Saturday, November 24, 2007

November 24, 2007

btw. 92nd and 93rd streets - west side of 2nd Avenue
Pieces of the new 48" sewer main have now been laid in the 20' deep trench on the west side of 2nd Avenue --

but certain obstructions, like this smaller sewer line, need to be relocated before the new main can be finished --

a closer view of the smaller line that is obstructing the new 48" main.

near the SW corner of 93rd and 2nd looking north
Trench work continues. The rotary drilling rig has now moved all the way up to the north end of the launch box, at 95th street. (Yes, the shadow is in fact the person who took this picture.)

NW corner of 95th and 2nd
Note: This is a stitched image.
Left-click on the image for a larger view.

NW corner of 95th and 2nd - looking south
A view of the rotary drilling rig with the sun directly behind it. (at about 1 PM)

a closer view of the rig.

and even closer.

the intersection of 95th and 2nd - looking east
Note: This is a stitched image.
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Yes, this Chase branch in in fact open, even thought it is not apparent how one would enter the branch from this angle.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

November 4, 2007

btw. 93rd and 94th streets
Looking through a piece of drilling pipe - approx 2 feet in diameter and 20 feet long.

the same piece of pipe - a wider angle.

This piece of equipment, a German made Bauer BG 22H rotary drilling rig mounted on a Caterpiller platform, arrived at the job site on Monday morning October 29th. The drilling portion of the machine stands about 70 feet tall.

This machine will be used to drill holes, about 2 feet in diameter, for the piles (the steel beams on the left in the image.) My guess is that these piles will support the outside walls of the launch box.

A closer view of rotary drilling rig.

A close-up view of the working end of the rotary drill.

And these are the piles that are being placed in the holes that are being drilled.

This store closed and relocated back in August. Most likely it will be some time before this location is rented again.

A jack hammer, a pair of boots and and a traffic cone.

A nice selection of tools at the job site.