Expansion Project – July/August 2004
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Unexpectedly, as workers prepared to demolish the end wall in our current newspaper and magazine section in order to connect the two-story addition to the older structure, they found that the roof needed shoring up. Scaffolds will remain in place through February, encroaching a bit on the ambiance of the reading area.
Steel girders are put in place on the southwest corner of the building.
Another view of the Godfrey Place side. The first floor of the two-story addition will house a new Children’s Library and the Wilton History Room, two large meeting rooms and offices will fill the second floor.
A view of the wall outside the magazine and newspaper reading area – note the horizontal black box mid-way up the temporary wall – it’s actually a bank of lights that used to illuminate the last row of biographies.
The way is cleared for a link between the old and the new once the new foundation is backfilled.
The connection on the southern side of the building begins to take shape.
Our drive-up window (where you’ll be able to pick up reserved books, videos, CDs and DVDs as well as return them!) evolves.
Topping Out! February 11, 2005: First Selectman Paul Hannah signs the beam.
Signed also by staff, trustees and the construction crew, the front entrance beam is installed complete with flag and tree.
Another view…(this photo courtesy of Alex vonKleydorff)