Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day Two - Great Progress Continues!

The Cowell Smokestack is slowly being chewed down. As I came up over the crest of the hill on Ygnacio Valley Road, it took just a little longer for the top of the smokestack to appear on the horizon - a telltale sign that it is shrinking. EBI and Bigge Crane continue to make good progress while running a very safe operation. We are and continue to be impressed. Ron Gaither of Swinerton Management & Consulting is also doing a great job managing the site and taking care of issues. I know he has spoken personally to many homeowners out there and kept them informed. Thanks, Ron!

We continue to get good press for our efforts and their is much interest in the disappearing smokestack. Here's a couple of stories from today:

Contra Costa Times Story - 6/17/2009
CBS 5 Morning News - 6/17/09

On to day three and continued safe progress!

Mark Weinmann, Cowell Smokestack Project Manager, CHOA


Cowellian said...

It is amazing how quickly it's coming down. I can't imagine it would take two full weeks.

On a lighter note, EBI's security guard had a fit that I went all the way to the fence to take a picture of the rubble. She was clearly unimpressed when we pointed out that the signs said we couldn't cross the yellow tape between 7:00am and 5:00pm. I'm going to have to bribe Radar to get me a press-pass.

And thanks for linking me to your Blog!

Anonymous said...

So far, a fast, competent, and professional operation. This can only mean one thing. It's clearly not government run!. :-D

Radar said...

LOL good one Cowellian! Day 3 lookd good too. I ot a shot of the stack today the looked like it was doing the finger.

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