We’ve been joined by a new team on the G.A.R. project in downtown Detroit. It is time to address the condition of the original plaster and see what will stay on the walls and what needs to be replaced over the coming months. Blue Star Demolition is the firm chosen to help with this stage of the work.An engineer came through last week and marked all the walls. The red spray paint calls out which plaster can stay and which has to go. Although the building was actually pretty well sealed by the city, over the years “explorers” left doors and hatches open and the elements had there way on the inside.This week there is another team going floor to floor and removing the weak plaster from the walls and ceilings. They started in the assembly hall on the 4th floor of the building. When completed, this space will become Mindfield’s new studio.
All photos by Lindsey Yeo