Snapshot: Elevator, Stair Shaft at Acorn Corner

Snapshot: Elevator, Stair Shaft at Acorn Corner

By Matt Fredmonsky Email the author November 19, 2012

For the first time, the new construction is protruding from the nearly 100-year-old building

Another sign of the restoration of Acorn Corner became clear this week when, for the first time, the elevator and stairwell shaft started to protrude from the building.

Metis Construction Services has been building the new elevator shaft for three weeks, but it wasn’t until this week the new shaft started to protrude from the rear of the building as it makes its way to the fifth floor.

Doug Fuller, of Fuller Design Group Architects, which is overseeing the renovation, said construction on the shaft started in October with the foundation, which must extend 4 feet beneath the old hotel.

The restoration is expected to be finished by mid March 2013.