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7.8.11 Grand Staircase & Under Jackson Plaza


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7.8.11 Grand Staircase & Under Jackson Plaza

  1. 1. Phase 2A<br />In this slide show: <br />Grand Staircase & <br />Under Jackson Plaza<br />July 8, 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Jackson Plaza is now partially opened to the public. <br />
  3. 3. Restoration of the Grand Stairs is nearly complete and will be open soon.<br />
  4. 4. The black light post illuminates the plaza. Historic replicas of the original cast iron lights on the granite balustrade will be added later. <br />
  5. 5. New flower baskets, lighting and gutters installed under the north side canopy. <br />
  6. 6. This partial test-piece shows reproduced historiccopper flashings to be installed along the north and west canopy trim. <br />
  7. 7. All chains supporting the canopy will be restored and painted. <br />
  8. 8. Site of the 31 new geothermal wells. The wells are connected and reach the mechanical room under the plaza. <br />
  9. 9. Terrazzo steps for the Grand Stairs delivered onsite for installation. <br />
  10. 10. The Grand Stairs will be open to the public by fall 2011. <br />
  11. 11. Stainless steel hand rails installed on the rehabilitated Grand Stairs. <br />
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  13. 13. The Grand Stairs provide access to the main waiting room and new baggage and ticket areas. <br />
  14. 14. Installation of wooden counters in the baggage and ticketing area is underway. <br />
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  16. 16. Columns and structural shear wall recently painted for extra durability. <br />
  17. 17. Electric lift will provide access for disable personnel from terminal level to Amtrak break room. <br />
  18. 18. Lift seen from mezzanine level. <br />
  19. 19. Steel guards provide safety when viewing the track. <br />
  20. 20. New west side geothermal wells are waiting to be connected to the rest of system. <br />
  21. 21. The geothermal wells will provide 100 percent heating and cooling for the entire building. <br />
  22. 22. New guard plates were installed to protect structural columns along Jackson Street. <br />