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Old Posted Jul 15, 2006, 6:07 AM
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has site demo started ?...wasn't groundbreaking supposed to be this month?
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2006, 4:28 AM
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anyone?
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2006, 11:55 PM
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........I seem to remember hearing that there was a LOT of site preparation before groudbreaking could start....it's a complicated site.
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I drove past the site tonight... the electricity is still on in the buildings, so demo isn't for a little while. No scaffold &c is there. There also appears to be some stuff still in there, which I presume someone might want to remove before it all ends up in the landfill.

They'd better start soon, before we hear that Mesa Development was sold to an Irish businessman for $65M.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2006, 4:31 PM
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geoff diamond on SSC reported that he is seeing the beginnings of site prep/scaffolding placement for this development. Anyone wanna confirm?
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2006, 11:49 PM
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if anyone in the area could give a walk by and confirm that site prep/demo scaffolding is currently being erected at the site, that would be great, because i'd love to get this bad-boy updated on the boom rundown list. thanks in advance.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2006, 1:37 AM
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^I'll be by there on the way into work tomorrow. . . will let you know. . . btw Steely. . . do you know where I put my farm photos? I can't seem to find them
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^ i'm sure i don't know.

but didn't dan K. also snap some pictures of the infamous farm that same day? maybe he's got his pics laying around somewhere?
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2006, 2:04 PM
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I walked by there two nights ago and saw what appeared to be the beginnings of some scaffolding.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2006, 5:17 PM
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Yeah. . . they started putting scaffolding up for this project. . . as well, the parking spaces are no longer accessible between the elevated tracks and the sidewalk. . . it's being cordoned off with Jersey barriers. . .
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2006, 5:37 PM
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Yeah. . . they started putting scaffolding up for this project. . . as well, the parking spaces are no longer accessible between the elevated tracks and the sidewalk. . . it's being cordoned off with Jersey barriers. . .
Is now the decorous time to start with the dancing bananas?
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Yeah. . . they started putting scaffolding up for this project. . . as well, the parking spaces are no longer accessible between the elevated tracks and the sidewalk. . . it's being cordoned off with Jersey barriers. . .
thanks tom. the status of this one has been changed to "site prep/demo" on page 1 of the boom rundown list. woo-hoo!
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thanks tom. the status of this one has been changed to "site prep/demo" on page 1 of the boom rundown list. woo-hoo!
At what point would it cross from being site prep to u/c?
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^ at whatever point they have significantly demolished enough of the exisitng buildings to be able to construct the foundations for the new tower, which i'm guessing will be caisson drilling. that probably won't happen until sometime this winter, at the earliest.
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^ at whatever point they have significantly demolished enough of the exisitng buildings to be able to construct the foundations for the new tower, which i'm guessing will be caisson drilling. that probably won't happen until sometime this winter, at the earliest.
Oh. Im not terribly knowledgable about these things. With my Paris Hilton moment in full swing, for some reason I thought that they simply reinforce the existing building and build on top. Never thought about the use of caissons or needing a new foundation.
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^ the foundations for the existing low-rise buildings, not to mention their above ground structures, are nowhere near strong enough to support an 820' tower. the existing buildings must be demolished, save for their facades, while an entirely new structure is erected behind them. it's a delicate and tricky process, but the same company pulled it off with the heritage, and it turned out quite nicely.
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I understand everything now. I wasnt using common sense before. Lets just blame it on the 400 LSD thread.

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Old Posted Jul 27, 2006, 10:39 PM
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^ the foundations for the existing low-rise buildings, not to mention their above ground structures, are nowhere near strong enough to support an 820' tower. the existing buildings must be demolished, save for their facades, while an entirely new structure is erected behind them. it's a delicate and tricky process, but the same company pulled it off with the heritage, and it turned out quite nicely.
Go ahead Steely, you can say the name of the company, as blasphemous as that may be to some of the people here.
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^ Awesome! I'm sold. It's banana time.

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