Thursday, October 17, 2019

WILL UPCOMING HARSH WINTER FURTHER DELAY NEW KCI CONSTRUCTION?!?!



Today local news is directed toward public relations dirt pushing.

A KICK-ASS TKC READERS shares this insight . . .

"They do the same thing at Mission Gateway every few months. Politicos get scared about the lack of progress so they move rigs around to create the illusion of progress. How do you know it's fake . . . They invite the media out to watch. Projects that aren't behind schedule don't want people getting in their way while they work . . "

In any event, here's the word . . .

Construction crews Thursday started to install the foundation for a new 1 million-square-foot terminal at KCI Airport.

Two large cranes, each 120 feet tall, support augers that are drilling pilings up to 80 feet deep as part of the foundation system for the new airport terminal.

Over the next several months, workers will put in place 2,200 of these supports, which will provide a stable footing for the terminal. Most of this work is taking place underground. Visitors to the airport won't see the steel structure being built until the spring.

Pouring concrete sometimes can be challenging in the winter when temperatures dip below freezing, but Moylan says there are ways to work around that. Crews are not expected to take any days off.

And so we ask . . .

WILL THE REPORTEDLY HARSH WINTER 2019 AND GROWING FRUSTRATION FROM COUNCIL FURTHER DELAY NEW KCI?!?

Remember that Kansas City taxpayers HAVE NOT SEEN REAL DESIGNS ONLY RENDERINGS and vendors have expressed their frustrations that no specific deets about leasing space have been offered.

Further reading . . .

Fox4: Crews begin pouring new KCI terminal foundation, but don’t expect to see the structure anytime soon

KC Biz Journal Free Pix: Airport construction team begins setting foundation for KCI's new $1.5B terminal

You decide . . .

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everybody who has dealt with a home contractor knows this trick.

Anonymous said...

Winter may delay construction, but not the torrent of money heading for $3+ billion.
Has anything at all been done so far even close to "predictions"?
Anything?

Anonymous said...

Tony: WILL THE REPORTEDLY HARSH WINTER 2019 AND GROWING FRUSTRATION FROM COUNCIL FURTHER DELAY NEW KCI?!?

Reputable source: "Crews are not expected to take any days off."

Conclusion: You're an idiot, Tony. Or you can't fucking read.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City ruined it’s perfectly fine airport. I wish the Iowans, Nebraska Corn-nutters, Floridians, Texans would just go back to their shitty states and work it out. Don’t bring your bullshit to Kansas City. We have enough already.

Anonymous said...

Pilings 80' deep can be poured on the coldest day in KC. The frost line hardly ever gets below 4' below the grounds surface. It would take several truck loads of cement to fill an 80' hole. Also calcium chloride can be added to concrete to generate heat. This is a nothing burger.

Anonymous said...

LOL, the longer it takes the longer we have with the airport we love.