I’ve been visiting the Broadstone Enso Apartments on behalf of Homestead Images about once a month since April or May, photographing the action as the construction progresses. There have been some good images along the way, but last week everything came together to make some particularly nice images.
They’re finished the framing now, most of the windows are installed, and the crane is down. The main activity during last week’s visit was sheetrocking. They were also working on exterior siding.
You don’t really think about it, but even a moderate size building like Broadstone Enso uses a lot of everything. With 152 apartments, the six-story building will need 152 washer/dryer units, 152 air conditioners, 152 bathtubs, and so on.
It also needs a lot of drywall. Truckloads. And once it gets to the site, each piece has to be unloaded and moved into place by hand. Lots of work.
There’s something about when they put the drywall into a building. Suddenly you can’t see through the walls. Everything gets a lot quieter. The smell of the mud they use to fill the joints is everywhere, distinct and pervasive but not obnoxious. And it’s dusty. It’s probably pretty hard on my equipment, probably not so good for my lungs either, but with a bit of sunshine the dust and all the off-white walls makes for some really magicalÂ light.
Yorke & Curtis are the general contractors for this project.