Massive Concrete Pour This Weekend at New Central Library (PHOTOS)

May 8, 2014 by Editor

Austin’s New Central Library project is underway in the Seaholm district, and this weekend marks an important milestone for construction. A major foundation concrete pour will take place at the site located at 710 W. Cesar Chavez.

Reddit user TheKnitro posted the photos below of the 5ft. thick mat slab, and also added:

“[Concrete] trucks will start rolling in Friday (5/09/2014) at 11:00 p.m., and pour continuously for 24 hours. You might want to avoid Cesar Chavez between Lamar and Guadalupe around that time.”

source: imgur

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Another poster added,

They are pouring a massive 8000 cubic yards of concrete in one pour. To put that into perspective, that is as much concrete as one skyscraper project here will pour in an entire month. Other construction operations are actually halted because the local concrete plants are committed to this pour.”

Once the foundation is poured, expect the project to start to go vertical not too long after.

Stay tuned to BuildingATX for the latest updates on the New Central Library project and all the other exciting projects in the Seaholm district.

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Kelly D. is a local engineering and construction professional and the editor of In his day job, he is currently overseeing several construction projects across greater Austin. His postings on this site are his own and do not represent his employer's positions, strategies, or opinions. You can reach him at [email protected]