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SW8 Construction Discussion

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by lewis97 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:06 pm

scruffy_ wrote:i'm predicting a lot of water around/under this ride!

If they were planning on having water features, would they have to be on the plans? or does it come under theming?

When the original application for SW8 was approved there were a number of conditions attached, with one of them (Condition 4) stipulating that the Resort must submit details of drainage works prior to commencing the development - this was fulfilled last year when the document below was submitted. As far as I'm aware this would have also been indicative of any bodies of water, and none are shown on this plan, nor on any of the other plans relating to SW8, so I do not believe that we'll see a lot, if any water around the ride.

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by Dan » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:54 pm

A new SW8 construction update has been posted to the TowersTimes Facebook page.

The site has changed dramatically since opening weekend with more metalwork being installed in preparation for the rollercoasters foundations along with more concrete pouring being done.

A large hole is also developing around where the turntable used to be for The Flume.
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by xylyx » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:32 am

This was my view over the site yesterday I was intrigued to see they'd filled the hole that was shown on TPWW's construction update as that's a hefty foundation, but for what?

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by lewis97 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:50 am

xylyx wrote:This was my view over the site yesterday I was intrigued to see they'd filled the hole that was shown on TPWW's construction update as that's a hefty foundation, but for what?

Although it's a little tricky to figure out it's exact location, it looks like it could potentially be the foundation for the theming feature in 'Theming Envelope 2' (rumoured to be a large Wicker Man statue thing) on the following plan.

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by xylyx » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:41 pm

That looks about right and it's oriented correctly hmmmm that trench was massive so it's something hefty. I wonder if we'll pass through the legs of it on the way around......
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by Chris » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:45 pm

Seems like they are getting great weather for the major foundations of the ride - which shouldn't lead to issues later on with soft concrete. (Example= Smiler!)
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by DeadJack5 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:17 pm

Just some pictures from the viewing windows i managed to get today.

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by Jack » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:42 pm

More images from Sunday :)

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by simononestop » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:05 am

lol

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by Burniel » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:06 am

Yeah ... good luck with that one, Towers. :P
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by Liam.W » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:06 pm

GCI will be on site in about 2 weeks according to the end of this interview with the president of GCI, Clair Hain Jr.

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by Ryan.B » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:17 am

So they put in windows, and expect us not to take photos? Got to be having a laugh there...
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by Bert2theSpark » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:35 am

Well I think the sign is for the worker on-site as the sign is in German too. The only non-English sign in the park. This is probably to avoid what happened with the demolished flume/wickerman photos. They still let me take photos through the window and SW8 is attracting alot of attention now. The sign was probably put in before the windows and they have not took the sign down since.
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by Owen » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:34 am

Or they're pulling a Cedar Point :P
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Dan_Roe » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:05 pm

When you try to hide your building SW8 but everyone knows your building it anyway :lol
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by NeoXIII » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:21 pm

simononestop wrote:lol

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That's some very bad translated German, where did they get that from?
Tempted to sneak onto the site and correct it myself now! XD
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Morgan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:55 pm

I'd think that sign is to prevent workers from taking any pictures inside the site so that they can keep some stuff secret. I believe Grufallo had similar signs :)

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by Disneyland Dreamer » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:07 pm

I'll take a few pics Friday :) Hello all!
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by lewis97 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:34 pm

Disneyland Dreamer wrote:I'll take a few pics Friday :) Hello all!

Good to see you've finally made it :P I look forward to seeing the photos later this week!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Disneyland Dreamer » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:18 pm

Oh, there will be photos on Friday :)
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