Post 87: Just another brick in the wall
To ensure that the flat is fully accessible it has been necessary to create a new level access to the third floor. Negotiating this challenge has been particularly difficult but today we got a step closer as brick by brick Simon carefully and meticulously removed the third floor wall between 23 and 25 Brook Street. Since 2001 there has been access between the two buildings on the first and second floors but never on the third floor so this is noteworthy. Eventually the lift (which is situated at the back of 25 Brook Street) will be able to take visitors to this floor and therefore to Hendrix’s bedroom. It is very exciting. I think the images depict today’s moments better than any of my words can.
Having carefully removed the rumble and mess that such a job entails mainly by carrying heavy bags down all 57 steps and out to the skip at the front door. The brilliant team then heroically set about vacuuming and mopping the entire staircase. I am astonished at the whole beautiful process, I think I may come back as a builder next time. It is, in so many ways, a real, useful and meaningful job with such tangible results. Clearly I am getting far too romantic about all this construction business.