For weeks, construction has been racing ahead, unfortunately too often behind those ugly temporary windows. Finally, the window factory has caught up, and most windows on the third and fourth floors are in, which means we can show the lofts under construction behind them.
Wonder what it’s going to be like when we’re done? So do we! We took construction photos of two actual 3rd floor units: 1) Brooklyn I (top) and 2) Manhattan I (bottom). The ceiling, spiral stairs, and window (including the view) are real.
January 4, 2017, we’re opening a temporary Leasing Office in a trailer on-site. We anticipate the first lofts will be occupied in March of this year. How is that possible? Well, behind those temporary windows there’s a LOT going on!
Every year in the wee hours of the night, Santa will be able to see, right up on the roof, the infrastructure for the extraordinary green systems that support Roebling Lofts. In particular, the solar panels,
Construction reached another major milestone last week, when the first actual window was installed. This is the start of a 5-week process. These are massive, ultra high performance windows, and are very heavy. I had the pleasure of watching a very professional crew work through installing the very first one.
Construction is continuing at a rapid pace. Finish work on the third and fourth floors is blazing along behind temporary windows, with sound insulation and sheet rock going into most units. Framing on the second floor is just a month or so behind.
Finishing work on 3rd and 4th floor units is moving along very quickly, and if you look closely, you can see the quality of construction methods and materials. Most units on those floors are completely framed-out with stairs installed. Electrical and plumbing work is now in full swing.
Work across the entire project is going well. The 3rd floor is most advanced, with many units now framed out, and spiral stairs installed. Plumbing, electric, sprinklers, and other systems are going in rapidly. Just behind the 3rd floor, is the 4th,