Thursday, October 22, 2009

Konstruktion Kronikle

For the last few months, I've been doing quasi-weekly updates from the Recovery Cafe and A.L. Humphrey House sites. This was all well and good when they were getting things demolished or laying foundations and whatnot, but it's absolutely no good in showing all the progress they've made in just a short amount of time. So, with the aid of time lapsed photography (meaning that I took pictures one fine day, then returned two weeks later), I'll show you how quickly these projects are being built. Let's start with the Recovery Cafe:

Here it is two weeks ago. The level of construction is even with the sidewalk. And now currently:

They've built an entire story in that time. Can you feel the progress? Because I sure can! Three more stories to go.

Here's the A.L. Humphrey House two weeks ago:

Sorry about shooting (almost) directly into the sun. Here's what it looks like this week:

Yes, they've forged ahead considerably. Four more stories to go.

These buildings will continue to go up very quickly. They're simple, unadorned designs built for practical use. Yes, they are projected to be boxy, but that might not be a bad thing. We'll see about that when they're finished. Until then, we can only marvel at how quickly they're going up.

Of course, what post would be complete without a shot of the A.L. Humphrey's crane? Here is it:

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