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Old Posted Mar 1, 2016, 2:56 AM
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Work site looked empty today. Should we start worrying?
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Work site looked empty today. Should we start worrying?
Could be that they took the today off. Some days like leap day could be consider a weekend by some companies. Or could be waiting for the tower crane to arrive since there isn't much left to do at this point.
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Could be that they took the today off. Some days like leap day could be consider a weekend by some companies. Or could be waiting for the tower crane to arrive since there isn't much left to do at this point.
..or maybe it was just too muddy and they said F* this.
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..or maybe is was just too muddy and they said F* this.
Lol.... right! That sounds like something I would say.
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2016, 7:55 AM
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Work site looked empty today. Should we start worrying?
West Street was closed off today between 5th and 6th. Could be they are ready to put the crane up.
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West Street was closed off today between 5th and 6th. Could be they are ready to put the crane up.
Yay! From the photos it doesn't look like they left a ramp in place for the excavator to make an exit from the pit.
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 5:20 PM
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Tower crane?? They still have roughly 15 feet to excavate.
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 8:40 PM
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Based on the site plan the lowest garage level is 52.3' down. Not sure if they are there yet.
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They were busy at the site today. Still digging by the looks of it.
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Still digging...

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I think they are using 2 x 12's to shore up the sides. If that's the case, it looks like they are at the 45 to 46 foot mark with about 6 feet to go.
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A permit was filed today for lane closures to install the tower crane. May 13 through May 16 is the date of the installation.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11503108


A permit was also filed for a "mat foundation" concrete pour May 6 through May 9. The Google tower had a mat foundation.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11503085
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2016, 2:45 PM
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I'm no expert but if they are placing concrete I'm assuming they are at the bottom of the excavation

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That seems strange. I don't see any rebar that would be used in a mat foundation and there are no caissons (yet).
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Looks like a "mud slab." Because the excavation terminates in this highly expansive shale soil, they immediately cap it with 3 to 4 inches of low strength concrete to protect it from the elements during construction. Otherwise the shale could swell tremendously. They just penetrate the mudslab with the foundation. I'm sure they are at the bottom here.
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Grateful for you scraperwill - I had no idea about that kind of thing.
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Looks like a "mud slab." Because the excavation terminates in this highly expansive shale soil, they immediately cap it with 3 to 4 inches of low strength concrete to protect it from the elements during construction. Otherwise the shale could swell tremendously. They just penetrate the mudslab with the foundation. I'm sure they are at the bottom here.
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I'm no expert but if they are placing concrete I'm assuming they are at the bottom of the excavation

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Really excellent picture of the site. This one has seemingly taken forever but just look at the scope of that hole and they have had such little staging area to work with.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2016, 10:40 PM
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I'm no expert but if they are placing concrete I'm assuming they are at the bottom of the excavation

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Gonna be a swimming pool by the end of the weekend.

http://imgur.com/h3dtOAz
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