“Good fences make good neighbors”, so the saying goes. In a loft building, sound resistant walls serve the same function. Roebling Lofts is built to be as quiet as possible, taking advantage of old-fashioned strength, and high-tech wizardry.
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,
Since our last update, we’ve made solid progress over a number of fronts. Clerestory windows are now installed. Framing continues on the 3rd and 4th floors. Plumbing and electric work is gaining momentum, particularly on the 3rd floor. 2nd floor is nearly ready for framing to start.
Friday, July 1. The site is quiet today, as a lot of the guys are taking an early break for the long weekend. But they’ve been busy the last couple of weeks. Construction has really accelerated on the 4th floor,
Lots happening! First spiral stairs going in! Roof getting solar panel attachment points and insulation. Steel lintels installed in preparation for elevator lobbies. 3rd floor framing moving forward, and 4th floor prep. Wow!
On June 9, Mayor Jackson paid a lightning visit to the Roebling Center site, and toured construction progress on Roebling Lofts. These projects are among the most critical economic development projects in Trenton, and the Mayor pledged his continuing support.