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This post is different from what I normally do (but “normal” is a very fluid concept for me right now). Here is a photo series I’ve been working on since September of last year. I had the rare opportunity (and hassle) of watching construction across the street, and I took over 100 photos of the progress. I’ve picked the best photos to tell the story.
A couple of things to keep in mind while you look – this is ten months of construction. Also, land in Central Houston is at a premium, so the trend is to build two (or more) homes on a plot that was originally designed to hold one. All of the new homes around here are big, but with small footprints.
|Day 1: September 12, 2006.|
|Prepping for the foundation…|
|Starting the third story…|
|Goodbye, view of downtown!|
|Second house is underway…|
Solid, yes – but they appear to be leaning backwards in this photo, don’t they?
|Tyvek paper on one…|
|This is the houses looking their worst – covered in Tyvek with the driveway frame out front. The porta-potty isn’t helping them look any better.|
|Scaffolding and black paper…
This part was really noisy. There were several guys with pneumatic staplers…bam! bam! bam! bam!
|The outside is covered in cement (or whatever it is)…|
|…and the dudes put in the decorative stone.|
|Just about there!|
|Aaaaaaand done. July 15, 2007.
Landscaping, glass garage doors, etc.
I can’t say that I love the final look of the houses, but it was fun to watch the progress.
|Since this post is already photo-heavy, hows about two more?
I count my dogs, oh, 50 times a day. Just to be sure that everyone is inside whenever I close a door. On this day I couldn’t find Ike.
Was he upstairs? Downstairs? Outside? Shooting pool in a smoky bar somewhere?
|No. Just sleepin’.
You can actually see an ear in the first photo if you look really closely.