I love construction sites. It must be in my blood, my Father raised us four kids and put food on the table as a mason contractor. He built things with concrete and brick. He built things to last for the ages. I fondly recall the pride showing in his eyes as he would point out the places he built. What a feeling it must be to take something from nothing to something.
Builders do it everyday. I bet their kids take pride in them as I do in my Dad's work. He made me proud my whole life long.
Perhaps that is why I love construction sites. Watching the emptiness turn into something is fascinating. I love following the construction process. It never ceases to amaze me how a million pieces can almost magically come together to create a building or a house. It is truly a talent to be able to pull it all together.
My latest fascination is the Lone Tree Medical Plaza, located on the perimeter of my neighborhood. Everyday I pass by this place, yesterday I took my camera. The building is the state's tallest and heaviest tilt-up, site-cast concrete wall panel. The crane is the largest mobile crane ever to put the panels up.
A quick look at the photos and you will understand my fascination with this project!