When I went out to check on the progress on the new wall for Patrician Design yesterday morning, the rebar was pulled out of the trench for the new footing and a construction worker was digging in the trench. I asked him if he had run into problems with the footings, and he said he was having to dig out under the floor because he had to jack up the building. I went back out at 3:00 pm and he was still working on it, and while I was talking to him, another guy pulled up with a few new tools to help them to jack up the building. Meanwhile, they shut down the alley behind the office to rebuild it. They were out with a backhoe breaking up the old asphalt and concrete at our back door bright and early.
Digging out the original foundation which is made of the large rocks along the inside of the rebar.
A wider view of the trench, rebar and rocks from the foundation.
Closer view of the floor they were preparing to jack up. You can see a large granite boulder leaning against the rebar he dug out from the original foundation.
Working on the alley behind the office. The parking garage in the background is where I had been taking photos of the construction of the Imperial Building over the past year.
The back (north side) of the Imperial Building taken from the roof of our office.
The alley looking straight down from the roof of our office through a super wide-angel lens. The concrete step in the bottom center of the photo is the step up to the back door to the office. My desk is about 15 feet from where the guy closest to the step is standing.