I'm not sure where folks are seeing the value engineering in this. But I'll guess I'll wait and see if they will wrap it all around with Concord's/Canderal's "finest"...
I wasn't really aware of that. Though to be fair, I wasn't paying attention to this until the Time Team excavation of the project...There are tons - some of the changes from the competition to current scheme; but the architects were also noted in one of the city reports as saying that the design couldn't be VE'ed further. There are lots of little details - such as the staircase on Front clad in curved glass - there are illustrative of the details in other RSH projects but are no longer present in this final scheme.
You take some good photos!
Practice makes perfect! They are certainly speeding things up in last few weeks and, even allowing for the Christmas break, should have all the arches up by mid-January and probably more floor slab poured too. It will be interesting to see how complicated it is and how long it takes to install the cladding/roofing so that they can start inside work.Lol!