This is our penultimate Skydome update, folks.
As Project Manager Zach Massey tells us in the most recent update, the lengthy rebuild process will conclude in about a week or two once the final repairs and preparations are complete. However, there are still a lot of loose ends to tie up before it can be reopened to the public.
“We’ve installed the perimeter guardrail… the concrete floors have been polished… we have crews today on final cleaning, and we have guys on the lift scrubbing the remaining dirt and grime off the walls,” he says.
There’s also a crew to work on the sprinkler systems, a crew working on the carpet, and a crew of drywallers to finish off the new entranceway, a sort-of dormer structure attached to the Skydome with an 8 ft x 12 ft garage door to ease vehicle access.
Meanwhile, the parking has been hit with a new layer of asphalt and crews are in this week to finish off the lot lines.
“To get the museum back to where it is today has been a lengthy process but its gone very well, very smooth. For the environment we had to work and for the element we we’re working with, the sinkhole itself, to be at the point we’re at today is an awesome feeling,” says Massey with pride.
“It’s amazing to look across the floor and see a nice shiny, polished concrete floor instead of a big gaping hole.”
Be sure to tune in next week to see how it all comes together.