American Telegraph and Telephone
Client: AT&T 1992
West-side highway and 10th Street, placement of an analog equipment house at the top of a nine story building. During routine structural work from a suspended scaffold, to accommodate new floor, it was discovered that the 100 foot high building was formerly a horse stable in the late 1800′s. The internal walls were composed of 50 hollow flutes used to sanitize the stalls.
AT&T Engineers indicated to fill each hollow flutes , 100 foot high a piece, with lightweight concrete. Luck has it, we were already on the job doing other work. The project entailed constructing outriggers at the top of the building to convey controlled amounts of concrete through custom hose/ hopper and down to cable suspended Scaffolding. All work done from roof down, manually, as access beneath was built over. Only ten feet linear feet of concrete poured per day (per scaffold) due to structural limitations pertaining to outer withe of original masonry.
Wickers project management completed job on time by seasons end without Cell Service Interruption . . . but analog was later replaced by digital technology rendering the goal of the structural pour later obsolete.
Building also simultaneously housed the artwork and occupied studio of William Stone.