Saturday, July 2, 2011

6/19/11 - Progress on the Tower Piles

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours ... In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.  
HDT - Walden 1854

A couple weeks ago they had just started into the bedrock and you could see about where the 4 piles would be placed.  Now, there is no doubt.  Forms are secure about two of the piles and the center post on the remaining two is secure and ready for the cement to be poured.   Outside the immediate hole you notice the large piles of dirt and rock from the excavated cavity.  Most of it will probably be hauled away to land fill somewhere in the area.

Clearing of the initial hole continues

And the whole structure will rest upon these four pilings ... forever.

Fencing, secured by sandbags. northern side of the summit.

Piles of dirt and rock from the excavation

Dirt piles about the perimeter

Rocks about the lower parking lot - probably for the retainer wall.

Lower Parking Lot in process of being leveled.

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