WUSTL East End Transformation

Construction activity, major renovations, office projects, etc. in the Central Corridor -- defined by the area south of Delmar Avenue and North of Interstate 44/55.
There's a huge pile of dirt mounding up on North Skinker at Olive. I had assumed that it was from excavation at Wash U, but now it seems they've covered it with straw, as if to grow grass. Does anyone know what's up? Is this pile of dirt here to stay?
framer wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:50 pm
There's a huge pile of dirt mounding up on North Skinker at Olive. I had assumed that it was from excavation at Wash U, but now it seems they've covered it with straw, as if to grow grass. Does anyone know what's up? Is this pile of dirt here to stay?
If they're going to reuse it as top soil later, then yes, they would want grass and weeds to start growing on it to prevent erosion. We'll surely get quite a few good thunderstorms before this project is over.
2 Cranes!

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The Construction Forum St. Louis is asking for help locating and photographing constructions cranes in the area. They're seeking an overall count for the region.

http://www.constructforstl.org/forum-in ... nt-cranes/
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Ooh red cranes


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My apologies if this has been mentioned already, but WashU is adding aother building to the project scope... per Biz Journal they'll have two engineering buildings instead of one.
WUSTL announced that last October.
Throwing this on here just because. By the way, from the renderings that have been released of Weil Hall so far, nothing too impressive. Just a three story glass box with the lower right corner missing. Hopefully god will be in the details on this one.

ImageScreen Shot 2017-08-09 at 2.33.08 PM by Alex Price, on Flickr
I think Weil Hall is going to be awesome. KieranTimberlake is a major, internationally renowned firm. They know details.
My WU spy sent this today.

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framer wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:50 pm
There's a huge pile of dirt mounding up on North Skinker at Olive. I had assumed that it was from excavation at Wash U, but now it seems they've covered it with straw, as if to grow grass. Does anyone know what's up? Is this pile of dirt here to stay?
WashU is currently building their CRETE house on this site, adjacent to the mound of soil as well. Outer walls and structure are complete. Link to more info.

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Three cranes!

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Wow! That looks like a strip mine!
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Kind of a sci-fi look to it. Like a moon base being built, only with more trees in the background.
http://fox2now.com/2017/09/22/police-ac ... on-halted/

Construction is halted. All those nice web cams aimed at the site are offline...
danke0 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:41 am
http://fox2now.com/2017/09/22/police-ac ... on-halted/

Construction is halted. All those nice web cams aimed at the site are offline...
Let's just hope there were no fatalities. Very sad to see.
Sep 19th

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A student was found dead at the site. Not good.

http://fox2now.com/2017/09/22/police-ac ... on-halted/