We start with a manufacturing building in downtown Santa Cruz. Our plan: to recycle and re-use the building for a couple of local organizations (Cruzio and Ecology Action). That means making the building people-friendly. Step one: it’s dark and gloomy inside. We need more windows and doors!
The original parking lot face of the building (notice, no downstairs windows at all):
Here’s what’s happening to that wall (that’s Shane standing in the foreground):
Here’s the Church at the corner of Cedar, before we started:
Now: a big window! (Looking at the same wall from the other direction).
The saw blade cut through nearly 6″ of concrete — and heavy duty rebar — like butter. Very hot butter.