Author: Nathan Richie

Astor House Construction Update: October 7, 2016

Astor House Construction Update: October 7, 2016

This week construction crews focused on installing the steel columns and beams in the building. Both beams on the first floor are in place. Next, the construction crew will begin fastening joists to the beams with new joist hangers. On the second floor, engineers and...
Astor House Update: Sept 30, 2016

Astor House Update: Sept 30, 2016

Moving right along with major construction items. The concrete retaining walls in the south basement are now largely complete. Brick walls in the north basement are being removed in sections. The earthen wall is then braced with a concrete cast and then concrete is...
Astor House Construction Update: Sept 21, 2016

Astor House Construction Update: Sept 21, 2016

The past few weeks have seen a great deal of progress in installing concrete retaining walls in both Astor House’s north and south basements. The North Basement is the oldest basement in the building and has brick walls along most of its perimeter. Years of...
Astor House Construction Update 9/13/16

Astor House Construction Update 9/13/16

Construction at Astor House has kicked into high gear! The first floor has been shored and the old, weak beams have been removed in order to make room for the steel replacements. Workers hand-jacked the first floor ceiling upwards, while a worker on the second floor...