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West Cocoon Warehouse Conservation Work(1)

Foundation works for protective scaffolding began.
(22/05/2015)
Foundation work of protective scaffolding was completed.
1st floor steel plates are being removed for investigation.
(06/07/2015)
The dismantling of floorboards and the numbering of joists are in smooth progress.
(13/07/2015)
(left picture) From the 2nd floor veranda on the east side. Rails for building protective scaffold has been placed.   
(right picture) This is a photo of the investigation of 1st floor steel plate fittings.
(21/07/2015)
The dismantling of floor board, ranking to common joint advances smoothly.
(28/07/2015)
(left picture) This is a photo of materials taken apart from the floor of 1st floor.
(right picture) Part of the brick wall has been taken apart for investigation.
(02/08/2015)
A part of the roof of the 1st floor has been taken apart for investigation.
(11/08/2015)
(right picture) The protective scaffolding has been built. The photo was taken from outside the premises.
(11/08/2015)
The partitions inside the 1st floor have been taken apart for investigation.
The photos were taken before and after the dismantling.
(15/08/2015)
(left picture) A load is being lifted to build the protective scaffolding. The photo was taken from outside the premises.
(right picture) This is a photo of the building of protective scaffolding taken from the southeast.
(19/08/2015)
As the 1st portion of the protective scaffolding was completed (40m), we performed slide work for 2 days on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 (from the north side to the south side).
This picture was taken when work was completed the first day.
(21/08/2015)
An old paper thought to have been used as a cover was found when the eastern wall of the 1st floor was taken apart for investigation.
(28/06/2015)
(left picture) Measurement is taken to build the protective scaffolding.
(right picture) This is a photo of the place to store the material taken from the scaffold.
(31/08/2015)
(left picture) Parts are hung to build the protective scaffolding.
(right picture) This is a photo of the onigawara tile gable. You can tell its size by comparing it to the hand.
(05/09/2015)
Due to the heat wave, heatstroke countermeasures were taken at the work site. There are steel plates, and because it is extremely hot, fans were used.
(10/09/2015)
We photographed the city hall (left picture) and Mt. Myogi (right picture) from the scaffold.
(14/09/2015)
This is a photo of the pillars of protective scaffoldings from the inside. The pillars are about 1 m wide and 11 m long.
(17/09/2015)
The entire West Cocoon Warehouse has been covered by the protective scaffolding, and a sheet with the design of its walls (sheet with a photo of the exterior walls of the West Cocoon Warehouse) is hung around it.
(21/09/2015)
(left picture) This is a photo of the exterior of the protective scaffolding from the south. The building in front is the Silk-Reeling Plant (west end).
(right picture) This is a photo of the tile roof from within the protective scaffolding.
(25/09/2015)
Works to set the protective scaffolding has been taking place since May. The process of foundation works to covering the exterior with sheets will be posted.

Foundation work began in May (left picture).
We began to make scaffold in August (central picture).
Bare roof work was achieved in September (right picture), and the entire building was covered with a sheet imitating outer walls (covering sheet printed with a picture of West Cocoon Warehouse outer walls).
(03/10/2015)
We hold morning gathering and risk prediction meeting to push forward construction safely. Safety First.
(06/10/2015)
We photographed the roof from the biggest work floor (passage). It is hard to understand, but tiles considerably slipped off.
(16/10/2015)
We photographed iron water tank (not open to the public) from the biggest work floor (passage).
(23/10/2015)
We perform excavation to have possibilities to understand the history of West Cocoon Warehouse by checking underground traces.
(01/11/2015)