Today marks the one year anniversary of when we first broke ground on starting construction at 474 Castro and what a year it's been! In honor of Throwback Thursday, watch this video to see why we're embarking on this incredible journey and what we hope 474 Castro will mean for our community.
The second floor infrastructure is nearly done and workers are adding the second floor roof, which will also serve as the third floor floor. You'll see from the photos that the floors were just waterproofed to help protect it against moisture. At the same time, they are building the walls of the third floor roof and it's so exciting to see all the pieces slowly come together!
Workers have finished installing the new steel beams and we're moving to the next phase of re-constructing the second floor. Wood panels were installed in between the steel beams to reinforce the space between the second floor and soon-to-be third floor. Things are shaping up nicely!
If you've passed by 474 Castro recently, you've probably noticed our facade looks a bit dramatically different. The whole second floor is gone! But don't worry we're adding steel beams so we can rebuild it to expand the building and add the new third floor.
As we deconstruct the existing building, there's a lot of wood to be pulled out. But some of it will be back! We'll be reusing this wood for our front doors as well as in our reception area.
Curious to know what's been happening behind the construction curtain at 474 Castro? We've popped the top to the building and workers have been busy installing steel beams to create the stability core of the new second and third floors. Check out this cool photo time lapse of the process.
If you've checked out 474 Castro recently from across the street, you may have noticed that you can see the sky through the front windows of the second floor. This is because construction crews have begun opening the roof!