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Old Posted Dec 18, 2018, 9:09 PM
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This is fast digging. I notice office tower excavations are generally a lot faster than condo ones. Guess actually making money only comes when the building is completed, and you don't want to keep good high-paying tenants waiting too long.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 6:09 AM
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I've been having trouble again the last few days with Imageshack. If anyone can't see the photos below please let me know.



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Old Posted Jan 27, 2019, 5:57 AM
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Looks like they might be putting in a second crane eventually.




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Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 10:31 PM
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I guess that explains why the first is a luffing crane in a relatively open area.
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2019, 12:04 AM
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I've been wondering if they will add another luffing crane to this site or would they choose to go with a regular tower crane. The placement of the base of the unit and the space in general I think they will put another luffing crane though.
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The base sort of looks smaller than the one used on the first crane.
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When I went by yesterday I saw a machine projecting a stream of something into the pit. At first I thought it was concrete but when I went around to the alley side to have a look I saw that it was rocks, as in large gravel. I don't recall ever seeing something like that before.




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When I went by yesterday I saw a machine projecting a stream of something into the pit. At first I thought it was concrete but when I went around to the alley side to have a look I saw that it was rocks, as in large gravel. I don't recall ever seeing something like that before.

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Stone Slinger! (may or not be Tm'd) They're a high-speed conveyor belt system, able to shoot those stones (or sand or dirt, etc) a good distance, with great accuracy. When I first discovered them, I'd just seen the trucks driving around, and was pretty impressed when I saw it in action, shooting stone through a wall opening, forming a nice neat pile inside.
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Homer Street is closed for another crane lift this morning. It looks like the second crane construction, although I didn't see any mast or jib elements yet.
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Stone Slinger! (may or not be Tm'd) They're a high-speed conveyor belt system, able to shoot those stones (or sand or dirt, etc) a good distance, with great accuracy. When I first discovered them, I'd just seen the trucks driving around, and was pretty impressed when I saw it in action, shooting stone through a wall opening, forming a nice neat pile inside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=i1kIfVLaGL0


Pretty cool. Would love to play with one sometime. Thanks for the info.


Here are some pics from today's crane installation (~2:30 PM).



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From a few minutes ago.



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That's a front row seat from home!
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:32 AM
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Big slab pour on Saturday. The first pic was taken about 1:00 PM, the second was about 4:30 PM.



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Old Posted Feb 11, 2019, 10:37 AM
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Thanks.
Core doesn't look as beefy as I thought it would
- given that all the steel cubes will be cantilevered off of it (I think).
May get thicker walls closer to grade.

EDIT - there will be columns taking the load straight down, too:

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