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I'd like to hope that this is the real excavation but I have been misled in the past. In the early summer I stood (while on break from work) and watched with unabashed glee as a large portion of the north-west corner of Uptown/Blu Crystal Blown was excavated (6m+). Later, I found pictures posted on UT which showed that the site had been filled in. A subsequent visit to the site confirmed my deepest fears. Alas, it was true the hole had been filled and the site was once again a segregated pasture.

I wish I could get excited about this digging, I really do. I'm just fearful this is a bit like the 'non-nude' models, who are more attractive than regular ol' porn stars, and make you pay 19.95$ a minute to browse their sites in search of a little true satisfaction.

In short, its a tease.
 
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The above photo of the excavation has me perplexed. Surely, that cannot be the National Club foundations, right? It's concrete and I assume that the National Club would be stone/brick or block? Or is it the foundation for the old Woolco building?
 

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Some Digging Going On

Pardon the extremely dirty windows

 

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The above photo of the excavation has me perplexed. Surely, that cannot be the National Club foundations, right? It's concrete and I assume that the National Club would be stone/brick or block? Or is it the foundation for the old Woolco building?
I was about to ask the same thing. That concrete looks relatively new (probably due to being buried), but it doesn't look like it belongs to the National Club.

Anyone know?
 

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Maybe it was for reinforcement for the building beside it to support the weight of all the cars on the parking lot that was there?

Just a blind guess....
 

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Indeed. I can't believe Adelaide is going to be open whilst these two monsters rise. Geekaroo, your office is in a lucky location!
 

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It is very cool to be across the street from this location. of course, in a few short weeks, BA will be higher than our uppermost floor, so I'll be outside in the snow for pictures. I have a few more months before TTT passes us by. Then of course, the view from our building is completely gone :-(
 

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I wonder when the crane will be installed....April?

I would be interested to know how they build this too...b/c the space is petite. Then again, in NYC it's probably common...the Trump empire has experience!
 

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