Originally Posted by LostInTheZone
pretty much every single construction thread, people complain about how long foundation prep work takes. perhaps we would learn to stop being surprised every time this happens.
However, in Philly, the foundation permit can be a seperate permit from the building permit..
That's how they put in the foundation at 19th & Market years ago, then backfilled them and planted grass.
I forget if any foundations were actually poured for the Disney hole.
Similarly, I belive that if you look at Manayunk, the former Carmella's formerly (Arroyo Grill) had a very small building on a foundation which was reportedly designed to support a hotel in the early 1990s...