Sunday, November 9, 2008

The show must go on.

We have, for years now, been enjoying the construction show out our back windows. There is a new building behind us now that we've watched go up from a bare shell. It seems they're now in the interior and while we can tell that there is still work going on, it is no longer as interesting to watch as it used to be.

However, looks like there's a new show in town. Just recently, the old decrepit abandoned building directly behind us was dressed up in fancy tarps.

Then the banging started. Yes, this guy in flip flops did walk out on this 3rd floor ledge and wrestle this pipe off the wall with what looked like a hammer and his bare hands.
Then the big hammers started in. The guys were out there all day. Mostly being safe...
but sometimes, I'd catch one of them doing something scary. Like this guy on the edge of the roof, smacking the wall beneath his feet... I can't stop watching though. I have to see what's going to happen next.
I wonder how long it will take to remove a 3-story building? Wonder what they will place there next?


MsTypo said...

Construction standards and laws in the developing world continue to amaze and freak me out. My favourite is the bamboo scaffolding.

Tina in CT said...

Can't believe they are doing it by hand and not bringing in the big machinery. Third world country?

Connie said...

The scaffolding seems strong enough... the walking surface is usually one board wide though, and they don't hold on... eep!

They might bring in heavy machinery later. We watched machines with the building behind this one. I wonder if they can't recycle more of the rebar, or whatever, by taking it down by hand?

Simple Answer said...

WHo needs TV? I love to watch this stuff!