The Building Of The New
Syracuse Suds Factory
Building the tower that
would house the elevator and one of the two steel stairs on the tower was to be
constructed out of cement blocks.
Starting in the basement
building on the foundation we poured.
Thousands of blocks went
into the construction and were loaded onto each of the floors.
As the tower was built we
had to jack up the floors and cut a hole in each floor to accommodate the tower
The tower continued right
thru the roof
At the roof we need to
remove an old elevator tower that was no longer in use.
Inside the old elevator house we found the old mechanical wheels
to run the elevator which we saved and now rest over the entrance to the
Syracuse Suds Factory.
We then cut the roof and
built out the tower.
As we finished the tower a
new roof was put on.
All the mortar was brought
up stairs with a winch that was on the fifth floor.
was to become the 2nd set of stairs which became quite a problem for the stair fabricators who did
not field verify anything especially the the first stair which was new construction.
Upon the completion of the elevator tower.
Dover started to drill for
the new hydraulic elevator.
During all this there were
no stairs in the building except leading to the 2nd floor where the Walton
street entrance is all the climbing was done by ladders for about 5 months
with no heat.
MORE TO COME
Please Be Patient I Am Trying to Do This and
Run A Restaurant
[next stop on the tour...]