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4/11/14: Apartments Installed!

In the first and second weeks of April 2014 Рthe Liberties Gateway Apartments were delivered and installed. There were 34 tractor-trailer size modules that were delivered and set with a large crane. Each unit was constructed to fit exactly into the next unit, so that everything came together perfectly on the site. The apartments are almost completely finished inside, with the kitchens and bathrooms already installed. The walls are complete and painted. The plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning has all been installed. You can really get a feel of how nice these apartments will be! There are floor to ceiling windows in every unit. There are balconies with great views of Center City, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Second Street and the Delaware River. The elevator mechanical system was also installed for access to the parking garage and the first and second floor apartments. In the next weeks, work will continue construction to seal up the roof, install the limestone and brick exterior, finish the apartments, and finally begin fitting out the new Penn Herb Company Store! We hope to have the project completed and ready for occupancy sometime soon!

November 2013 – March 2014: A Rough Winter

The Winter of 2013 – 2014 was one for the record books. It was one of the coldest, snowy winters on record here in Philadelphia. Although that might have been fun for the kids, it was not great building weather. In spite of the weather challenges, progress was made over the winter on our project. We were able to form the first floor for concrete, and on one day in January that was above freezing we poured over 300 cubic yards of concrete – 30 truckloads! The next week we heated the concrete from below to cure it properly. Now you can really get the “FEEL” of how BIG the new store will be! The ceilings are high, the windows will let in lots of light, and there will be plenty of room for all of the great herbs, natural remedies, and other goodies our customers love! By the end of March we were ready to install the 14 luxury apartments – after the snow finally melted enough for the trucks to bring them in.