Demolition Progress And Renovation Progress. Reports, Pics And Videos

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  1. Steve

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    I'll start a new thread for the demolition and renovation Progress. I'll try to keep this up to date with new material. Please also post any pics you may find elsewhere.

    So far it's something like this:

    Sept 25th: Guests check out, removal of fixtures, equipment, fittings, salvageable metals underway from 7am
    Sept 26th: Removal of doors, windows, and other structures to leave a shell
    Sept 27th: Demolition starts with removal of front archway complete and into the lobby by end of day
    Sept 28th: Demolition continues, lobby is gone. They are up to Paty O Bar now.
    Sept 29th: Paty O Gone
    Sept 30th: Embarcadero gone. A huge empty path all the way to the sexy pool. Trees being dug out from the sexy pool area.
    Oct 1-4th: Demolition continues, sexy pool drained, more trees removed
    Oct 5th: Demolition pretty much complete, removal of huge amount of debris ongoing.
     
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    Sept 25: The Party is over - time for action
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    Wow! Full speed ahead!

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    Sept 27 1:30pm

    All windows doors etc have been removed. Demolition of the 'shell' begins

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    Helicopter ride 4:30pm 27 Sept

    Archway completely removed

    (Apologies my phone storage maxed out so video ends early)

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    Already in the lobby
     
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    Cool, what time was the video taken?
     
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    The video was probably taken between 4-5 pm today after my friend was done work. Lol I'm a technological failure when it comes to posting videos on here so Mark helped! Thanks amigo
     
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    By seeing how fast they are doing the demo it makes their projected completion date actually seem plausible!
     
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    I never doubted it
     
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    Our helicopter ride ended about 4:30 and they had just finished the archway. I would guess this is about 6:00 judging by the failing light. So about 1.5 hrs to make that progress is pretty good.
     
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    Not to be pessimistic but tearing a building down is always way faster than building a 7 story hotel. But I believe Steve if he thinks it will get done. I don't anything about the construction speed in Mexico.
     
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    Back when we started going to Cancun and Cozumel in the day, all construction was done by guys carrying a trowel, a hammer and a five gallon bucket. Large machinery was few and far between.

    Now they utilize lots of machinery and this general contractor is from outside Mexico. Just might surprise us!
     
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    I was here for Hurricane Wilma in 2005. I saw how TTR (then BBG) was seriously damaged yet transformed back into a 'perfect' hotel in just 6 weeks. Also saw how the City was put back together in short order. This was around the same time as Hurricane Katrina in the US that seemed to take forever to make good again.

    If the will and money is there, and I believe it is, it will be impressive to those not familiar with Mexico's practices.
     
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    It just amazes me the difference in construction H&S standards. Couple of cones and a bit of green hoarding and they're happy to get to work. Over here a demolition of that scale would require complete hoarded segregation from the public, with the demolition zone cordoned off inside the site too.
     
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    It is so sad to see these videos and pics. It's like seeing your home bulldozed. Temptation was my home away from home.

    Ah well, change is inevitable, right?
     
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    At the rate the excavator with the demo hammer is going he should be in Paty'O by noon time today, then they can bring in a couple more excavators and attack the building from all sides.

    T
     
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    So sad to see these pictures.
     
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    Yes it is sad to see the old TTR go but exciting in another way to see it come back to life, the memory's we have will be forever.
    Keep the pics and videos coming.

    T
     
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