Foundation of 587 Main Street, viewed from Huguenot Street.

This past weekend, about 50 trucks spent 14 hours pouring roughly 3,000 cubic yards of concrete to establish the foundation of RXR’s new downtown tower at 587 Main Street.

That’s a lot of concrete!  Plus, the foundation also includes about  360 tons of rebar.

Once the foundation work is fully completed, the building will begin to rise pretty quickly, about a floor a week, topping out in early 2018.  Here’s more information about the project itself.

For anyone who might have been fascinated by construction vehicles as a little kid, this is fun stuff — not that I am confessing anything.