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Allegro never misses a beat

The Allegro Condos being built next to my building advertise on their site that you “never miss a beat”. That certainly seems to be the case this morning as they are driving steel beams into the ground like clockwork, shaking my entire building (I’m on the fifth floor of a brick building) and echoing off of the rest of the Tivoli Theater area buildings. The slamming has a period of about a second and is rather similar to what I imagine someone with cinder blocks for shoes jumping in my kitchen would sound like.

seismograph of me tapping my keyboard where the sensor is located

seismograph of my computer, untouched, as the construction goes on

I only wish my laptop microphone could pick up the sound, but alas, it doesn’t register. Unfortunately, it is enough to wake me at 6am. And this from a guy who sleeps through fire alarms above the bed and once slept through an explosion from a half-stick of dynamite.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Emily | April 5, 2007 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    This is the best noise complaint I’ve ever seen.

  2. Corey | April 6, 2007 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear about the noise. But as a purchaser of a 1 bedroom unit in the Allegro, your noise complaint is music to my ears. I was beginning to wonder when they’d ever begin actual construction at the site.

    Tell ya what, when I move in I’ll buy you a beer…

  3. Justin | April 6, 2007 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I can appreciate that it’s been a long time coming… I’ve seen the site for a while. But man, that’s some loud construction. It wasn’t even that loud when they demolished the old Giant…

    Well, welcome to the neighborhood anyway!

  4. Corey | April 6, 2007 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to drop by the site this weekend and check out the progress and stop at Sticky Fingers. That place is great. For what it’s worth, once the foundation is laid down and the steel skeleton of the building is up the noise level should go down a bit. These are usually the two loudest parts of construction. The Allegro will have an overpriced underground parking lot, which means they need to do a massive foundation job.