I have been keeping regular track of the work at the National Arts Centre, where a glass enclosure has been added around parts of the building. The project is due to be done in time for Canada Day, and in the meantime, the building continues to be open for music and theatre productions. You can find the last post here.
These shots were taken on Sunday. I approached from the southwest corner of the building. The sculpture of the Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson can be found at his piano, with his music playing from the speakers mounted on the wall above.
Heading over to the east side of the building, I headed for one of the entrances. I paused heading down the stairs for this view of the work site. While the glass is in place and a good deal of the work is now indoors, that wall with the grid pattern you see is something that's yet to be done, and there's a similar section on the west side. It might well be that these sections are going to have fresh stucco exteriors installed in the next couple of months. Time's now getting short for the finished project, so we'll see.
The building was open when I stepped into the lobby- there was a concert on that day geared towards children. This fountain arrangement can be found in the lobby.
This large art installation can be found in a nearby staircase, descending down from the ceiling above.
I wanted a shot of this poster for a concert this past week.
This space is usually the box office area. The box office has been moved over to a space in The Chambers complex across Elgin Street, and the work site in effect starts here.
Back in the lobby area, when one comes in for a concert or performance in one of the NAC spaces, they'll come through here.
This last shot, from the Mackenzie King Bridge, shows the NAC, the Canal, Parliament Hill, and Plaza Bridge. While the ice still is there, I can tell you that further away from here, there are open spots on the Canal, one of which features into the theme day post. It might not look like it, but spring is coming.