Flash Back Friday – Aerial shots of The Sanctuary under construction

Sanctuary construction site May 2002

Sanctuary construction site May 2002

Just a few weeks away from the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  This week, aerial shots of The Sanctuary under construction. For months and months, dump truck came onto Kiawah Island, bringing in a quarter million tons of dirt to raise the entire Sanctuary construction site from it’s original level of 6 feet above sea level to 21 feet, high enough to protect against storm surges and, also, for guests to stand anywhere in the first floor lobby and see the tide breaking at mid-tide.

September 2002 Sanctuary construction

September 2002 Sanctuary construction

With the 15 foot elevation change, designers were able to design underground walkways and storage areas.  These walkways allows all equipment movement t happen underground, away from the presence of guests, making for a more enjoyable stay for all.

Sanctuary construction site December 2002

Sanctuary construction site December 2002

By the end of 2002, a broad outline of the Sanctuary under construction is taking shape.

January 2003

Sanctuary Construction January 2003

By early 2003, the construction site is a bee hive of activity.

April 2003

Sanctuary construction April 2003

By April 2003, vertical construction has begun.

Sanctuary construction July 2003

Sanctuary construction July 2003

By July, the building is starting to take shape.

December 2003

Sanctuary construction December 2003

By the end of 2003, the major exterior construction was nearly finished.

Sanctuary construction Spring 2004

Sanctuary construction Spring 2004

By the spring of 2004, landscaping has begun to be planted to allow maximum time to mature by opening.  Most of the interior work was underway.

Sanctuary construction Summer 2004

Sanctuary construction Summer 2004

By the summer of 2004, most of the work had been completed with the final work on the pool area under construction.

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Finished Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

All those months of work to produce one of the great seaside destinations in the world!

 

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