KC, Jones-Hettelsater

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CONCRETE POURING STARTS ON THE CITY PROJECT. Spare for S MUIion Bushels Will Be Furnished by Twenty- Two Cylinders Costing Costing $1,300,000. The pouring of concrete for grain bins being built by the city of Kansas City, Kansas, the public levee elevator was started yesterday. The $1,200,000 project will double the capacity of the elevator, elevator, making space available for 3 million bushels of grain. Upon completion, the bins will be leased to the Hart, Bartlett, Sturtevan Grain company. Twenty-two Altogether. Altogether, twenty-two cylindrical cylindrical bins are to be built. The first phase of the job—twelve bins~was started yesterday, and is to be completed about July 5, R. J. Bodman, an engineer engineer for the Jones-Hettelsater Construction company, said. The twelve bins are being poured simultaneously. Ten more bins, to be started when these are completed, will be finished about two weeks later, OTHER NEWS OF KANSAS CÍTY, KANSAS, ON PAGE 8. he said. The bins are just north of the present elevator. The cement pouring will con tinue around the clock, until the height of 115 feet is reached. This is so there will be no danger of failing to bond each course, the engineer said. The bins are forty-one feet in diameter diameter and each will hold 125,000 bushels of grain. The walls are ten inches thick. Approximately 400 men work on three shifts. Moved by Air Jacks. The forms which hold the concrete concrete until it sets are movable. They are moved by 800 air jacks which push the forms oii the twelve bins a quarter of an inch upward at a time. When the platform reaches the top, it becomes the roof of the building. Concrete is poured over it. Resides the cylinders, nine “.star” bins formed by each four of the large bins csoming together will hold 25,000 bushels each. The bins are to be used for the 1954 wheat crop.

Clipped from The Kansas City Times02 Jun 1954, WedPage 33

The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri)02 Jun 1954, WedPage 33
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