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Tesla Giga Texas Construction Speed Gives Giga Berlin a Run for its Money

Tesla Giga Texas Construction Speed Gives Giga Berlin a Run for its Money

Tesla’s Giga Texas once again demonstrates high construction speed. All parts of the site are now under construction. We can now see not only the further development of structures already there, but also the appearance of new ones. The number of cranes on the site continues to increase, which hints at a transition to the next stage—the construction of buildings (workshops).

The steel structure in the north has doubled in size. Over the past nine days, nine more sections have been added to the eight already there on the first floor, making 17. To the five sections on the second floor, nine more were added—14 in total—and six of which already have a roof. Floor slabs have appeared in two sections on the second floor, which indicates that the building, in some parts, will have at least three floors.


Source: Jeff Roberts/YouTube

The installation of footings in the west-central part of the site continues. At the moment there are more than a thousand of them, and their construction continues. The construction of a new steel structure has also begun in the western part. At the moment, three sections have already been installed there.


Source: Jeff Roberts/YouTube

In addition to the new construction, several new excavations have been spotted in the western part. This is most likely necessary in order to further strengthen the footings.


Source: Jeff Roberts/YouTube

In the east-central part, the installation of footings continues. Now the purpose of the oblong pit, dug there earlier, is clear. Its bottom was filled with cement, and on the sides, footings were installed symmetrically. This will help to strengthen the building in this place, which was most likely required due to the peculiarities of the soil there. On all sides of the fortified pit, there is an active preparation of the territory for the construction of footings.


Source: Jeff Roberts/YouTube

Work on the construction of a huge foundation at the large excavation site continues at a rapid pace. On the western side, the foundation has already been completely backfilled with soil, and the backfilling of its middle part has begun. Strengthening with metal reinforcement and cement continues from its northern part.


Source: Joe Tegtmeyer/YouTube

In the southeast corner, at the very bottom edge, 26 massive, reinforced concrete pillars have already been installed. On them, over the past nine days, many reinforced concrete slabs have been installed, which have formed a large and solid roof over five sections. This part of Giga Texas now looks the most striking and majestic.


Source: Jeff Roberts/YouTube

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Eva Fox

Eva Fox

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.

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