“Rebel Yell”… S.C. Gwynne



Our friend and neighbor from the Cape has done it again!

“Inside The List”  by  Gregory Cowles in Sunday NY Times Book Review:

Moving Fast!



People kept telling me that when the framers arrive it all starts going quickly and that has definitely been true the last two days.  What was also a lot of fun was that the barn from Pennsylvania arrived today as well. In the next week or two they will be putting it back together,piece by piece. As Ian(the barn guy) told me,it is like building a piece of Ikea furniture-just a lot bigger!

We Are Floored



Now we have laid out and installed our floor joist framing system to the proper specifications. The subfloor decking is in.Next the walls will go up and then it will be very exciting to see! The barn is coming from Pennsylvania in the next week or two. It is all taken apart and they will reassemble at the property-the foundation is all ready for it.

The World Trade Center in NYC

Talk about construction! I was just in New York and walked by the World Trade Center building site. I couldn’t help but gasp at the enormous task for all involved.  The complex of buildings will replace the earlier complex of 7 buildings on the same site with the same name. The site is being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers,a memorial to those killed in the attacks(the 2 beautiful reflecting pools with granite edging with the names carved into it-so thoughtful in that you can place a flower in the name itself)) and a transportation hub.

In August 2012, One World Trade Center’s steel officially topped out at the nominal 104th floor, at a total height of 1,368 feet. The tower’s antenna was shipped to New York in November 2012; the first antenna section was hoisted to the top of the tower on December 12, 2012, and installed on January 15, 2013.

By March 2013, two sections of the antenna had been installed. The spire was expected to be completed on April 29, 2013, but weather delayed the delivery of the final pieces.On May 10, 2013, the final piece of the spire was lifted to the top of One World Trade Center, bringing it to its full height of 1,776 feet, and making it the fourth tallest building in the world. Port Authority Vice Chairman Scott Rechler said on September 9, 2014 that it will open this November.

The Four World Trade Center is on track for completion and occupancy by  the end of 2014. The Museum opened on May 21, 2014.The Three World Trade Center and the Transportation Center are also making progress and are set to be finished by around 2015. Two World Trade Center’s full construction has been placed on hold until tenants are found, but it is still expected to be completed before 2020.