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Old Posted Jul 10, 2020, 7:19 PM
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I was pretty dubious . . . but I did hear from someone (whom I thought was probably in a position to know) that one of the developer principals had lost two close family members to COVID-19.

Regardless of whether that was the real impetus for the shutdown, that is terrible, sad, and devastating.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2020, 7:21 PM
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It wasn't necessary or unnecessary.

He was simply offering HIS opinion.

As people often do on internet discussion forums.

The fact that it so clearly triggered you actually says volumes more.

Last sentence was my read on his reaction as well - seemed to be somehow weirdly politically triggered.
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2020, 8:21 PM
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Some activity on site today. Gravel path to the excavation and some diggers moving about.
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Are they filling the mat slab with sand?
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^ very strange.

What IS going on here?
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Im hoping this is a good thing that maybe they're preparing to restart construction soon

But it could also be that they're preparing the site to be dormant for a little while longer.
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^ Another outdoor space, for 'virus dining, perhaps?
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Hmmm... I was wrong about a long stall when they covered the exposed rebar at Hudsons Site in Detroit, but that's just plastic covering the rebar... this is corrugated liners and crushed rock... Why would they fill in a (rather deep) excavated pile cap just to come back and dig it all out in a month to restart construction? Plastic bags over rebar columns cost little to nothing (pretty much just the labour) and can just be ripped off... crushed rock on the other hand... doesn't bode well.
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a very well supported parking lot.....
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If the crushed rock is not an indication of a restart, then how would one explain the following comments from the article linked above?

"...compared to the shut down picture we showed you in July, some dirt has been dug, some equipment has been moved, and there’s some new heavy equipment on site that wasn’t there before, including an excavator.

In the new picture, we count 26 rebar cages for the caissons. In the old picture, the number was closer to 20."
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^ Another outdoor space, for 'virus dining, perhaps?
Definitely - cages fro the small kids and teenagers that tend to spread disease even in the best of times.

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or possibly trying to keep the tops from getting bent when they are buried for a few years.
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If the crushed rock is not an indication of a restart, then how would one explain the following comments from the article linked above?

"...compared to the shut down picture we showed you in July, some dirt has been dug, some equipment has been moved, and there’s some new heavy equipment on site that wasn’t there before, including an excavator.

In the new picture, we count 26 rebar cages for the caissons. In the old picture, the number was closer to 20."
I love the optimism - but no - the sleeves had been trimmed down to what will be the bottom of the mat. The next step is to put in the "mud" layer (just done at SalesForce tower) . there is no reason to put gravel in on this level unless you are planning on burying it for a while. ( I hope I am wrong ).
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The rock could also be just to shore up the sheet piles to prevent them from collapsing over time. They're fine for a while as they were designed to be a cantileaved wall until the mat was constructed, but if left as is for a long period of time, (water) pressure would probably build up and this could cause Michigan Ave (or atleast the sidewalk) to become one with the excavation as I can't imagine it was designed to be a permanent wall.

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Also, FWIW in this picture from March (taken by Solar) I counted atleast 26 exposed drilled shafts.
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