It’s a brand-new year and the skies are clear. It’s the middle of the week, which means info from the construction geek. Here are the first updates of 2012:
*The excavation of the basement area is expected to be completed tomorrow. This basically means you’ll be able to distinguish the outline of the new building.
*Weatherization of the dirt in the basement area is expected to be completed by the end of the week. This process helps the dirt absorb water in the event of a storm, which thankfully isn’t on the radar. On a related note, the crushed concrete from Lot W has been brought back to the basement area as backfill.
*A surveyor is scheduled to come out next week in preparation for drilling of the elevator pit, which will be in the northwest corner of the basement area. That’s where the first batch of concrete will be poured.
*Welding continues in the northeast section of the steam tunnel.
*The majority of the backfilling of the northwest section of the steam tunnel is complete. That means the demolition of the existing steam tunnel can begin, which is expected to take place next week.