Under Construction

844 words by 6 writers in Bristol, Hong Kong & elsewhere

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Under Construction, cityscape

Even condos must be planted deep in the earth before they can sprout.

by Shay Darrach

Toronto — Up until March, this site across the street from my building was a busy parking lot. Fences arrived first, and it was all downhill from there. When I leased this apartment last summer, it was after a two month long fruitless search for a unit that was any one of: closer to work, better sized, not facing a construction site or a space about to become one. Running out of luck and options in a tight...

Under Construction, cityscape

Things they have unearthed: a pet rock, and a rusty tank.

by Shay Darrach

Toronto — Mornings: get up, put coffee on, open the blinds on the front window, and check for new developments in the construction zone. A few days ago, they unearthed the boulder on the left side of the photo...

Under Construction, cityscape

It's Saturday. They had to refuel and now they've found a clay layer.

by Shay Darrach

Toronto — Sadly, they took a giant jackhammer to their pet rock. It is no more. Then they drilled a lot of holes in the concrete, installed clusters of rebar, and welded braces into place. Now they’re finally g...

cityscape, Architecture, Under Construction

Too early for Spring flowers, but the cranes have been breeding in the snow.

by Shay Darrach

Toronto — When you spend most of the winter looking down, trudging along, watching for snow mounds and corner moats in the greige light, it’s shocking to look up and discover there is sky. Blue sky. And even mo...

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