November 21, 2011

Scaffold Is UP

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 11:01 pm by stonebankblog

With the external steps removed, the scaffold went up Monday on the south side of the Stone Bank in Bottineau.

The south side of the building has been photographed and the stone marked — and soon the real action begins.

Stone mason Joe Whetter said Monday that the first thing he will do is remove the concrete cap from the top of the south wall. Then he will very carefully remove the brownstone corner stones, because they are “fragile.”

Apprentice Brendan, left, and stone mason Joe Whetter sized up the task Nov. 21 from atop the scaffold.

Whetter used a sledge hammer to test how tight the cap is on the parapet and he said it will come off easily.

As they say in these parts — it should be interesting. Watch this space for updates on the dismantling project.

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