Filed under Construction

Second Floor Pour

They’re pouring the concrete for the second floor!

Second Floor Construction

Concrete pouring!

They actually finished one section today. It looks nice. As a professional concrete-pouring-consultant, I say they did a good job. I THINK they made a mistake earlier, however. There’s a section of wall that was poured a few days ago, and as soon as they built up the yellow floor, they seemed to realize their mistake. They spent yesterday jack-hammering the section down, and re-laying the rebar. Nobody’s perfect.

Construction TV

Shopping Center

Shopping Center

This is going up right outside our apartment. Since I’m at home all day, the banging of hammers can get a bit annoying. But it’s not bad. Plus, we get to watch it get built.

Construction

New shopping center

It’s only going to be about as high as the building next to it, so it won’t block the amazing sunlight that comes through our window in the evenings.

Construction Cranes

Construction Cranes

The construction cranes are awesome. I want to drive one. They’ve had some close calls with the building you see in that picture; there is a floodlight hanging off the side of the house that constantly gets hit by the cables hanging from the crane. There was a huge storm a few weeks ago that blew the tops of the cranes all over the place.

The photo of the construction was taken about a week ago, but we were watching since they were digging out the last of the dirt, and filling the lower section in with concrete. It’s exciting! They’re already laying rebar for the next floor.

I hope the shopping center is filled with awesome stores.