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February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« on: February 19, 2008, 04:00:00 AM »
February 2008 Downtown Construction Update



A look at the status of downtown's major construction projects in February 2008.

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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 02:37:01 PM »
Great updates! Jacksonville is the city on the rise :D 8).

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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 04:41:12 PM »
do you have any more info on the churchwell lofts?  assuming that the new courthouse will not be occurring in the near future, it would be a perfect location for a future criminal law attorney...
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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 09:58:28 PM »
When is shipyards supposed to be complete?

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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 10:05:33 PM »
a decade or so after the courthouse is completed.
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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 02:09:08 AM »
What no report on Cameron Kuhn and his new "vision", as he looks out on the city from his prison bars? LOL! :o
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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 01:42:19 PM »
have they completed the investigation into the Parking garage collapse?

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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 01:51:59 PM »
I heard a rumor that it had to do with the ground not being packed down well at the site (since that was reclaimed land and part of the ports in the early days.  However, I don't know if thats true.

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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 02:51:20 PM »
If only it would've been the jail to collapse, then it could be moved. I'm still looking forward to this topping out, it will be an emotional ceremony for sure, since a life was lost in the process. Either way, it is a nice complex and extends the skyline just a lil further east.
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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 05:05:15 PM »
I heard a rumor that it had to do with the ground not being packed down well at the site (since that was reclaimed land and part of the ports in the early days.  However, I don't know if thats true.

Thats a scary thought considering the tower will be constructed on the same soils...I thought it would have to do with the concrete not being strong enough to hold the weight of the decks above.  This is more worrisome imo.

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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 06:56:04 PM »
If the collaspe was due to soil some serious testing should be done before the tower resumes.  However, I doubt this is the true cause.

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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 07:32:02 PM »
I do as well. I do remember people stating that areas appeared slightly sagged lower than others, and cracking around columns in those areas. It could be the concrete itsself that failed due to inconsistencies in the concrete's mixture. Also, it may have settled and/or hardened wrong, before, or after other areas, causing structual deformities, and the eventual collapse. i'm no expert or anything, but I'm highly sure it has to do with the concrete itsself, and not the soil.
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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 07:40:40 PM »
I heard a rumor that it had to do with the ground not being packed down well at the site (since that was reclaimed land and part of the ports in the early days.  However, I don't know if thats true.

 :o.......

The original Berkman Plaza is slowing sinking into that same soil. Maybe someone should ask them why the pipes keep bursting...........
























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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 07:29:35 AM »
 Would they really build another tower if the other was sinking?   ??? 
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Re: February 2008 Downtown Construction Update
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2008, 08:42:14 AM »
One way failure could have occured on the deck is inadequete temporary shoring
of the deck slabs.

That's not to say that there could be geotechnical problems ( settling), since all
of that area is fill placed behind bulkheads on what was once river and wharves.
In theory, soil testing and foundation design should prevent settling.

The sudden nature of the accident would indicate that something else, or a combination of factors, caused the accident.

Until the investigation is complete, no one knows.