Saturday, May 22, 2010

ACBL move complete, museum under construction

The ACBL move to the new headquarters is complete. Below is a snapshot of the some of the cubicles:

When I came to the ACBL in 1997, there were about 100 workers. I left a year later and returned in 2002. I don't know the headcount then, but now it's in the low fifties. More and more work has been replaced by technology. Workers don't have to count masterpoint slips -- that is done electronically. Many of the other things that need to be done by a bridge federation can be handled by fewer humans because of advanced technology.

The only part of the new building that is incomplete is the Morehead Library, the museum and the Hall of Fame complex. From what I've seen and heard, it is going to be spectacular. The museum will be interactive. You will be able to listen to a voice that describes the rich ACBL history as you tour it. The Hall of Fame used to be mostly photos hanging on the wall, but that will be improved, too. The tropies will be housed in handsome trophy cases.

Above, a worker lays carpet in what I think will be the Hall of Fame. On the floor at the right, you can see marble with representations of different playing cards.

Above you see workers in the Morehead Library doing prep work for the bookcases.

Images by MOJO and taken with my P&S.


  1. Thanks for the comment love, Josie.

  2. How will you get any work done in such a beautiful place? I'll bet it is exciting to see the building in its final stages of construction.

  3. Your new headquarters look lovely (if a little corporate).

    Unfortunately, jobs are disappearing in all sectors because of technology (and outsourcing).