Happy Labor Day to all the hardworking men and women who have put in long hours on the CTA substation project!
Here is a retrospective look at what you've accomplished so far.
|October 2012: The project begins and the trees are cleared.|
|November 2012: Work grinds to a halt while some bureaucratic kinks get worked out.|
|January 2013: Work resumes with a roar as huge steel panels are driven deep into the ground.|
|March 2013: Holes are cut in the steel preparing it for the tiebacks and walers.|
|April 2013: The magnificent Hütte inserts tiebacks in the midst of a rainstorm.|
|Also in April 2013: Your humble blogger is rewarded for her literary and photographic labors |
with a lovely pink hardhat.
|May 2013: After all the dirt was excavated to street level, the wall came tumbling down.|
|June 2013: Shear studs are added to the steel panels, as well as a second, lower, row of walers and tiebacks.|
|July 2013: The steel panels are sandblasted and treated with waterproofing.|
|August 2013: After an intricate web of rebar is constructed, |
concrete is poured to a depth of four feet
for the foundation of the building.