of the overall construction site.

 

July 26, 2021


July 26 Construction Update 1
Here's a look at the framing of the School of Music ceiling.

 

July 12, 2021


July 12 Construction Update 1
Progress continues to be made on the Department of Theatre steel beams.

 

July 12 Construction Update 2
Progress on the west-side elevation of the Department of Theatre.

 

July 5, 2021


July 5 Construction Update 1
Installation of the metal panels continues on the west-side of the Department of Theatre.

 

June 25, 2021


June 25 Construction Update 1
An overview of the steel and decking progress.

 

June 18, 2021


June 18 Construction Update 1
Installation of the Jazz suite ceiling grids.

 

June 18 Construction Update 2
A look at the steel and decking progress on the Department of Theatre.

 

June 11, 2021


June 11 Construction Update
Aerial view of the Department of Theatre steel progress.

 

June 11 Construction Update 2
Here's an inside look at the Department of Theatre Level 1 lobby.

 

June 4, 2021


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Metal panels being installed on west wall.

 

May 28, 2021


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Continued progress of the School of Music lobby.

 

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A look at the School of Music from the north.

 

May 14, 2021


More groundwork progress on the Department of Theatre
Continued groundwork progress on the Department of Theatre.

 

May 7, 2021


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Underground progress of the Department of Theatre.

 

April 30, 2021


Framing progress on the second floor
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.
View from the southwest corner office on the third floor of the School of Music.

School of Music windows being installed
Windows continue to be installed on the School of Music building.

 

March 21, 2021


Sunrise over the Arts District
A beautiful sunrise over the Arts District.

New floor at the Arts District
Polished concrete floor on the third floor.

 

March 14, 2021


March 14, 2021 Update
Looking north at the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts site. The basement excavation and shoring is underway.

 

March 7, 2021


March 7, 2021 Update
The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts basement work continues with pouring grade beams and footings at the northwest corner.

March 7, 2021 Update
View of the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts site before additional work begins.

 

February 28, 2021


February 28, 2021
Here we are looking south at the site with the School of Music in the background.

February 28, 2021
This is an early look at the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts basement.

 

February 21, 2021


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.

February 6, 2021 Update
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


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This is the third floor looking west towards Hughes Hall.

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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


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The west elevation from the southwest corner.

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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


Windows being Installed
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


Crane Arriving on Site
The base section and stool of the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.

 

Nov. 29, 2020


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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


Knowing the Chill & Heating Water work on the northside was going to limit material movement we stocked the upper floors ahead of time.
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


Looking North in the Lobby of the School of Music. On the right is the Music Ensemble Rehearsal Room.
Here's a look at the lobby of the School of Music. On the right is the music ensemble rehearsal room.

East Side of Recital Hall Showing the Brick Veneer Progressing.
Progress in the recital hall showing the brick veneer.
 

Sept. 20, 2020


The Rock Chucker is seen Backed in to the Recital Hall with it’s Tele-Belt Broadcasting Pea-Gravel into the Underground Duct Excavation.
View of the interior of the recital hall.

The Music Ensemble Rehearsal Room Sub-Grade is Being Brought to Elevation with #57 Stone.
View of the music ensemble rehearsal room.
 

Sept. 13, 2020


Job-Wide 9/11 Commemoration
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


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Masons laying concrete units that will support the brick veneer. Framing, sheathing, air/vapor barriers are also installed.

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Ensemble rehearsal room with the fireproofing being applied.

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