Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ABC Wednesday - M is for Mound, Mounted, and Massive

The last street-level mound of dirt in the excavation of the First and Main building's future home. I took this photo last Friday after work.
mound_dirt
When I rode the bus by on the way to work Tuesday morning, I could tell that the mound no longer reached the top of the steel inserted into the ground, the steel that made the walls to hold the shape of the excavation. I noticed this because a welder's sparks, situated right where the dirt had been on Friday, caught my eye. I immediately thought, "They're welding parts of that steel together, parts that had been covered with dirt until now." So after work I stopped to get another look. Imagine my shock when I saw this piece of heavy equipment sitting there, appearing for all the world to be mounted on top of the narrow steel wall. In looking closely, I believe I see a sort of steel shelf beneath the treads.
mounted
The excavation of an entire city block for a 15-story building is makes for a massive hole in the ground.
massive

If you're of a mind to, go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place for loads of other ABC Wednesday blogs! You'll need to look at the comments at her blog to find out who is participating this week.

15 comments:

leslie said...

Hey, great original idea for today's M words! Fabulous shots, too. :D

Jim said...

Wow, looks like its going to fall over. Thats a big hole.

Gordon said...

That massive piece of machinery certainly seems to be in a precarious position.

George Townboy said...

M is for mighty fine photos and mighty nice post ... I like this!!

Paulie said...

Interesting -- I forgot to do mt Hood and was sure you would have it covered but got a surprise, a nice one at that. Great choice.

Andrea said...

Great M post on a construction site.

WendyB said...

Looks like my neighborhood! Lots of construction going on.

photowannabe said...

An original post for the letter M. That dozer looks a bit precarious hanging there.

Anne-Berit said...

Great M-post!

Neva said...

wow...that's a powerful big "M"!
I hope you can stop by here or here!

Chuck Pefley said...

I really like that dappled light in the first photo with the huge mound of dirt! Nice capture!!

John said...

Great idea for M.

Dragonstar said...

That is certainly a Massive excavation!

Katney said...

It looks pretty precarious sitting there.

Miss_Yves said...

Original ideas to show the work in
a
modern city!
Miss Yves