Just alongside the Malamocco inlet, a huge construction site has been set up for the building of 18 of the caissons. They will be made at the site, and then launched into the water via a special system called the Syncrolift. The caissons will then be towed into place nearby.
All 18 of the Malamocco caissons are being constructed at the same time, although according to a very specific plan, and not at the same pace. Here we see a row of caissons that are under construction.
July 11, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Kathleen Craig
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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