Sunday, October 13, 2013
Better Living though Modular-ness
There were things a-happening this weekend on 3rd between Blanchard and Bell. It was kind of tough to miss, because the entire street was blocked off. Why? Well, they were stacking things. I wrote about the construction a while ago and a helpful commenter wrote that the building next to Dan's was partially pre-fab in nature. Very correct; in fact it's modular. They start out with something that looks like this:
Then they get a huge crane to start stacking them like so:
And this is as far as they had gotten by this morning:
Did they finish? I'm guessing that they didn't, which means more traffic fun next weekend.
As for the building itself, I don't know. I'm not sure how I'd feel about living in a pimped-out shipping container. And how does this whole thing work? I mean, how do you get to your apartment - a system of pulleys or are they going to build an elevator? At the moment, it has not infrastructure, just a base. I'm interested in seeing how this turns out, but I don't think I'd want to live there.
Posted by Igor Keller