for pier 27, the entire foundation/parking levels will be in a gigantic "bathtub"... completely sealed on all sides with a thicker base slab to resist hydrostatic pressure
Ah, that's clever. I figured that the foundation would have to be specially reinforced being so close to the water. That image above looks like a pretty catastrophic failure, hopefully it didn't occur while any workers were in the pit. Where is it, might I add?
Granny said:So did eveyone else right up to the Esplanade, the original shoreline (a little before my time)
Yeah that makes sense too, although I figured by the time the shoreline got pushed as far south as it did, water was much less of a concern north of Queens Quay. They didn't really start building such large structures on those lands until well after the land was filled and packed down over the years.
edit, I found info on the ruined site photo. Checked the file name and searched "infinity construction water breach". Crazy stuff.