Wednesday, October 3, 2012
An Ambassadorial review and sky-high photos
Here is one of the columns I was pouring.
Those down there are the cages of steel that go into these columns. Massive, as you can tell by the person (that tiny green dot) standing beside one of them.
The concrete pump (left) and my high reach (right) down below.
The start of the other columns on this foundation. (Notice all of the spots holding water on the foundation? Those damn South Jersey finishers can't make anything flat!)
A bit of the jobsite. You can see, directly ahead, our next big pour (already formed up and ready to go). Beyond that, you can see the steel in place for the next pour after that, which is the same thing as the one before it.
Here is a picture of the last one of these turbines I did. The columns I am pouring now are inside of that labyrinth of scaffolding. The bit at the top is what we call the 'table-top'. For reference, this is eight foot thick of concrete. The columns are 22'(and 63/64"!) high. On the job I am on now, the columns are about 30', and the table-top is ten foot thick.
Just thought I would share these pictures with you guys. Pictures from high reaches are always nice.