Today, the work crew removed the master bedroom closet, removed a layer of floor in the kitchen (only 4 or 5 more layers to go!), and cut open the kitchen ceiling to expose access all the way up to the roof.
They also removed the wall above the doorway where the kitchen joins the hallway. We’ll have a full 9 or 10 feet of clearance:
More pictures in http://electrictao.net/gallery/demolition3.