Now the fun starts

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From: I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 14:38:46 PST

Wilson Hall, the building where my office lives, is having some interesting
structural work done. The Wilson Hall Safety Improvements Project is described
at the page. The latest news on the
construction work is at the page. Work goes on at
night, and you can watch it at the page.
Last night they hoisted the 3 trusses you can see in the webcam shot.

The camera shot is from the 5th floor, east side. My office is on the 6th
floor, east side, just outside the stairwell which is a mirror image of the
west side stairwell you see in the webcam shot. The trusses are resting on the
6th floor, and will be used to support the 7th and higher floors when they cut
the crossovers loose on the west side to install slide plates and fix the
degrading joints. After all the structural steel is reattached and properly
tensioned, they should be able to removed the "diapers" which have been used to
catch the spalling pieces of concrete.


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