|Construction area with crane|
There's obviously more to Orlando than store closings. There are various ongoing construction projects, some of them close to where I live. This particular one is next to I-4 at the I-4/Sandlake Road intersection. While everything I've seen built to date has used tilt-wall or cinder block construction, this job is one serious notch up with its on-site crane and the cast concrete with re-bar columns. I have no idea what's going in here, but whatever it is the design calls for some serious load-bearing construction.
|Detail of the cast concrete and re-bar columns.|
|Base of the on-site crane.|
It will be interesting to see what rises from this. There's a much larger job on the east side of Orlando where I work, with a much larger crane in use. That site is building a multi-story garage. I'm almost certain this site will produce a combination garage and office/store complex.