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Exploratorium at the Piers
Jitterbugging: Pouring Concrete at the Piers (Video)
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Date: November 23, 2011
Running Time: 00:01:51
Pouring concrete is an ongoing feature of construction at the Piers. This footage, captured in July 2011, shows the well-choreographed process involved, from pumping the concrete into rebar-latticed slabs via remote-controlled overhead boom, to vibrating the concrete to get rid of air pockets, to flattening the surface using 2x4s (“screed”) ... More »
The Exploratorium moved to Pier 15 on the Embarcadero, which runs along the city's historic eastern waterfront. With three times the space, the Exploratorium has expanded its exhibit experience, both inside and outdoors, and has enhanced access to new learning opportunities. This location also offers greater visitor access from around the ... More »

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