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    Quote Originally Posted by CroCajun1003 View Post
    _ I know its just pictures of construction and descriptions that I don't always 100% understand, but for some reason I'm absolutely hypnotized by these updates and I get really excited every time a new one comes up.

    Thanks again Helmut. _
    Thank you very much. I am interested in the project not only because it involves the University but I went to Hamilton Lab School (now Hamilton Hall) first through eight grade. I saw Denbo, Bancroft and for that matter Angelle constructed during my years at the school. Many fond memories of my times spent on that play ground. Also I was in the Pride of Acadiana and spent many an hour out on the same grounds.

    Being an Engineer it is also very interesting to watch the construction. (I had no involvement in the design of this project) Generally, it is very satisfying to watch a project I may have envisioned in my head and then transferred to paper and then actually be constructed and completed. Eventually people will use the project whether, whether it be used to get to and fro; to live in or on; or to provide basics for a civilized life. (that's why they call it "Civil" Engineering). The people who use a project daily have no idea who designed the project nor do they have any idea what was involved in building the project. For me I like it that way. I feel sorry for the people that designed this particular project because they are no where near here and can't follow the project on a daily basis.

    It was, and still is, my intention to chronicle the project on a weekly basis from the beginning to the end. I typically take the photographs and post on Saturday.

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    Excuse the construction pun...but i'm riveted by this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CroCajun1003 View Post
    _ Excuse the construction pun...but i'm riveted by this thread. _
    Yea but who "SCREWED UP" the Lamson Project?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    _ Yea but who "SCREWED UP" the Lamson Project????? _
    I don't know. Probably some tool.

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    Another week of good progress. they have continued to erect scafolding for brick work and they have their first load of bricks delivered.
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    North end of Baker Dorm
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    South end of Baker dorm
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    Baker dorm from Tulane Ave.
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    Tulane Ave dorm stair wells and elevator shafts under construction.
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    Parking Garage as of April 30, 2011 another good week of progress.
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    East side ramps taking shape
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    Parking Garage from Tulane Ave
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    Parking Garage Close up
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    Another close up
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    New Credit Union offices.
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    thanks helmut,
    i was curious where the tilt panels at cajun field had disappeared to.


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    I went and took some pictures today of the construction. Its amazing, its like the parking tower is a big, real life Lego set. They lift a section, put it in place, attach it, then move on to the next one, everything has a specific place and locks in to the other pieces. Being a fan of Legos when I was a kid, it's really cool to watch.




    Some more pictures I took today of the construction:
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    this parking garage design looks better than the taft st one, any info on that helmet?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ulforlife View Post
    _ this parking garage design looks better than the taft st one, any info on that helmet? _
    It looks like the new one's going to be bigger, taller, and like the parking tower downtown. What I mean, is that it looks like the floors will be level and there will be up and down ramps, instead of the parking space itself being slanted to get up and down like the one there already.

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    Tulane Avenue dorm slab as of 5/08/11 if they are consistent, this Dorm will be named Huger. Looks like they will place concrete after the stairwells are finished
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    Tulane Ave dorm stairwell
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    Baker Dorm as of 5/08/11. Looks like they have the first few courses of brick around a good part of the building and will start brick work in earnest this week.
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    North end of Baker Dorm
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    South end of Baker Dorm
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    View of Baker dorm from Tulane Ave.
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    Story pole used by brick layers to assure a level brick course around the building and that headers over windows and doors are at the same level. Brick layers don't like you messing with this.
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    Parking Garage as of 5/08/11. This will be a very imposing building. some may not like it because it will be out of proportion to other buildings on campus.
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    East ramp structure taking shape.
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    View of parking garage from Tulane Ave.
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    West ramp of parking garage
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    Korbels sticking out to support ramps for the parking garage. The ramps will be on the interior of the building with the exterior floors level. You will see each floor as level from the outside.
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    Counterweights on the crane used to lift precast concrete sections.
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    January 2, 2011
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    May 8, 2011
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    January 2, 2011

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    May 8, 2011
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    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ Parking Garage as of 5/08/11. This will be a very imposing building. some may not like it because it will be out of proportion to other buildings on campus.


    View of parking garage from Tulane Ave.
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    You are not kidding. It's already kind of imposing in this picture.

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    Consistent progress through the week. Brick work has started in earnest this week and has progressed above the bottom of the second floor windows. More interior work being done.
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    Close up of the brick work

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    Tulane avenue dorm as of 5-14. Just placed concrete this morning.

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    Parking Garage as of 5-14

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    Parking Garage from McKinley

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    Parking garage from Tulane Avenue
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    The parking garage will be a huge structure.


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    Today I noticed that they are in the process of removing all the Air Conditioner units and some furniture from old Baker and Huger halls. I guess they are pretty confident that the new Baker Hall will be finished for the Fall semester.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ Today I noticed that they are in the process of removing all the Air Conditioner units and some furniture from old Baker and Huger halls. I guess they are pretty confident that the new Baker Hall will be finished for the Fall semester. _
    Big boss says August. Just need a few more weeks of good weather and it will be about all inside for this one. One big dorm. And more coming. Parking garage will help a great deal - depending on cost!! Impressed with construction crew. Getting after it. Seems well coordinated.

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