Construction, Day 1: The Wait is Over!

After much anticipation, construction has begun on the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. To be more exact, demolition is underway on the space which the new museum will call home. At one point, this old gym hosted basketball games for the Golden Junior High School. Now, the floor is being pulled up and salvaged, the piping is being removed, the walls are being covered, and the space is being readied for renovation.

Join us in the fun. We've already discovered the best place to watch the construction is from the window overlooking what will be the mezzanine, in the lobby of the AMC. There is no doubt it will serve as a source of great distraction in the weeks and months to come. I hereby proclaim that it will be known as the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum Viewing Gallery. If you're in Golden, stop by and have a look yourself.

Here are the views so far (1) from the viewing gallery; (2) board by board, the floor is removed; (3) demolition headquarters, with the plans on the table, and John, the project manager from Sprung Construction, at the helm. No doubt he's arranging for something big.

Be sure to check back with us often as the changes will now be happening on a daily basis.


Anonymous said...

Great photos! I'm so excited to see the upcoming changes in the blog!

Sherry said...

After such a long time in coming, pulling up the floor, board by board, signifies the creation of the greatest mountaineering museum in North America, maybe even the world.

David H said...

What fun we all will have as sidewalk supervisors via computer screen for this splendid facility.