Friday, July 27, 2007

Pumped up

I was up by the lakefront yesterday (at the University of New Orleans) and passed this project -- they are building a new pumping system for the London Avenue Canal -- the Corp is also building a gate structure for the canal -- a temporary one until the new one is completed in 2010. It will provide vastly more more hurricane protection that before. The canal also get new designed levee walls.

What struck me was all the heavy lifting power. There were a couple more cranes just outside this picture. When you have that much heavy muscle around, you know somebody wants to get something done, fast.
This picture is one the Corps of Engineers put out back in November, giving an aerial view of the work.
--steve buser

9 comments:

Annie said...

The decision is to stay and rebuild, I see, rather than to move the whole city, kit and caboodle. Although I remember hearing discussion about a big move I never thought that would really come to pass. It's good to see N.O coming back strong.

Neva said...

A LOT of work happening here...looking forward to the 100th!!!! choices choices choices!!

Jules said...

Wow this is big boy toys Steve - amazing work going on. Very interesting.

Were you in a helicopter to take that aerial photo or hanging off a crane by one leg????

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photos. Glad to see all the rebuilding occuring.

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

Steve Buser said...

Jules, the picture from the are was the Corps' picture not mine.

--steve buser

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very interesting to know that the Town will be more protected in the future.

Have a good week end

Nikon said...

Very impressive shots of the massive project.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice shots.

Jilly said...

Good to see these photograph and to read your commentary. It seems so little has been done since the tragedy of New Orleans. Made my day to see positive words on your beautiful city.