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Portrait of the Nation Productions Presents…

April 5, 2010

Portrait of the Nation: The Musical…?

Portrait of the Nation: The Musical

This truss roof (which lowered the ceiling) was installed in the 1930s.

Truss Roof - 1930s

A view through the partially demolished roof.

Roof-top View

The lift pit. The circular tube in the middle goes down 17 metres!

The Lift Pit

The concrete is proving very hard to shift!

Shifting Concrete from the Roof

Services coming through another part of the roof.

Internal Services Work

The library is carefully dismantled before reassembly downstairs

The Dismantled Library

And last but not least, Jeff Thornton, the man in charge, with a handy saw.

Jeff Thorton, BAM

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2010 7:32 pm

    How are you keeping the rain out? I did not realise this was a roof-off job!

    • Robert Galbraith permalink
      April 12, 2010 11:52 am

      Hello Blue Dog

      Yes, over the main west galleries only. A temporary, water-tight crash deck has been formed at cornice / wall head height. (The contractors is standing on this “roof” in the picture.) We have had some wet weather at times but so far so good!

      Robert Galbraith

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