Social distancing? Not at these Portland construction sites
On Monday morning, the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, banned all construction beginning Tuesday. Mayor Martin Walsh, a former organizer with the Building Trades Unions, said all construction projects would stop for 14 days. Boston has 33 persons infected with COVID-19.
Meanwhile, in Portland, construction workers were busy at work Monday despite the coronavirus scare.
Orange-clad carpenters and steelworkers braved the cold wind and carried on as normal on sites across the Portland area.
Workers were visible at the top of the new Multnomah County Courthouse at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge.
They were also seen coming back from lunch at Jefferson Station, the historic building at its base.
Downtown at Southwest 10th Ave. and Washington St., the excavation of the foundation for the coming Ritz-Carlton hotel/condo/office/retail tower was in full swing.
Plenty of workers were at Lincoln High School building their new campus and at the Hoffman Construction site across the street, at 1715 S.W. Salmon St.
It was business as usual in the hole too at the site of the ART tower, next door to Artists Repertory Theater at 1510 Southwest Alder Street.
At 1905 N.W. 23rd Ave. there was a worker in a bucket working on siding on the new apartment building designed by Works Progress Architecture in Slabtown.
R&H Construction's project Saltwood North was going ahead as usual.
As was the mirror image Saltwood South just across Northwest Raleigh St. The two-block development, designed by SERA Architects for Cairn Pacific, will include 354 units and 17,000 square feet of retail space.
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