Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Oct 17, 2019 9:50:03 GMT -5
I have no idea why the excavation for the PPAC is resembling an open pit mine, unless...
^^^Open pit gold mine in California.
there's gold or some other precious metal being unearthed on Mt. St. James. If so, no worries about the endowment.
The grade to the bottom of the pit is so steep and slippery with the rain the contractor had to cable-pull a dump truck from the bottom of the pit this morning. The bottom is fairly far down, might be 30-40 feet below street grade.
I was looking for renderings that showed an aerial view of the final footprint to get a sense of what's going into that hole. I found on the code consultant's website a description of the services they provide for the project which included this sentence in a description of the project:
Currently under construction, the four-story facility features a 400-seat proscenium-style concert hall and theater, a 200-seat flexible experimental theater space, theatrical support spaces, multimedia teaching rooms, a café, an art gallery, and several outdoor amenities.
Picture below is the main entrance which I believe is from the upper side of the Hogan lot - ie. the doors in this picture face west and Hogan is on the left of the picture down the hill. It pretty clearly shows no more than 2 stories above grade. As you move up the hill (to the right) you get maybe another half to full story below grade, which means on the Luth side of the building you may have 2-3 floors below grade. That requires a deep hole to get the appropriate footings!
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Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Oct 17, 2019 14:06:46 GMT -5
The college says this is the view from Hogan. This is the west elevation fronting on the road between Hogan and Hart. As one can see from the sunrise in the east, HC students are late-nite owls.
The college says this is the view from Figge, Hogan (and Easy St. (unseen)) is off to the right.
I think this is the southwest corner. McCarthy Lane extended would be near the only tree you see, and Hart/Luth would be out-of-frame right. The main entrance is image left.
I think the proscenium stage is at the south end of the PPAC, and this is where the 'mining for precious ore' is occurring. I did not expect this, or any other major 'room' in the PPAC, to be buried so deep. There is a horizontal window band at the back of the stage, at the top. I have no idea how this glass may affect the acoustics.
I say that this is the location of the stage because at the north end, ......
is this dance studio. Note the top floor terrace, with a powerful view of Woostah.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Nov 2, 2019 5:03:47 GMT -5
The contractor has begun pouring concrete for the foundation for the northern half of the PPAC. The deepest part of the site is so deep the webcam can't see what is happening there. My guess is that part is where the elevators and emergency stairwell will be located. Given that there is a crane on site. the elevators and stairwell will be encased in a concrete core, which will rise to full height before the rest of the building. These cores are dictated by changes to building code after 9/11. ______________________ Separately, from watching the women's soccer game yesterday, a construction fence has been erected along the roadside edge of the plaza and landscaping on the east side of the field house at Luth.
Buried beneath much of this space are large concrete tanks used to detain stormwater runoff; these controls are required by the city to reduce flooding. Don't know whether these are not working as designed, or if the college intends using the surface area for something else.
The plaza should stay because the principal emergency egress doors for the 5-6,000 people attending an event in the field house open onto the plaza,
Also the practice football/soccer field to the north of Smith stadium had what looked to be several construction flags planted in it. The high pressure natural gas pipeline runs through part of this area. Is the pipeline being relocated, perhaps away from the proposed site for the new Jesuit residence on/near Avon St.?
6774, I had a similar thought but more for zooming capability but then realized my idea and yours would be impossible because suppose you and I were viewing the same camera. You wanted (and could) pan right and I simultaneously wanted the same camera to pan left. What would happen?
Another thought, I suspect there is a delay on the cameras and not truly "live." I just realized in looking at the O'Kane Tower clocks - at least the little you can see as it at the extreme top of the Linden Lane camera, the time seems at least a few minutes off from my atomic clocks at home. Either that or the clocks are not set correctly.
P.S. 6774, I must have missed the second part of your comment (i.e. automatic panning). Sorry.
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