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14 hours ago, slcowart416 said:

Is there a webcam for the Sarofim Building? They have one for Glassell. How does one find these webcams?

 

There is no Sarofim Building. I assume you're talking about the new 20th/21st century museum expansion that recently broke ground, which is the Kinder Building. The entirety of the museum complex is named the "Sarofim Campus" though.

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Thanks hindesky for all the great pics.  I live out of state and it helps me keep up with the goings on in Houston.  If you're ever around the new Menil Drawing Institute, it would be nice to see what that looks like.  Thanks again!

 

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I didn't see the base for this tower crane that went up, it was so close to the northern wall I couldn't see it. The easternmost base still waiting for a tower crane. The Museum may have 6 tower cranes unless they take down one of the others down to use elsewhere.

 

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You see that wood wall on the all deep foundations, does it stay or go away?

 

What you are looking at is a Solider Pile with Timber Lagging retaining wall.  These systems are a common way of doing soil retention on deep excavations.  They are almost always left in place once construction is complete.  Sometimes they are used as the backside of form work for concrete placement (if that is where your permanent wall goes).  Other times the permanent wall is formed away from the lagging and the open void is back filled with soil or gravel.

 

If you would like to continue to nerd out on deep foundations check out two of the big contractors that play in this space:

https://www.berkelandcompany.com/sheeting-and-shoring

http://www.haywardbaker.com/solutions/earth-retention-shoring

 

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12 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

From Lake Flato's Instagram this week:

Our first ever DLT panel flying into place in Houston for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Conservation Center
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I had to Google "DLT". Sounds like a mortise and tenon joint, but on a larger scale? I gather this is a fairly new technique, as the first North American DLT plant apparently just opened recently.

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I'm sure that frosted glass isn't cheap but I wonder who pays to replace it, the general contractor or the glazier subcontractor?

 

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On ‎11‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 3:24 PM, mkultra25 said:

 

I had to Google "DLT". Sounds like a mortise and tenon joint, but on a larger scale? I gather this is a fairly new technique, as the first North American DLT plant apparently just opened recently.

North America’s First Dowel Laminated Timber Plant Underway

 

More like just dowel joints.

 

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They're adding a third crane to the new museum addition today. There were six 18 wheelers in the procession last night onto the site. We were stuck at the light while they were escorted in by

motorcycle police .  Passed by this morning and they had three sections of tower up and had part of main street closed . Big red crane lifting yellow sections.

 

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The northern tower crane on the Glassell School of Art is coming down this weekend. A fairly new 900 ton Liebherr crane is doing the job.

 

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I just left the site of the Glassell Plaza forgive me whoever its named after. They have just set the Anish Kapoor sculpture encased in a fairly remarkable steel crate, open.

Wish I could download my images. Hindesky you'd like the crane.

 

Huge!!. Go check it out!

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13 hours ago, Naviguessor said:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-houston-bean-0328-chicago-inc-20180327-story.html

 

Hilarious article in the Chicago Tribune. They are sounding very insecure...

 

reading the comments is a much more worthwhile endeavor. a couple of my favorites:

 

"Kapoor is obviously interested in selling overpriced Mirrored Monoliths to any and all takers. This version couldn't be creepier if Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott attended the dedication ceremony."

 

"I don't think they moved from Chicago. Odds are they were shot." 

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14 hours ago, Naviguessor said:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-houston-bean-0328-chicago-inc-20180327-story.html

 

Hilarious article in the Chicago Tribune. They are sounding very insecure...

 

That's probably one of the worst titles I've seen in an article this year.

 

The "Reporter" sounds like a resentful, hateful b*tch almost to the point where I question if she is being sarcastic or ironic.

 

If we are really that irrelevant and a "cultural abyss" then you don't talk about it, because its not worth talking about. People need to understand the definitions of the words they are using. Something spell check doesn't fix! I don't even care if this is an opinion piece. A person who is associated with a paper should be professional and literate.

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