Sunday, 21 September 2008

On The Up

I showed you a model of the new look exterior of the Regent Arcade the other day, and work on that is yet to start, but the renovation to the interior is under way. Workmen have already removed a lot of the marble covering the pillars and walls, and they have rejuvenated the toilets. The next phase is to re-clad the wall high above the shopping area with wood. All this scaffolding signifies the start of that work, which seems to be done at night. I guess they don't want to squash the shoppers below with any falling debris! After this has been done the arched roof will be replaced with a flat glass one. This part of the project has been the most controversial, but it won't be long before they start, so no more complaining!

11 comments:

Kate said...

The scaffolding looks complex and is a maze of horizonal, vertical, diagonal,and lateral lines. Makes me wonder about the construction of it.

Hyde DP said...

like kate the complexity of scaffolding can be amazing

Jackie said...

That is a good photo! And I'm very glad they got their priorities right and revamped the loos first!

Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

Great job marley! I love scaffoldings! They give me the sence of mystery and curiosity of a to-be made establishment. Gives me the thought of its final outcome!

Steven^^

Hilda said...

I agree with Jackie. In fact, I think mall toilets should be renovated at least every other year!

I like the idea of the wood panels for the walls. Should make the space much warmer and, hopefully, more elegant.

Mo said...

Could have been a good photo for the next theme day. Keep us posted on the changes. A great way to record history in the making.

Ming the Merciless said...

Doing renovation work while keeping the place open can be a tricky undertaking. And it seems to be going well there.

Rejuvenated toilets are a good thing.

Chuck Pefley said...

Scaffolding and working in high places is always a bit of a mystery to me. Not at all sure I'd like that kind of challenge. Should be lovely when finished, though.

Abraham Lincoln said...

When I first went to Japan in 1953, they were rebuilding everything after the war years and used bamboo and made scaffolding that was pretty tall for those days. I don't think they do it nowadays but then everything was possible.

Nice post. Your work is really brilliant sometimes. I hope you know that it is an inspiration to me and causes me to stop and think. Something I don't do well.

Knoxville Girl said...

At least they have their priorities right.
It looks like you were up on the scaffolding in this picture.

• Eliane • said...

I love this shot!! All those tubes in all directions it's very impressive.

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