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.


18 thoughts on “Progress

  1. I can tell you are going to make this a fun construction project to watch. (And, we’ll get to see all the different skies, an added bonus!).
    I remain impressed at the stair climbing!!! (and, tired)

  2. That is an interesting project in progress! Would bet it is expensive to unearth old storage tanks, especially chemical ones, and dispose of them. Beautiful skyscapes, too.

    3 minutes for 18 floors is pretty good!

    • Thanks, Lavinia! All the old stuff that has been married there, forced them to change the design, dig out all the old fill and put in underground parking. The Super said they are going down 24 feet.

      I plan on getting faster on the stairs.

  3. I am so impressed with your stair climbing—I thought it was great to do it once but six times and you plan to get faster–WOW

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