June 5, 2017: Power and gas

Xcel Energy completed the final electricity connection to the Hagfors Center last week (see photo below), and the new gas meters have been installed (with gas connection expected in the next week or so). Meanwhile, construction work continues both inside the building and throughout the site — see below for this week’s updates.

Xcel connects power for the Hagfors Center.
Xcel Energy crews work on the site west of Oren Gateway Center to connect power for the Hagfors Center. Also visible in the photo are the footings for the screen wall, which will be installed later in the year.

Construction Site Work

  • East side exterior¬†seating. Work continues on the concrete walkways connecting the circular seating areas on the east side of the building (see photo below, at left). Weather permitting, the sidewalk along 21st Avenue South also will be poured this week.
  • West side site work. Grading and preparations for concrete work are underway on the west side of the building. Bases for the light poles that will be installed in this area are also in place. (See photo below, at right.)
Concrete walkways are under construction to connect the outdoor seating area east of the building.
Work continues on the concrete walkways connecting the circular seating on the east side of the building.
Grading on the west side of the building.
Grading is underway on the construction site west of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Interior.¬†Drywall installation continues on the first level of the building. In the photo below, at left, Norm (far left) and Vangie (second from right) Hagfors stand in the Religion Department home with HGA Architect Bill Blanski (second from left), and President Paul Pribbenow (far right).
  • Skyway. Work is underway on the mechanical, electrical, and drywall installation for the skyway’s recessed soffits (see photo below, at right).
The Hagfors tour the site with Architect Bill Blanski and President Pribbenow
[L to R] Norm Hagfors, HGA Architect Bill Blanski, Vangie Hagfors, President Paul Pribbenow.
Crews work on the interior soffits of the skyway.
Crews work on the interior soffits of the skyway.