This is how things looked on the day before this historic 'pour', the biggest in Vancouver's history. The historic crew too!
I got out to the Bridge at 8am. There were concrete trucks on Howe, Beach, & Granville.
There were two trucks feeding into each concrete pump.
It was pretty amazing. There were lots of people out on the bridge with me, including a top person with Dialog, the architectural firm here working with Bjarke Ingels, the Danish architect for Vancouver House. Some of the site supervisors were out there-- a safety man, and a man from Carion Construction. I'd talked to him before.
Conferring, watching, working, & there for the event.
The work is really strenuous. Someone from above manipulates where the pump hose is, but sometimes some one has to handle it.
They also prepared one rectangular area for a small platform (left).
When I came back at 4 pm you could actually see that the job was nearly done.
Pretty near the end. I left at about 5pm.
The next day there were new things to do. The place looked totally different with white plastic!
Gravel was being poured in from Howe to level another patch of ground for a lesser pouring of the north end. A little front loader was buzzing around moving it to flatness.
I couldn't figure these guys out.
Then there were a lower layer of the stabilization pipes that were removed.
They will all be stored off the east side of Granville Street.
That's it for now.