September 14th, 2006 at 10:18am
Back in March I conducted a photograpic tour to document the underground cabling work being done to supply power to a new building in Civic, in early August I conducted another tour to provide an update on the progress of the cabling and the building.
I am pleased to report that since the first photographic tour, all of the cabling work has been completed, and all of the holes in the ground have been dug over. The building is also coming along nicely, as can be seen in some of these photos.
Firstly, let me remind you of the route taken by the cabling.
Back in March, the corner of Limestone Avenue and Coranderrk Street, which had some unrelated cabling work, looked like this
I noticed that there seems to be a telecommunications device of some sort right next to the substation…it looks to be too small to be a phone tower, so I can only assume that it is a device setup to enable ActewAGL to monitor the substation remotely.
The areas which needed to have grass replanted have been covered in straw
I then attempted to replicate a photo I took in March, with little luck due to being unfamiliar with the modes of the camera.
In March, this area had a fence around it
And another spot which had a fence around it, this spot is in fact the spot which was the location of a photo and video of a horizontal directional drilling machine at work.
From a little bit further down Allambee Street the building looked like this in March
The corner where Allambee Street becomes Currong Street has changed a bit too!
From the intersection of Boolee and Ballumbir (err, sorry, they changed it to Cooyong Street for some painfully pointless reason) Streets
In March I took a photo of the building from the lawn above final leg of the cable journey
Things have changed since March
Back in March, the building looked a tad less finished from the bridge over Coranderrk Street which leads to the CIT Reid Campus
Due to a recent photograpic tour of a different part of Canberra by another person on another website, being conducted by means of trespassing, I wish to assure you that I have, at no stage during my photographic tours, trespassed. The closest I get to building sites is sticking the lens of the camera through the peep holes.
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