Building Progress, September 14, 2009

All photos by Brad Elliott
  • Native oak trees are being replanted near the Cold Spring Road entrance
  • The yet-to-be named observatory is the first building to be completed under the collegeâs Master Plan
  • The upper deck of the observatory offers a view of construction workers installing tiered seating at the track
  • The upper deck of the observatory offers a view of the baseball field that will be ready by spring
  • Workers at Winter Hall complete the shoring of the east roof level
  • Workers install the shoring for the west side roof level of Adams Center
  • Crews will move the large sandstone boulders from Adams Center to make room for clay storage and a kiln
  • Workers place the columns and walls at the east side of Adams Center
  • From the east end of Adams Center looking west, workers strengthen walls
  • From the east end of Adams Center looking south at Porter Theatre, workers build columns
  • From Voskuyl Library looking south toward the west end of Adams Center, workers install the shoring for the roof level
  • A water truck sprays the outfield of the new baseball field to keep dust to a minimum
  • D.R. Phillips of DFM Engineering, Steve Moore of Melchiori Construction and Don Groff of DFM prepare to hoist the base of the Keck Telescope
  • A large crane swings toward D.R. Philips of DFM Engineering, who prepares the base of the telescope
  • The crane operator delicately lowers the Keck Telescope into the yet-to-be named observatory
  • D.R. Phillips and Don Groff of DFM Engineering, strap a section of the Keck Telescope to the crane
  • A section of one of the most powerful public telescopes on the Central Coast is carefully lifted into position
  • The observatory dome is opened to receive the base of the Keck Telescope
  • Don Groff and D.R. Phillips of DFM Engineering guide the telescope into position with the help of Steve Moore of Melchiori Construction
  • D.R. Phillips and Don Groff of DFM Engineering carefully guide the Keck Telescope into its new observatory
  • Don Groff and D.R. Phillips of DFM Engineering guide a second section of the telescope with the help of Steve Moore of Melchiori Construction
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