Today we continue the report from October 3, 2008 on the construction of a handicap-accessibility ramp at the entrance of Arcosanti. Today we continue the report from October 3, 2008 on the construction of a handicap-accessibility ramp at the entrance of Arcosanti.
This is the last slope to be poured, and the final stage of the project will involve construction of between-level platforms. The Construction and Landscaping crew started early in the morning with mixing about 4yd of concrete at the Arcosanti batch plant. The cement truck was conveniently parked immediately next to the section to be completed. As some members of the crew moved the wet concrete mixture, others stayed in position for leveling and smoothing of the concrete surface.
After the labor-intensive casting, crew leaders David Tollas and Ron Chandler instructed workshop-participants, construction interns and volunteers into the finer process of grooving and rounding edges of concrete slabs.
This is an aerial view of the new pathway at the end of the pour. The execution of this ramp, together with the installment of a night-light photovoltaic system and resurfacing of the Visitor’s parking lot, has been financially supported with a grant from the Arizona Department of Tourism.
On Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, we will continue with a report on the construction of the mid-level platforms of the ramp.