Construction Update: February 8, 2016

Some decent weather welcomed crews today as work continued on the stage house and back of house buildings. As you can see, the stage house is really taking shape now, as framing and sheathing nears completion, thanks to the lots and lots of lifts. 

Once the framing is complete on the stage house, we can begin work on the most-visible pieces: the skin (largely made up of cedar planks) and the stage.  The eastern facing wall of the stage house shows the second layer of sheathing now complete.

For now, we'll continue to hope for good weather and good progress, and dream of warm, summer sun on a lush green lawn.

Snowed in...

An historic blizzard struck the eastern United States over the weekend, and Columbia was right in the middle of it.

But only 36 hours after the snow stopped, work on Merriweather's renovations resumed. Ringed with massive piles of snow and sticky, thick mud underfoot, the construction site was a flurry of activity earlier this week, as work continued on the stage house roof and the walls for the back of house building.

Over the next couple weeks, both the stage house and the back of house should begin to take on more recognizable forms.

While it may be hard to imagine now, the same lawn that is currently dormant under two feet of snow will in just a few months host thousands of happy concertgoers. Let's all hope it's a little warmer then.