Rain Rocks Rock Shed

I have a series of photos taken over the past two weeks that shows the project. I thought my readers would be interested to see what has been going on.

20120717-122935.jpg
This one was taken just before last week’s overnight closure. One can see the Rebar topping the shed in preparation for adding the roof.

20120717-123308.jpg
Monday, July 9, 2012, I had the “pleasure” of driving between the rock shed and the mountain. That was an experience! This photo and the next two will give you a feel for that. I had to take these photos AS I WAS DRIVING with my iPhone, so excuse the quality. You get the idea.

20120717-123730.jpg

20120717-123821.jpg
Then, yesterday, Monday, July 16, 2012, I got to drive under the new shed. These photos depict that experience. Again, I was multi-tasking – taking photos while driving. This time with my Nikon.

20120717-124118.jpg

20120717-124321.jpg

20120717-124430.jpg

20120717-124513.jpg

20120717-124635.jpg
And there you have it! You have now “driven” thru what is sure to become a world-famous rock shed via the miracle of cyberspace! Quite a feat. It is scheduled to be completed by Spring of 2013.

~ by bigsurkate on July 17, 2012.

13 Responses to “Rain Rocks Rock Shed”

  1. Stunner! Not just the structure but intrepid reporter Kate on the loose, too fabulous. It really does look superb, well worth a visit. Thanks for the preview.

  2. Thanks, Kate. That is truly remarkable.

  3. Awesome Kate, have heard the flatbed trucks coming down Hwy 1 from the North all last week from 9pm on, sounded like the buses going to the Big Sur Marathon, was down at Limekiln the week before they began the big top, this looks amazing, fits right into our Hwy 1 beauty of a coastline. Thanks for the photos, was visualizing what it may look like and you expanded that for me. Love to you.
    Pam

  4. I had no idea the design was going to be so fortress-like, but if it works that’s what counts. It really is beautiful, even if man-made. A new iconic structure for the Big Sur! Do you have a link to the story behind the design/building? They’re poured prefab units? Great photos.

  5. Actually, I was on the design committee, along with a couple others. What I’ve witnessed is built and poured on site. No prefab. Outside of my blog, I know of no other link to the story behind design/building. I have a page on it, but have been remiss. I should add the story of the design committee. Besides community reps, there were CT structural and design engineers. I wish I’d kept my notes. The design was a year-long process. I also need to gather my main page posts, and copy them to the Pitkin’s Curve/Rain Rocks page. Now that I am getting ready to retire, maybe I will have time!

  6. So cool to see the progress. Too bad I don’t still live there I could take another trip up on the crane and get some shots. Thanks for sharing these Kate. Love & miss you.

  7. Just another marvelous piece or work by bigsurkate!!!

  8. thank you

  9. Pardon my ignorance…can I ask why this has been built?

  10. Jim, this place is called “rain rocks” because that is what it does. It’s geology is different than the area immediately surrounding it. Every time I drove under it, I was always watching out for falling rocks. It has always been very dangerous. Rock Knocker got his Name from scaling this area with other CT rock climbers, to loosen and dispell rock from the top of this area as a way of pre-empting Mother Nature, before she let loose here. Those of us on the south coast who travel this area, sometimes daily, are very happy to see this rock shed erected. I have a photo I posted on my rain rocks page, I think, of a dawn patrol where Rock Knocker and I came upon a rock the size of a VW beetle, or larger. Closed both lanes until it could be blasted out. It has a very long history of messing with the traveling public.

  11. When it completes it looks more awesome.

  12. .It is really nice to hear all your comets about how great this structure looks I will share your comets with the crews that build the top girders of the rock shed. The men and women that built this really take pride in their work as it shows.

  13. I’m sending this comment, or similar, privately, and I hope to get photos up tomorrow, but the inside of the shed is really nice, looking like rock.congrats on a great job.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,033 other followers

%d bloggers like this: