Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 19/10/2010 (2409 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
For the past few weeks a work crew has been hard at it building an outdoor patio outside our office window at the legislative building.
Work will continue until it gets cold to pick up again in the spring. It should be ready to use next summer.
The idea is to accomplish three things: Improve drainage on the south east corner; have a secure area for people to lock their bikes and three and perhaps most important; PAARTAY!
The seasonal patio will have special interlocking pads so any water (spillage?) is absorbed into the ground and no one slips.
It’ll be used for special functions if someone wants to haul out the BBQ and for anyone else who just wants to chill in the shade of the building and under the cedar trees.
There was nothing here before except for mud and scraggly bush.
The work to install the patio involves no structural changes to the building.
To christen it early; here’s Kim Mitchell: