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Friday, August 23, 2013

A New Floor

Believe it or not, there is a new floor in the tabernacle.
It was raining this morning, so already the floor was wet.
This view from the southeast shows where the baptistry will be.
It was amazing to see a floor inside the tabernacle.
These two men were doing an impressive balancing act on the beams.
The new columns look like sentries.  The crane worked in the southeast corner.
These beams were daisy-chained in.
It didn't take the men long at all to unhook them.
Constant motion this morning, even in the rain.
This beam came in alone.  It was impressive to watch Mr. Crane turn and navigate the beam around the columns.
The black crane was working today, too.
There was quite an audience.
The southwest tower cap is still receiving attention.  Notice more beams being attached.
The rain added some color to the bricks today.  Plus, it cooled things down quite a bit, too.
The west lot changes minute by minute.  Notice the new structure behind Nu Skin.  I thought the new campus was going to be finished this month.  They're going to have to hurry.
Look carefully at this picture, because I was holding the camera level.  Concrete forms from the annex area, plus the huge square forms, are are now working on this side, which will be underground parking.
Machines in the south lot were very busy today.
Ed, the operator of Daddy Track Hoe, thought he had the south lot completely excavated, but it looks like someone vandalized the lot with loads of dirt so he's scooping it up again.
I watched the bulldozer for awhile and decided he was making a special parking spot for President Monson.
Someone has been busy tidying up the annex area.
I took some of these pictures today from my yellow ladder.  For the first time I noticed the waterproof membrane behind the east annex wall.
It was nice to be a little higher.

10 comments:

David said...

Ok. So if I follow you correctly, the floor of the second basement has been filled with another layer of concrete and the floor of the first basement is now being created by metal sheets. Is this correct? The temple cam at 4pm today shows a metal floor in the north entrance opening. Am I correct in my assumptions?

Julie said...

The floor of the lowest basement has not yet received that next layer of concrete that the plans filed with the City show. Not to mention the 18 inches of gravel that will go below that slab. But yes, the floor of the first basement, what I call Lower Level 1, is now getting the metal decking sheets. I also just saw what you saw on the temple cam at 4 pm today. I have been told not to worry, that the first floor will get that next slab pour. How? I hope I'm there to catch it with my camera. I'm honestly as puzzled as you are.

David said...

Yeah...it doesn't make much sense to have a roof over an area that is going to get a whole bunch of rocks and cement.... Strange....

Julie said...

I've been thinking about this all day. That very lowest level is not a crawl space. Remember that the exterior foundation has been covered with concrete fill, but it was quite deep before those pours. It's probably going to be easier than we are imagining.

David said...

Probably so. So, to get things straight, they will be putting another layer of concrete on the 2nd basement floor, correct? Or, based on these recent developments, perhaps the current slab that they have is sufficient?

Julie said...

The City plans show another slab, and I think that means I have to keep my eyes open and watch for gravel and then another pour. There are people I can ask, and I'm working on that.

darnell said...

I was delighted to see today when I visited the site that someone decided to add an American flag to the tower that is being repaired. I came home and got caught up on your posts and saw that you had a picture of it on your blog.

Me thinks I see a fountain! You may need your trusty ladder to confirm this but as I was peeking through the fence at what used to be 100S and 100W I see a circular raised concrete creation that looks like it is destined to hold water. It is ground level and on top of the driveway to access the underground parking from 100W.

Julie said...

I hope to get to the site tomorrow and will look for the fountain. Thanks for the tip!

David said...

Looks like the power has been out on the NuSkin building for a good while. Wonder when it will be back on....

Julie said...

Yes, I was frustrated, too. So, I'm home from the site. Give me a couple hours to get up a post. Decking for the ground floor is going in.