Monthly Archives: November 2012

First vertical pylons

The first vertical steel beams are lowered into place with a small crane and excavation of the site can start. As workers remove more dirt, the pictured wooden slats will be installed between the vertical segments to form the walls … Continue reading

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Drilling pylon holes for retaining walls

A large drill creates holes around the perimeter of the building site. Later, long steel beams will be lowered into the holes and then wood will be inserted between the beams to create retaining walls as excavation starts for the sub-terranian … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking

At the groundbreaking ceremony, the USC Trojan Marching Band heralded the arrival of USC dignitaries, who gathered with the audience under a tent erected atop the construction site on the west side of the Pertusati Bookstore. Cardinal and gold confetti … Continue reading

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First steel beams arrive

  The first of the steel beams that will make up the retaining walls are delivered. Each are labeled with their location in reference to the perimeter of the building.  

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