PAISC: New Building Update

The new Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center building is under construction now located at 401 Houston Avenue at the end of Procter Street. This is your source for updates on the building progress - check back often! If you have questions please feel free to call us at anytime!! (409) 409-982-4504

Friday, August 04, 2006

Parking lot, driveway, hurricane preparation (photos taken Aug 1)

Monday morning, two cement trucks and a large pouring arm could be seen at the end of Procter. By the end of the day, the parking lot and sidewalk were finished. Tuesday, most of the driveway was poured. The last section attaching it to the road was being prepared Wednesday morning (photo at left), poured, and setting by Thursday morning.

There is space in the sidewalk for two ramps, which have not yet been poured.

Also on Wednesday, carpenters were at work preparing the foundation of the building for the walls to go up Thursday. On the four outside corners of the building, where the towers will be, large bolts had been driven into the slab. (photo at right) The contractor said these are a new addition to the plan: post-hurricane preventive measures. A large post will go behind them, attached by a steel plate, so the building will essentially be bolted into the slab.


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