The National Corvette Museum has released its weekly Skydome progress report and this week the team has been hard at work reinforcing the floor.
Zach Massey, Project Manager, Scott, Murphy & Daniel LLC., brings us up to speed. Last Friday, the team finished installing the final micropile (a metal foundation post). All in, the team installed 47 new micropiles–with a combined length over 1-mile–under the floor of the Skydome.
The Skydome now features 70 micropiles in total, when combined with the 23 micropiles under the floor originally. Each one varies in size; some reach down just 70 feet below the surface while others stretch a considerable 220 feet.
The team also announced that the old two-door entrance into the Skydome will be permanently closed in favou of a new larger entranceway now being used for construction. (If the construction crew can drive a digger and some backhoes through the new entranceway the NCM should have no problem sliding in a few Corvettes).
With the micropiles wrapped up, construction on the the new floor should be underway in about 4-weeks and the whole project should be wrapped up by late June or early July.
Be sure to drop by next week to see how the floor is taking shape.