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Framing Fridley: City Hall Updates

Columbia Arena sat vacant and deteriorating for over a decade. It is an exciting time to see construction activity and new life given to that area. We invite you to share in the progress of this project as we work to Frame the Future of Fridley. 

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Nov 06

November 6, 2017 - First Floor Installation

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 2:11 PM by Beth Kondrick

Organization and cooperation have been key to the continued timely progress of the civic campus. This week focus in on the installation of the first floor for police, fire and city hall offices. Stair and elevator cores are going up; mezzanines and office floor areas are taking share in the public works building; and 99’ long steel beams are arriving on site to support the roof of the public works building.

Concrete plank has been set for the subfloor for the police, fire and city hall office areas, as well as the public works offices. A concrete layer will soon be poured over the top of the plank before the finished floor material can be applied. Planning is underway for electrical and communication lines so that offices will be technology ready. A special type of modern scaffolding is used for block laying around the stair and elevator cores. This equipment allows the masons to move the scaffold up higher automatically as they build the walls in these areas.

Finally, the flatbed trucks hauling large wall panels have completed their work, but have been replaced by semi-trailers for those 99' support beams. Please use caution in the area as the large trucks travel in and around the site.