Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stalled Development Week: Piles of Rubble Might Soon Leave Red Car Property

Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 11, 2009. For months, the rubble pile sat near the construction site of a retaining wall between the Red Car Property and 2596 Adelbert. This week, some of the rubble made it into the truck that hasn't moved in months. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 30, 2009. A month since the last activity on the slope, the rubble just sat outside the empty truck. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 6, 2009. Taking a cue from the neighbors who store their heavy vehicles on "Lot C," the contractor stored the crane here for the past month. The piles were here so long, people dumped more trash on the rubble pile. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 11, 2009. The last time the crane seemed to be in use was a month ago. As of August 11, the crane was gone. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

"Crane" may not be the right term for the above piece of equipment. It seems to be a multi-use piece of hillside construction equipment with interchangeable heads for the extendable arm. If you know the appropriate term for this equipment, please email us:

Tomorrow, we'll review construction of the retaining wall.