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The creation of Giga Berlin is very different from what we are accustomed to when it comes to the usual construction process. The entire territory is divided by roads into several neat compartments, in which the creation of buildings takes place quickly, clearly, and cleanly. This organization requires a high level of expertise from those who design the factory and manage the construction process.
The Drive Unit looks almost complete. The western wall, which had a structure different from the rest of the building due to the ramps placed there, is also almost complete. The building should be finished soon. Inside, it is already looks neat and tidy.
The construction of the Paint Shop impresses even more. Over the past 10 days, the two blocks have been connected by a massive structure that continues to grow. The new part is already covered with a roof, and so are the two blocks that it connects. A part of the northern wall has also popped up, hinting that the building will soon take its final shape.
The Paint Shop will be very large and will house the world's most modern equipment. Inside one of the blocks, a floor has already been laid, which has an unusual surface. It is not flat, it has special recesses, which, most likely, will be used for laying communications or installing special equipment.
The creation of Body in White is advancing rapidly. It seems that all the pillars are in place, most of the building is already covered with roofing, and insulation is in. On the south side of Body in White, an almost complete wall has gone up. On the west side, you can see a partially installed cover between the floors.
The installation of footings for Casting continues. Apparently, this process will wrap up soon, as most footings are about ready. The building will house eight giant Die Casting Machines — Giga Presses.
According to the latest information, Model Y produced at Giga Berlin will have a new architecture. Vehicles will be assembled from two (front and rear) single-piece castings. This hints that half of the eight Giga Presses will be for the front piece and the other four will be for the rear.
The installation of pillars for General Assembly appears to have been fully completed and the roof structures are being installed. Installation of the roof has already begun, which again highlights the speedy pace of construction. The installation of internal partitions continues on the north side of the building.
Construction of the Press Shop has also made significant progress. All piles are already installed and the huge concrete footing is being prepared. After completion of this phase, the construction of the building frame should begin.
In a few months, construction of the first phase of Giga Berlin will be complete, and Europeans will be able to order an updated and unique Model Y.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.