And now, it’s time for the National Corvette Museum‘s weekly update on the sinkhole construction process. Previously, Zach Massey, Skydome Repair Project Manager, told us all about the new micropiles running under the floor of the Skydome. With the newest update, they’ve been totally installed and are ready for some concrete to pour.
The structural support mimics the workings of a bridge. If you ever happen to look up as you drive under an overpass, you’ll see metal rods reinforcing the integrity of the structure. The same concept was applied here, except the Skydome project sandwich includes dirt, structural slab grade-beams and finally concrete.
The structural slab is a new addition to the architecture of the NCM Skydome floor, and will be more than able to carry out its duties of supporting Corvettes and the many guests to see them. Once this first pouring of concrete is finished, a second pouring will commence, and things will begin to really come together.
The project has a wrap-up date of late June to early July, but until then, have a look at how things are going in the video below.