At the former shuttle staging area, general demolition is on-going. The west half of the roof demolition is complete; the east half continues. All demolition of the roof should be completed by the end of the week. Temporary water and power for construction has been excavated, installed & backfilled. The excavation contracter will begin clearing and grubbing for the foundation primarily on the south side of the building.
In the Quarry Exhibit Hall, the contractor is moving forward with the hazardous materials abatement. They are setting up containment areas; the process should take about three weeks. An air monitoring system will be set up and maintained by a third party to ensure safety for those in the building. A special security system has been installed over the fossil wall, which, combined with the innovative protective structure that the contractors have come up with will allow the fossils to stay safe and secure during the reconstruction.