Roof to come off Gaillard Auditorium on Monday

Image by City of Charleston The construction site on Thursday.

The $142 million overhaul of the Gaillard Center is continuing and on Monday, October 1, the roof is slated to be torn off the building starting at 8 a.m.

Here are more detail from a release:

A significant construction milestone will take place as the existing roof is removed from the Gaillard Center, marking the next phase in the demolition process.

The City of Charleston, Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation and construction company executives from Skanska USA will be on-
hand to provide tours of the site and update progress on the project.

Scheduled for completion in 2015, the Gaillard Center is poised to become a neoclassical landmark and the heart of artistic, intellectual and civic activity in the city. It will be the new home of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, a venue for sustained arts education, state-of-the-art performance hall, 16,000 sq. ft. of flexible exhibition and banquet space, outdoor event lawn and municipal offices and is being built to Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications. 

With the restoration of the historic Dock Street Theatre and adaptive renovation of Memminger Auditorium, the new Gaillard Center will be the final piece in Charleston’s acclaimed arts infrastructure. The project will bring 1,000 jobs and an economic impact of $62 million during construction, 400 permanent jobs and an annual economic benefit of $39 million once opened.