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Demolition at Gaillard Auditorium 

Demolition is underway at the Gaillard Auditorium, which is in the midst of a $142 million overhaul. The updated Gaillard Center is set for completion by December 2014.
Paul Bowers
The view of the west end of the Gaillard. The steel, concrete, and bricks that are removed during demolition will be recycled.
Paul Bowers
Workers remove ductwork from the exhibit hall.
Paul Bowers
In the lobby, red steel shoring will hold up pieces of the building while major structural elements are remvoed.
Paul Bowers
Kelly Deans, general superintendent on the Gaillard project, will be headquartered in a trailer on the job site for the next 27 months.
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Paul Bowers
Hurricane Hugo knocked some bricks off the east side of the Gaillard in 1989, and as a result, the newer replacement bricks stand out next to the old ones. All of the bricks on the east side will be replaced.
Paul Bowers
The new auditorium will be narrower than the old one and will feature three tiers of balcony and skybox seating.
Paul Bowers
Some way or another, Easy B found his/her way onto the Gaillard construction site.
Paul Bowers
Construction workers prepare to attach crane hooks to one of the steel girders in the roof of the Gaillard.
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