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150 BR - The Roof is…

Okay, I'm going to stop right there and not finish that cliche of a headline.

So what has the dedicated Ritz construction crew been up to? DEMOLITION! That's right. If gutting the entire insides of the Ritz wasn't enough for you, we've managed to tear off a part of the roof. In addition to the roof, the grease trap is installed and pretty much ready to be sealed in for good, and the elevator shaft is coming along nicely thanks to the ancient art of masonry.

Check out the pics in the Flickr set for a complete pictorial rundown of what's going on. There's even a picture of a concrete footing for you. And notice that the place looks more like your traditional construction site, what with all the debris, tools and garbage everywhere.

Fun Fact: I just got back from the Ritz where I watched Tim and Daniel cutting a huge hole in the ceiling above the elevator shaft. "I bet you didn't expect to see us here," Daniel shouted down to me. Well, I do expect to run into them from time to time. I did not, however, expect to see them wielding a reciprocating saw 30 feet above the floor and hacking away at the ceiling. (Daniel on the left, Tim on the right. Image is dark and they are blurry because there's not enough light where they were. Click on the image for a larger version)

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