Right now there is a whole lot of construction activity along downtown San Diego’s waterfront.
Today, during a walk along the Embarcadero, anyone could observe new buildings rising, an aircraft carrier’s hull being inspected, a cruise ship pier being reinforced, and an iconic San Diego landmark being painted!
First up, check out how quickly the buildings of the Research and Development District (RaDD) are rising!
The five new bayfront buildings will be grouped around the U.S. Navy Region Southwest Headquarters building, which itself was completed two years ago.
I learned from a USS Midway Museum volunteer that the Midway’s hull is inspected and cleaned every year.
The extensive operation consumes a substantial part of the aircraft carrier museum’s budget.
There are numerous sealed inlets in the enormous ship’s hull where saltwater from San Diego Bay might invade. There is also algae and other marine growth to be removed below the waterline. It’s part of a vital hull preservation program.
As I approached the B Street Pier today, home of the Cruise Ship Terminal, I observed a huge drill and other ponderous machinery.
I’ve learned the structural stability of the pier is being improved.
The Port of San Diego project is technically described as curtain wall repairs and backfilling. Don’t ask me exactly what that means!
Lastly, the landmark 1938 County Administration Building’s new paint job continues.
The sections that have been finished look great!
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