Blimey Johnsy, don't throw out challenges like that!!
ps. right then - who's up for it?
Or diving in to the bay a la Mexico stylee
Bellway could ask me to do the photography! I would so love to get to the top of a crane and I wouldnt ask for anything for travel expenses.
I would love to get up there and shoot a panoramic of the City.
The crane stands ready for duty. The calm before the work! Soon the site will be bustling and at last the eyesore will be no more.
It looks like a miniature version of The Shard!
Work began first thing this morning. The crane was lifting items onto the shell of the tower building. Nice to see!!
They were lifting scaffolding for the shuttering to build the next floor. The uprights are now in place.
It wouldn't be fair to expect a daily update. On the other hand.... WHATSAPPENING!!
The new floor is being prepared
WOOT! Thank you!
Today's update: Rain seems to have stopped play: the builders seem to have disappeared. But some new men have arrived to put up a few signs and flags on the Promenade section leading to the Sales Office. I'll take some photos when it's nicer!
It's great to see that work is continuing, despite the bad weather.
There are signs up when you leave the dual carriageway for "horizon" which is what it's being marketed as. Sales office opens a week today. I hear they're having a launch with a band and a BBQ
A BBQ should be great in this weather!!?
The crane was working at one time today when I visited a colleague there. It was lifting stuff onto the tower.
The Bellway website has some information:
The second link has a good render of the tower.
Superb render of the tower! It gives a great impression of how the area will look like with it done, though I doubt it'll be that pretty in real life.
Nice render, it'll be nice to have something of a reasonable height on the peninsula at last.
Keep the photos coming as well, they are much appreciated.
There doesn't seem much going on at the moment except for some reason they have boxed in the base of the crane. Perhaps it's to protect it from people who want to climb it!
That's normal practice to prevent unathorised access (including those who want to take pics from top of crane!! )
Quite a lot of metal struts have been delivered. These are the sort that they put in place to give support to the concrete pillars that will support the next floor. When I visited my colleague this morning, they were sorting them out - no doubt ready for the crane to eventually lift into the tower for construction?
They have been receiving the temporary structure stuff all the time. But now they seem to have all gone home. The crane driver is climbing down from his crane at the moment.
Ah....remember today is P.O.E.T.S. Day!!!
Baywatcher - This may seem an odd question, but is the sight noisy? I mean, is it so loud that it's a nuisance to live next to?
They didn't use pile drivers as such. They did it by boring (bored piles). Even at its busiest the site was reasonably quiet.
I wonder if they'll have a viewing deck or restaurant up top? I'm sure Cardiff would be able to get some splendid shots of the area with his camera up there.
Will it even be big enough to warrant its own viewing deck?
Access to all Blocks/premises on site is only for residents. There is no roof access except for repair/maintenance. The highest point for a 'view' would be from the top apartment. Perhaps you might be interested in buying the Lease?
Shame, though I don't think it'll be tall enough to have a viewing platform.
Buying the lease? Please, if I had that kind of money I'd live somewhere else!
You wouldn't find anywhere to park if there was a viewing platform or restaurant.
Oh sunshine, wherefor art thou?
What is sunshine?
Sunshine is this warm, magical thing that brightens up wherever it travels. Unfortunately, it seems to hold a grudge against the United Kingdom, hence why it never visits.
"I wonder if they'll have a viewing deck or restaurant up top? I'm sure Cardiff would be able to get some splendid shots of the area with his camera up there.
Will it even be big enough to warrant its own viewing deck?"
hopefully planning on buying one, just have to wait until the prices are made available.
In this climate they shouldn't be too expensive!? Also (re LorddCrow's question) didn't the plans show a coffee shop type of retail at the bottom?
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