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Excavation for the new 35 floor residential tower called 'The Pearl" has been progressing through the summer. Over the last week or two preparations for the foundation appear to have begun. I watched as a rebar cage was assebled in a roughly 10 foot deep square within the excavated area. The base of what appears to be either for a crane or concrete pump was placed with its footings in the rebar and concrete then poared. I have a few photos from my phone camera and will post once I figure out how.