Sheets of a ‘DuPont Tyvek’ fiberglass cloth were applied between the layers of poly urathane foam.

Jeff Stein: “And by the way, we used that very material, Tyvek, during the 1978 festival “Art and the Environment” here at Arcosanti, to make indestructable Japanese kites with artist Tal Streeter. It looks and feels just like rice paper, except you cannot tear it. THe US Post Office uses it, too, for certain envelopes, and it is used on roofs and walls as a building-wrap, the way we just used it on the East Housing roof.”

[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]

The final coat is a brilliant white.

A few pavers have been laid to allow access to the skysuite.

In the back of the photo we see a wooden form for a new final step to the stair case by which one has access to the East Housing roof.

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