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Old Posted Feb 9, 2015, 2:35 PM
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Just as long as they put everything back where they found it so the parking lot can reopen in three weeks.
I'm SURE that's the plan.
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I hear jackhammers.

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Old Posted Feb 9, 2015, 3:23 PM
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I hear jackhammers.
Oh yeah--you've got a ringside seat for this one, right? By the way, lots of detail in that shot when you click on it and blow it up to maximum zoom.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2015, 3:36 PM
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Oh yeah--you've got a ringside seat for this one, right? By the way, lots of detail in that shot when you click on it and blow it up to maximum zoom.
Yep! I'll be slowly watching my view westward become obscured over the next year, haha. All for a good reason, though. So happy to see this lot go away.
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I saw they ripped up some asphalt this AM.

I'll be happy to see them remove that fencing.
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Not to burst everyones development bubble, but until the Parkway Parking booth is fully removed, they could just be doing general soil borring testing.....just saying.........
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They are going to town on the east end of the lot installing what looks to be shoring of some kind. Also the guys on site are wearing Tutor-Perini hard hats so that's a good sign.

I say that because my first though was some kind utility work over by the old bank building.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2015, 8:21 PM
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Where are you guys from, Missouri? [That's a "Show Me State" joke.]
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They are going to town on the east end of the lot installing what looks to be shoring of some kind. Also the guys on site are wearing Tutor-Perini hard hats so that's a good sign.

I say that because my first though was some kind utility work over by the old bank building.
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Correct - the lot hasn't been ripped up yet, just the very back.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2015, 8:47 PM
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I kinda doubt that they would have put up this sign if they were just doing some preliminary soil sampling or utility work, with the intention of reopening the parking lot in a few weeks:



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However, they may be doing some foundation stabilization or utility relocation for that next-door building before they begin excavation and construction in earnest, similar to what occurred at 1919 Market.
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Still, if that's a test bore, it's the biggest one I've ever seen.
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Still, if that's a test bore, it's the biggest one I've ever seen.
From what I can tell this is just a test pit from the looks of it. They are most likely exposing the foundation walls and footings of the neighboring buildings. Similar to what occurred at 1213 Walnut. If it was bulk excavation they would not have box shoring on site.
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I wonder if this is similar to what was done at 1919 market before the real construction started. First few weeks of work revolved around shoring up the party wall area of the IBC building and it's below grade garage.
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I wonder if this is similar to what was done at 1919 market before the real construction started. First few weeks of work revolved around shoring up the party wall area of the IBC building and it's below grade garage.
That's what I think is happening (as I said in my previous post, but hidden underneath the photo I posted).

Plus, as I said, they wouldn't have erected the recently mandated L&I sign with the rendering if this was merely a temporary closure of the parking lot.
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Picture I got early. Definitely some preliminary work before excavation starts.

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Power Outage at RARC

Not sure if related, but the power went out tonight.

Fun times next to the construction.
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This building will add a lot of class to C.C. . Sort of an anti-grit agent .
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Not sure if related, but the power went out tonight.

Fun times next to the construction.
Power went out at 16th & Market too. Around 7pm though I think.
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This building will add a lot of class to C.C. . Sort of an anti-grit agent .
Among other things. PREIT and other developers purchased property on the 1500 not that long ago. When current leases end (such as those of eternity fashion and the dollar store), the building they inhabit will be redeveloped. With a corresponding rent increases. Not sure when these leases end, but it will be a little while.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2015, 1:39 PM
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Among other things. PREIT and other developers purchased property on the 1500 not that long ago. When current leases end (such as those of eternity fashion and the dollar store), the building they inhabit will be redeveloped. With a corresponding rent increases. Not sure when these leases end, but it will be a little while.
Not to mention there is already a ton of activity on the 1500 block- although there is still at big vacancy on the north side in that retail space with the chain link grate covering the front. Its been vacant forever. But overall things are looking up with the new liberty travel office and the Avenir work.
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