More Progress

Site of the downtown grocery store complex on Monday, January 26, 2015
Faye and Jay climbed to the 16th floor of the New Mexico Bank & Trust Building in 2:46:30 on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. They were a minute faster than Bruce and me.


Looked like they had dug down to the water table on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.


Bruce and I set personal records climbing the 16 floors on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in 3:27:50. Thursday was our 10th climb up the stairs at the New Mexico Bank & Trust Building.


Friday, January 30, 2015 was cold and wet with a mix of rain and snow falling most of the day. The front end loaders, grader, tractor and back hoe got the day off on Friday.


Panorama of Downtown Albuquerque on a gray, wet Friday, January 30, 2015. The New Mexico Bank & Trust Building is in the center of the photo.




Old Adobe


This is one of the old adobes on Corrales Road that I’ve been documenting for the past couple of years. This abandoned adobe house might be considered historic, so the owner may not be able to tear it down, and may be letting it deteriorate to the point it will fall down on it’s own, but that’s all speculation on my part. The north wall caved in a couple of years ago — you can see the north side of this house on my blog post from August 9, 2013 at





Hoot Owl at Dusk


While walking back home in the dark from what turned out to be a 6.5 mile walk, I could hear the owls hooting at each other. As I looked around to see where the hoots were coming from, I saw what looked like a large cat at the tip top of a cottonwood, backlit by the afterglow of the sunset. The owl was too far away, and it was too dark, for me to get anything but silhouettes of it.




Excavation for the Imperial Building (with grocery store) Monday, 19 January 2015. In the middle right, next to the fence, there is an old grease trap and other interesting things they’ve been digging up.


I’m taking weekly photos of the progress on the Imperial Building construction project going on behind our office. Today’s photos are from Monday, January 19th, and Friday, January 23rd. The middle photo shows our daily marking off of climbing the stairs in the New Mexico Bank & Trust Building (on the right in the first and last photos.

Marking off stair climbs. Six days and counting.


Excavation for the Imperial Building (with grocery store) Friday, 23 January 2015. In the lower left by the sunbeam, there is another old storage tank unearthed.