Foundation 03: Centre for Computing and Engineering Construction

January 2, 2003 to January 31, 2003

The construction of the foundation, scheduled to begin in December 2002, began in early January 2003. On January 10, hoarding began to be erected around the construction site and earth-mover began excavating.

Jan. 2, 2003 12:40 PM
The lot remained untouched through December.
From this vantage, the only notable change was that the
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie poster
replaced the Best Buy advertisement.

Jan. 2, 2003 12:45 PM
Looking south down Church Street from the bridge.
The grey trailer at the north-west end of the lot appeared in

Jan. 10, 2003 12:39 PM
A street-level view of the earthmover.
The grey hoarding being erected can be seen in the background.

Jan. 10, 2003 12:42 PM
Hoarding is begun to be erected around the
site and in addition to several vehicles, an earth-mover appears

Jan. 14, 2003 12:41 PM
The digging begins again.

Jan. 20, 2003 12:41 PM
Hoarding completed around the north, east and west sides.
More equipment is moved in.

Jan. 20, 2003 12:41 PM
Closeup: the blue crane unloads I-beams from the flatbed
trailer while the earth-mover continues excavating at the south side.

Jan. 23, 2003 12:34 PM
A drilling rig, a pneumatic driver, an earth-mover, a
cement-mixer, and a front-end loader work during the bitter cold of
January with wind-chill temperatures of -25 °C.

Jan. 23, 2003 12:36 PM
Two towering rigs watched over by Arwen Evenstar and

Jan. 23, 2003 12:36 PM
Drilling begins along the west length of the lot.
I-beams (to support the retaining-wall) are inserted into the holes.

Jan. 24, 2003 12:32 PM
View from the south side of the lot. The Rogers Centre
atrium is visible in the background.

Jan. 24, 2003 12:41 PM
Closeup of the crane, fitted with a drilling rig.

Jan. 24, 2003 12:41 PM
Closeup of the I-beams along the west side.

Jan. 27, 2003 12:36 PM
Closeup of the I-beams embedded in concrete along the south side.

Jan. 31, 2003 12:41 PM
Looking north along the west wall, wooden planks are inserted
between the I-beams as shoring.

Photography and Commentary: Luis Fernandes.