|I went to the construction site earlier than expected today. (My other favorite site was down.)|
There is no denying the effect our morning sun has on the quality of pictures.
|For the first time in months, there were no track hoes working in the basement. I believe this is another sign that this is as deep as it's going to get.|
|The entrance to the basement is in the center of the south face.|
|Here's a better view of that entrance. In this picture you can see that First South is completely gone. The green construction curtain is at street level.|
|The dirt ramp to the basement can be seen from this north east view.|
|This is another view of the ramp from the northwest. Notice the progress on the pier supports.|
|Welders continued to work today -- a nice job in 25 degree weather.|
|I found myself preoccupied with what I considered to be mysterious behavior in the north lot.|
These are pools of muddy ice. At first I thought these were pools of clay with Bentonite in it, but there were no empty bags to substantiate that guess.
|Mr. Track Hoe drove to the east pool and began scraping up the mud, releasing a lot of steam.|
It would have been more fun to watch if I had known what he was doing.
|This is how deep he dug the second hole.|
|He spun the drill to remove the dirt when he was finished. Don't try this with cake batter.|
|While studying my photographs, I noticed that the walls have been marked and measured.|
Don't try this at home, please.
|Progress continues on the structures which will support the red silo.|
|The orange silo in the south lot is gone. In its place is this new plastic house. I can't even guess.|