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Dominion Resources: New High-rise Building Planned for Downtown

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4 hours ago, cwd221 said:

Anybody have any clue what those white sheets do?

It's just temporary; used during the spray fire proofing of the steel.

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At sometimes this building reminds me of the new Capital One HQ tower they're building in Tysons/McLean. At the right angle, it looks so slim sleek and sexy and other angles it looks outright fat :rofl:

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I've noticed from the more recent photos posted here that the concrete pump arm is no longer on top of the apparatus at the top of the elevator shaft.  This sort of leads me to believe that there might not be any additional concrete levels added to what's already there.  The only thing I question is that they have not started to disassemble the apparatus yet, so I'm not sure what the delay is if they aren't going to pure any more concrete.

Also, does anyone know what the white blocks are that they have put on the floors just below the white screened-off area (reference the construction webcam and you can also see them a bit in the photos above)?

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On 12/28/2017 at 9:52 AM, eandslee said:

I've noticed from the more recent photos posted here that they concrete pump arm is no longer on top of the apparatus at the top of the elevator shaft.  This sort of leads me to believe that there might not be any additional concrete levels added to what's already there.  The only thing I question is that they have not started to disassemble the apparatus yet, so I'm not sure what the delay is if they aren't going to pure any more concrete.

Also, does anyone know what the white blocks are that they have put on the floors just below the white screened-off area (reference the construction webcam)?

That makes sense.  Looks like the 20 floors plus two mechanical floors.  Now the crown will protrude for the equivalent of another 3 floors.  Perhaps the concrete apparatus will be used on the parking deck (looks like it needs at least another level)?  I imagine the rest of the shorter structure will just be steel.

I am also curious about the blocks now that you point them out.  Perhaps just materials still wrapped?  They may be around the size of the window panels.

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22 hours ago, Icetera said:

I am also curious about the blocks now that you point them out.  Perhaps just materials still wrapped?  They may be around the size of the window panels.

I think maybe you are on to something there...it looks like they ARE the size of the window panels and from what I can gather from the webcam, it looks like they are pulling out window panels from a white package of the same size and putting up glass panels on the east side of the tower (great guess!).

I think that the glass panels will start on the fifth floor of the north side of the tower as the parking structure will be four stories tall (if I recall correctly).  Nice to see the work progressing along though...I'm just really curious to see how the top will turn out.  Wish we could see it as it happens in the webcam.

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Looks like they are removing the scaffolding from the concrete elevator shafts today.   Can’t see but so much in the web cam, but that’s what it looks like. 

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