Foundation Construction

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Orange Seeds

We got close and low to admire our little orange seedlings.

We looked on as the piles were drilled into the ground by a loud and shouty half-tank machine.

Drilling or earth dentistry?

Drilling or earth dentistry?

Our green island among a sea of gray.

Our green island among a sea of gray.

Our crystal ball, Science World, looks on to the new neighbor moving in.

Our crystal ball, Science World, looks on to the new neighbor moving in.

Marcus Bowcott (left) and Doug Harle (right) begin the form for the concrete base.

Marcus Bowcott (left) and Doug Harle (right) begin the form for the concrete base.

Doug Harle's hand in a grid of wood and metal.

Doug Harle’s hand in a grid of wood and metal.

More or less, this is the "foot" of Trans Am Totem, yet this is far from a pedicure.

More or less, this is the “foot” of Trans Am Totem, yet this is far from a pedicure.

Marcus and Coco enjoying a bit of sunshine.

Marcus and Coco enjoying a bit of sunshine.

We took our silver spoons and dug into our gray gritty oatmeal.  (Left to Right: Doug Harle, Marcus Bowcott, Ammar Mahimwalla, Shane Harle)

We took our silver spoons and dug into our gray gritty oatmeal. (Left to Right: Doug Harle, Marcus Bowcott, Ammar Mahimwalla, Shane Harle)

The smoothing process begins as any other: persuading mountains and valleys into plains.

The smoothing process begins as any other: persuading mountains and valleys into plains. (Left to Right: Doug Harle, Marcus Bowcott, Shane Harle)

Now all we have to do is wait for our pour to harden and begin the real show. (Left: Marcus Bowcott, right: Doug Harle)

Now all we have to do is wait for our pour to harden and begin the real show. (Left: Marcus Bowcott, right: Doug Harle)

Get back to work

Left to right: Shane Harle, Doug Harle, Cement Truck Driver, and Marcus Bowcott

Left to right: Shane Harle, Doug Harle, Cement Truck Driver, and Marcus Bowcott

This is the steel backbone of Trans Am Totem that will support the car stack and cedar.

This is the steel backbone of Trans Am Totem that will support the car stack and cedar.

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