A construction site in Charlottetown is turning heads for its unique approach to building an apartment building.
There’s a roof — but no walls — on what will be a four-storey building on Malpeque Road.
Workers are building the roof on the ground first, then they’ll cut it into sections and use a crane to hoist it into place after the walls go up.
It’s one of only a handful of buildings in the province that have been built roof-first, according to Engineers P.E.I.
The owner, Bill McInnis, said the sight of a roof on the ground is making a lot of people curious.
“We’ve had a lot of people stop, wondering how the heck we got a roof before we have the walls,” he said.
One of the main reasons for building it on the ground is for safety in the winter conditions, McInnis said.