Friday, April 3, 2015

It's Alive!

I have some good news about something you weren't even worried about.
The sycamore tree got a little stressed with everyone in his space.
Suckers on the lower branches are not a good sign.  I watched this tree all winter.
On Monday I thought I saw buds.  Today I was sure. 
An arborist told me that once we saw buds, we'd know the tree was ok.  Relief is spelled B-U-D-S!
You've probably noticed the abundance of artsy Moroni pictures...
I have actually been looking for green against the gold.
While waiting for the sun to appear over the mountains this morning, I watched these guys work.
They have a motorized wheelbarrow.
This guy fills it with cement.
Then he quickly drives the cement to the work area.  He's standing on the back, not sitting.
He dumps the concrete.
These guys work so fast that they are finished before the wheelbarrow-guy returns.
Later I watched them put in the slab for the bus stop.
Ultimately that sidewalk will reach this far.
I will use this as soon as it's ready. 
This open doorway at the northeast tower caught my eye.
I peeked in.  I am totally in favor of sheetrock.  And paint.  And lights.
The doorway on the northwest tower has some wood, too.
I watched men work at the southwest tower for a minute.
I turned away to take a few pictures, and when I looked back, there was a jamb!
I saw a little progress on the east side stairs.
Later I saw a ladder working with this man.
They are preparing the opening for the last gable window.
This was noisy work, too.
The north side was much more peaceful. 
I'm watching for stairs to be poured here soon. 
Our friend Brian Olson says the north side will look like this.
We can be patient.
I was asked why the fence is painted black.
The segments of the fence are welded into place.
Welding doesn't come in white.
And besides, black looks nice.
Leg extensions helped me out in the post office lot.
This allowed a better view of the pavilion.
Fence posts have been installed around the south planter.
I got a another perspective from Second South. 
The pavilion is being primed.  When the ladders decide to cooperate, the men will paint under the eaves.
I saw a truckload of trees waiting to be unloaded.
More trees are waiting to be planted. 
The south entrance area is still bedlam.
I thought if I stared for awhile I'd figure it out.
Maybe next week.
In the meantime, I totally understand the new beehives.
They are stunning.
I'm still working on the best way to photograph them.
Maybe simple is best.
This simple wire marks the spot for a bollard, a moveable post. 
Generally, simple is not the going word at the site right now.
It won't be long before it is.


dubblebubblechewchief said...

I have a question for you. Do you know if the tower spiral staircases extend to the basement? Or do they end at ground level?

Also, today I went down into the Nuskin garage and from there I could see them putting sandstone up on the stairs just south of the temple. You might want to snap some pics of that next time you're down there!

Thank you for this great blog. I check it every day!

Julie Markham said...

Thanks for ahd kind words and the tip! I'll go down into Nu Skin's garage next week for sure. I have pictures somewhere in the posts of the foundations for all of the towers. The towers each rest at ground level. There might be something underneath, but it's not stairs.

Brian said...

There is storage space under each of the 4 stairs, but the stairs terminate at ground level. This forces you out the door during emergencies.

Easy_Going_Dad said...

I have noticed looking at the construction cam that many of the Victorian lamp posts are illuminated at night now. They give off a soft white color that nicely bathes the site in bright natural looking light. Also the planter walls in the west lot have foot lighting that illuminates the paths in a warm colored dim light.

Julie Markham said...

I've been watching this, too. First it was the north lot, then the west, and last night the south lot was lit up. I have been wondering if any pictures I might take would be more interesting than what we can see from the cam.