Back in April last year I posted progress photos of J. Mayer H.'s Metropol Parasol, a project I'd previously featured as a half dose in early 2006. The progress in a few short months was impressive, with poured concrete columns receiving a steel-strucutured slab raised from ground level apparently assembled on site.
March 31, 2007
But six months after raising the slab into place, the progress seems, well, almost imperceptible. Sure, the cranes have been removed, and some bracing is in place, but that hardly seems like six months work. At this rate, the project will be many years before completion.
October 28, 2007
Anybody know what's going on with this project? Is it on hold due to the usual circumstances, a lack of funds? Is it being redesigned? Scaled down? Are these images merely a mock-up or test for the real deal? Is the majority of ongoing construction out of sight?
Most of the discussion on the project online is in Spanish, so I'm in the dark as to what's happening with it, though this page indicates some progress on site work. Please leave a comment if you've got something to share.