Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Working Hour

We dubbed this the Leaning Tower Of Hippie. You can't actually see him though because he is down in the footing putting the rat sill down for the form but he's there. Don't worry, they did plumb it up after the form was placed around the steel.
I am forever fascinated with the shadows cast by the different materials and shapes that we create with them. I hate that I got that stupid lift in the pic and to have cropped it out would have taken too much away from the patterns. Oh well.

Tomorrow is Friday!!! Yippee!!!

*Tears For Fears


Floridacracker said...

Yippee ditto!

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

I kinda hope they pulled Hippie outta there before they poured the thing. lol. Cause it sounds like he's still down there.
It would be interesting to spend some time around this kind of work for a bit, just to see how different things are done. I hav'nt been around concrete construction all that much. Neat shadows Annie.

Pablo said...

I've read accounts of people taking apart old buildings and finding deliberate leavings by the original builders: initials carved in stone where they would never otherwise be seen, notes in tin boxes, old coins between stones. Do you guys ever do anything like that?

Eutychus2 said...

I like the photo of your 'shadows;' have you ever considered a 'collection of shadows' notebook? Good job Rex.

HermitJim said...

Once again./..some very interesting pictures!

You do know how to entertain, my friend!

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! Yea!!

Hey MArk! lol! I didn't word that exactly right, did I? It's actually kinda fun to pour so much concrete.

Hey Pablo! normally we don't but I have written several times about a few of the things we have done.

Hey Euty! I have not ever considered such a notebook but that is an excellent idea!

Hey Jim! thank you!