Richtfest: The Topping Out Ceremony!

“Richtfest” is a German tradition – a “topping out” party for the workers when the roof truss is finished. Recently we celebrated Richtfest for our new visitors center, which is under construction. Learn more about our new visitors center here. … continued

Dr. Loosen Estate Construction: Walls and Ceilings

Construction on our new visitor center at the Dr. Loosen estate is right on schedule. The dining room walls are built. The concrete ceiling above the reception area has been poured, and the floors and walls can now be insulated. … continued

Estate Construction Update: The Pavilion Takes Shape

Hello from the construction site of our new estate visitors center! Step by step, the new walls and pillars are being built of ferro concrete. We had a small accident on the construction site when one of the workers fell … continued

Estate Construction: Final Vault Masonry

Here’s the latest on construction of our new visitor space at the Dr. Loosen estate. After completing the concrete walls and masonry, the workers are now applying layer after layer of a special plaster which, for now, completes the work … continued

Estate Construction Update: The New Cellar Ceiling

Hello from the construction site of our new estate visitor center! Here’s the latest news.  The work on the new cellar ceiling is progressing beautifully. As you can see from these photos, a lot of steel is installed to stabilize … continued

Estate Construction: Laying the Bricks

Here’s another update on the construction of our new visitor space at the estate. With the wood substructure completed for the cross-ribbed ceiling vaults, we are now laying the bricks on top. This is an extremely strenuous and detailed job. … continued

A Milestone in Our Estate Construction

Construction work on our new public gathering spaces at the Dr. Loosen estate is coming along nicely. This week we reached a “building milestone” with forming the visitor center ceiling. In these photos you can see the wooden forms for the … continued

June Estate Construction Pix

Construction of our new public spaces on the estate is proceeding beautifully. Here you can see the rounded ceilings beginning to emerge.  Learn more about the construction project.