They have begun to install steel studs on the exterior walls, so our building is starting to look even more like a building now. This process should continue for a few more weeks, so in the meantime, enjoy the latest photo gallery:
The picture below shows the framing for the clerestory in the third floor sanctuary (note the treetops as they blossom into spring – this will be our view during services at this time of year!) The second picture from the bottom shows the first level – the workers plan to pour the concrete for the ground floor this Friday or early next week, depending as usual on the vagaries of the schedule and the cooperation of the weather. The picture on the bottom shows the duct work for the HVAC system, a key part of the energy efficiency component of the LEED process.
Speaking of which, our green building project continues to garner attention. I am proud to report that this Sunday, JRC’s will be the recipient of the first ever award given by the Network for Evanston’s Future in recognition of our green building efforts!