Work on the exterior of the Carnegie Library, including new bricks and ongoing work reframing the building, continues as part of the building’s restoration.
Jack Sandezer, project manager at The Facilities Management Group (TFMG), said that exterior trim on the upcoming home of Patchogue-Medford Library’s Young Adult department has been removed as well as columns. New bricks are also being brought in to help replace damaged sections of the building.
“If you look at the exterior of the building overall there is mismatched bricks and all sorts of holes,” Sandezer said. “Those bricks are to patch up the exterior of the building.”
Regarding the basement of the building, which has been completely rebuilt as part of the new foundation the library was placed on after it , Sandezer said the interior is also being reframed.
“There were a lot of things that moved with the building that is in the basement,” Sandezer said. These include sheet rock on the underside of the main floor among other items that have been cleaned up.
Upcoming goals for the building include getting new columns installed and work on the building’s front steps.
An ongoing part of the construction is also keeping pigeons out of the attic, which due to their strong nesting sense, Sandezer says will be a constant issue to work on throughout the process.
The $1.5 million project on the corner of W. Main St. and West Ave. in Patchogue Village is currently set for completion around Jan. 2016.
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