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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:00 AM   #481
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:12 AM   #482
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Very well done! Can't wait to see it raise above the street!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:49 AM   #483
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I'm not sure well see it above street level until the end of July. But, Glad to see some progress in the hole.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 02:17 PM   #484
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Pipes, pipes, pipes... weird.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 03:17 PM   #485
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Those 'pipes' are probably just temporary supports to stop the walls caving in until more permanent structures are in place (at a guess).
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 03:26 PM   #486
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i guess the core will begin to rise maybe this or next month
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 04:18 PM   #487
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I confirm that these pipes are used to keep the U-profiled steel plates on their place (also called sheet pile walls) and protect them against buckling.

The use of this plates is common when digging under ground level and under the water table. This way, water can't pour in, and surrounding buildings wont settle. An other used permanent method are boring piles of concrete.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 04:45 PM   #488
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....every new update, pipes and more pipes...
It would be great if you were really into pipes though
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 05:30 PM   #489
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 06:05 PM   #490
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The pipes are called "rakers" and are a very common part of earth retention systems used in deep excavations.
It's interesting that no work has been done on the core, and it looks like there is no intention to do so. Where are the forms? Why did they stop?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 08:25 PM   #491
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The pipes are called "rakers" and are a very common part of earth retention systems used in deep excavations.
It's interesting that no work has been done on the core, and it looks like there is no intention to do so. Where are the forms? Why did they stop?
They've been excavating and building up the lower levels.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 08:28 PM   #492
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I'm not sure well see it above street level until the end of July. But, Glad to see some progress in the hole.
I am sure it will raise more than four stories above the street level at end of July since it is showing alot of process than before lately.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #493
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Old June 9th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #494
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Pipes everywhere
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #495
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they've removed some of them, some weeks ago there were much more
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #496
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they seem to be moving good progres
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Old June 9th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #497
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Fewer pipes. Hope this is good news.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #498
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whats up with pipes
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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #499
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Awesome Tower! Beautiful Design!

Only thing is that its a little thin.....but apart from that, its great!!
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Awesome Tower! Beautiful Design!

Only thing is that its a little thin.....but apart from that, its great!!
Not thin that's the core..you'll see it in a couple of months..youl have a better ideea then
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