You haven’t heard from us for a long time and it seems to have become quiet about the Column. But the fact is that the entire team has been working flat out for months on the implementation.
After the commissioned statics, which turned out to be comparatively slim at 33 pages, came the official test statics – these are now completed, paid for and approved.
An aerial photo analysis of explosive ordnance contamination requested from the fire brigade has also been completed with a release and the associated invoice has also been paid. The money from the crowdfunding (from two years ago) noticeably melts away before the actual construction starts. But from the official side, everything is now ticked off and implementation can begin.
The foundation will be poured in April 2023. After a few weeks of hardening, a steel foot frame is anchored to it, onto which the actual column is then placed and also screwed. The steelworker is still busy with the factory drawings, because adjusting the profiles in the column is very complicated and must be adapted exactly to the specifications of the test statics.
The cooperation with the lighting designer for the attachment of the lamps, the cable ducts, the power box and the connections as a whole is very extensive.
Once all the details have been clarified over the next few weeks, implementation in the CorTen steel can be done very quickly, within one to two weeks.
Even though we have long stopped making forecasts for completion, the team assumes that the column will be up in June 2023.