Photo Jul 31, 2019 – 1:00 pm EDT
A hotel grows from the tundra
Now that Frobisher Bay is mostly free of ice, sealift is underway again in Iqaluit, allowing work to resume on the Qikiqtaaluk Corp.’s 102-room modular hotel on Federal Rd. in Iqaluit. Crane operators will drop 62 modules into place this month to get the main structure of the building done in about 30 days. After that, the contractor will work on the building exterior, as well as plumbing, mechanical and electrical services. The modules, fabricated in about six months by a company called Stack Modular Structures Ltd. in partnership with Bird Construction Inc., were shipped directly from Shanghai, China in a voyage that took about 75 days. (Photo by Jim Bell)
Maybe we should get new homes built the same way.
We need lots of them.
In every community.