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What we started with...

The original building had an outdoor staircase added, along with the covered wood "carport" just behind the oak tree.
Prior to the Gold line, there was actually a driveway between the tracks and Buster's that connected the backyard to Mission.

The rear stairs were part of our initial demo.  We are building a new, enclosed staircase that will connect the backside of the kitchen downstairs, and the second dining room upstairs.

The front portion of 1008 Mission was built out to offer a retail portion of the mixed-use property.
Behind the orange walls were work cubicles, a small kitchen area and bathroom, as well as a staircase leading to the loft which overlooked the cubicle space.

Looking north-west from the existing staircase we can see the exposed dividing wall of the two properties.  This wall will be taken out to connect the first floor, just as the second floor is one space.  Everything downstairs had to be removed in order to build out the restaurant.

The holes in the brickwork on the far wall were made to hold the cross beams which supported the loft.  The original brickwork was done with several different patterns, making for a very unique wall.                           

This view is looking northeast, from the southwest corner of 1008 on the second floor.  Construction was started, but never completed, to create a residential space complete with a master suite, kitchen, entertainment center, and expansive home office.

Once the cross beams are installed, the support posts will no longer be needed and the upstairs portion of Crossings can be built out.

This view is from the opposite corner of the above shot.  The wall is gone and the floor is wide open now.  The exposed wood is going to be replaced by solid 37 ft. beams connecting the walls.  These will provide more structural support and reinforce the roof.

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Dig Deep (Part I)

posted Feb 11, 2013, 1:43 AM by Patrick Kirchen   [ updated Apr 9, 2013, 4:05 PM ]

Once we established the true shape of the walls that surround what will become our kitchen and dining rooms, we knew where to dig. 
First, we saw cut the slab,

then we chipped away the concrete,

 (Kyle checked the progress)

...and then we dug.
We had to dig carefully because we were still supporting the entire second floor with temporary shoring as we prepared to remove the center wall and install the steel.

Saw Cutting

Jack Hammer

Surgical Dig


posted Jan 13, 2013, 6:50 PM by Patrick Kirchen   [ updated Feb 11, 2013, 1:38 AM ]

As with any project, the foundation is the most important element to providing support.  In order to properly pour our foundations, or our "footings", we had to take the shape of our building, which was anything but square, and make a square.  This X is the starting point for all of our measurements and how we found our center lines for each footing that will hold the steel which will support the wine cellar between the first and second floors.

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