We arrived at the Pier 27 construction site last week to grab a quick tour with Site Supervisor Ashraf Makary, who was kind enough to show us aroundn. It was a pretty busy site with several important areas being worked on. Ashraf said that work was going forward at a healthy pace and that everything is on schedule.
See our photos from the excursion:
Entry gate to the site
The site of Building 'B' undergoing excavation
Still a lot of work to go but everything is going according to plan
The Casson Machine hard at work drilling a whopping 420 holes around the perimiter of the site in order to put the concrete wall up
The Casson Machine coming up after some drilling (check out the video at the end for a better idea of how it works)
The 'Tie-Back' Machine inserts tie-backs into the wall to support it (see the below video for more)
We also took a short video of some of the machines at work:
Many thanks to Ashraf for taking the time to show us around. For more information on Pier 27, click here.