GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
The largest CONTINUOUS CONCRETE POUR is 19,624 cubic metres, achieved during the pouring of the bottom slab of the box shaped foundation for the new high-rise Lakhta Centre Tower in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which began on February 27, 2015 at 20.00 and was successfully completed on March 1 at 21.20. The concrete pour took just over 49 hours, with concrete being delivered to the site from 13 different production plants. Truck mixers made 2,540 trips in total. On average, truck mixer was entering the construction site every minute.
Over 1,000 professional concrete workers were on this pour. If you do a little research, you will be amazed at how technical concrete is. This is a NO MISTAKES business.
Another look at the pour. Imagine the total weight of a building this large. There was another record pour in Los Angeles and the Wilshire Grand. Google it.
Here is what the artists say is the final product.
Aerial view of construction site. If you look, the amount of staging the goes on in a project like this is immense. Some is responsible for each step until the building is occupied. After the millions are invested and the build is finished and soaring, it must pass inspection before it can be occupied. Imagine being the project manager and getting a no go. At least he would have a good place to jump from.
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