572 trucks of concrete in 22 hours

Suffolk Construction has posted this time lapse from the April weekend when it poured more concrete than had ever been poured in a single effort in Boston, as part of the construction of the Millennium Tower atop what used to be Filene's.

Earlier:
Photos from the concrete pour.

H/t Plunkett Prime Props.

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    Giant Toddlers in Business Suits

    The Big Pour is awesome, but there is a daily show going on now that the concrete is in place. Go down at lunch time, and there are people with their noses stuck to the fences where ever someone has torn a hole. Kind of like garbage truck day at a daycare, except a fair number of them are wearing suits.

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    Good. No, GREAT!

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    Now let's hope that some of the giant toddlers in suits run for office and kick out the infants that are in office. We need people that are interested in getting things built (transportation infrastructure in particular!) or we are going to be totally screwed soon.

    Incidentally, it was encouraging to hear the President announce that the South Station expansion was being put on the fast track (nice pun there). Let's hope so. The better we make the rail infrastructure, the happier everyone (drivers too) are going to be.

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    Sure, as soon as we get an

    Sure, as soon as we get an electorate with the stomach to pay for it. A few of us aside, you mention that something costs money and everyone starts whining, "Oh, taaaaaaaaxes. Too much waste already!!!!!!!!!!11111111!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    There's spending money

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    There's spending money effectively on rail projects, and then there's the prices the T pays.

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    I'm not sure what your point is

    The Big Pour is awesome, but there is a daily show going on now that the concrete is in place. Go down at lunch time, and there are people with their noses stuck to the fences where ever someone has torn a hole. Kind of like garbage truck day at a daycare, except a fair number of them are wearing suits.

    So, you seem to think this is a bad thing? I can't tell. The fact that a lot of them are wearing suits seems to bother you.

    Watching large construction projects, especially in the beginning stages when girders are being placed, is just plain awesome.

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    If you can't tell

    Don't just project.

    It's pretty clear to me she thought it was funny as well as nice.

    "Giant toddlers in business suits" would be a bad thing if one hated toddlers, I guess.

    Should I project toddler hatred on you now?

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    It ain't "fess up Friday yet"

    But hand me my juice box - I don't have any meetings at lunch today, so I'm going to go watch the people work in the hole.

    A couple of days ago, they were dropping these interlocking platforms on top of scaffolding like legos, and the crane had to pick them up, lift them over the fence, and the people directed them into place.

    (I grew up around construction as my father worked on I-5, I-80, and I-205 during the great interstate road building era - he was a bridge guy)

    But I regress ... I think the suits are hilarious and wonderful because the people in them are gleefully pointing at stuff and saying WOW to each other and look like giant little kids. It is a body language thing, if you have ever been around small kids and construction. I don't wear my heels down there, though.

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    Glad to hear of the lookey-loos

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    I'm only by the hole on week-ends, so not much is going on, but I was thinking recently that "back in the day" people (okay guys) would stand around looking in holes in the fencing at construction sites and watch the buildings (or whatever) go up and for some reason thought that the practice had passed.

    I'm glad that the practice hasn't gone away!

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    Comparing the behavior of a

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    Comparing the behavior of a working professional to that of a toddler is obviously insulting. If you truly believe that the only reason to make fun of someone for acting childish is if you hate children then you are the most naive person I've ever come across

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    Let me guess

    You are neither a working professional nor a parent who has spent any time with young children.

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    And then

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    And then a giant dog walked through it, leaving enormous paw prints and ruining the nicely poured concrete.

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    Somewhere in the far distant future

    An archeologist is diving in the shallow waters a few miles off the coast of North America, and finds "Neal - 2014" etched in the foundation ruins of what once was a high rise building in Downtown Boston. He takes a picture before surfacing and bringing his boat back to Needham Harbor.

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    This coming from I site

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    Who's commenter have repeatedly talks shit about blue collar Bostonians.

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    English, please

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    Write that again in proper English, please.

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