Hersheypark Skyrush Update #38 (8/24/11)

It’s been a while, but time to check out what’s happening at the construction site.

Looks like the construction crew won a basketball.

They were busy drilling more holes to add more footers.

Over by the existing dam they have most of the underground ones done. Time to add the pile.

More progress is being made on the Comet-side of the creek.

It looks like  they may have the outer-most footers close to being done.

There’s no sign that a creek used to run through this construction site.

This view is going to be rare in a few month’s time.

As is this one.

Over by the Comet, these are almost done.

Keep in mind that they also need to add a path through here as well.

So where’s the creek? It’s running through those drainage systems down there. They completely covered them in dirt, but I have a feeling Hurricane Irene may give them a workout this weekend.

Another one ready for concrete.

Looks like they accidentally took out a tree.

Also take note that they ripped out the wall that ran along the creek as well. You can still see a small existing section above the generator.

Taking a break on the job.

But yeah, it’s hard to believe how much has changed in the last several months.

This would’ve been on the edge of the creek.

Downstream, more work is going on.

Looks like they struck rock.

…and a construction fence has been removed. Yay.

One of the footers for the third high-speed turn is starting to go in.

Here are the rest for that turn.

Now you can almost reach out and touch it.

I figure that they are very close to creating the lift hill footers based on the amount of rebar they have used on this one.

From the looks of the construction site, it looks like they are close to being 3/4ths of the way done with the footers in this area.

It has already been confirmed that Tilt-A-Whirl will not be open for Halloween and it could be possible that it could close after Labor Day.

With the possible hurricane coming, I really hope that it doesn’t push construction back too much. It’s been hard to find out how much of an impact it will have on the area, but I’ll go and possibly check the site after the storm.

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