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Meeting St. Stories
(Jul 10 2006)
East Bay Stories
(Oct 10 2006)
Drum Island Stories
(Feb 17)
Pearman Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Grace Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Imposions: Prep and boom
(Mar 27)
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Unbuilding Challenges
(Mar 13)
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(Feb 20)
Unbuilding Stories
(Mar 13)
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(Feb 28)

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August 17, 2005 17:36
Jack Foley: Reflective sun glasses make a difference

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September 06, 2005 7:50
Sparky Witte - as addicted as I am to capturing the unbuilding process

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September 12, 2005 0:00
Ryan Billingsley (Birthday boy)

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September 12, 2005 15:33
Michael Hebb (Anniversary boy)

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September 14, 2005 0:00
Lee Graves' father and the Grace Bridge

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September 17, 2005 13:41
Construction from a different era
The Berlin Wall

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September 21, 2005 10:20
Pio Monsini

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September 29, 2005 8:52
Sharon Stallings - Boat driver

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October 01, 2005 9:13
Meet some of the Billingsley clan

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October 03, 2005 14:08
More unsung heros: behind the scenes at the Navy Yard

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January 22, 2006 11:45
Mickey Rogers and his ABS team

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January 23, 2006 18:50
Bob McCabe - never standing still

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January 23, 2006 19:23
The all purpose Richie

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January 24, 2006 5:40
Neil Myers - the night owl

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February 13, 2006 17:30
Leon: Corey's dad and Pete's grandpa

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February 17, 2006 10:12
Jim Grier and his A team fells the last Grace segment on Drum Island

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February 22, 2006 6:45
History today - Successful lowering of the Pearman main span over the Cooper RIver

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March 01, 2006 6:45
The Ironworkers proclaim that the Cooper River is Graceless

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March 18, 2006 10:45
Charlie Brown and Tenacity of purpose

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March 25, 2006 6:30
From Newark to Singapore in 18 hour 15 min

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March 31, 2006 11:17
Sparky and Sparky 2 and a trip around the worksites

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April 01, 2006 8:00
Sparky's Family, Pio, Richie and Chucky (and a small sideline - the Cooper River Bridge Run)

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April 23, 2006 6:54
The Starmer family has not forgotten how to build

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May 19, 2006 11:10
Home for a little work, family and a bridge fix

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May 26, 2006 9:30
The guys that make our web site happen

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June 26, 2006 15:10
Our backup video team and the Navy Yard

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July 22, 2006 10:30
Meet Billy Ward and the 995 in action

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July 26, 2006 7:26
ABS University, Prof. Rogers and the CHS Bomb Squad

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July 27, 2006 1:30
My dad passed to us many gifts and now he has passed

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August 01, 2006 7:04
Jackie, Richie, Michael, Jim and Bob. Unbuilding in Singapore

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August 06, 2006 8:12
Unbuilding an HDB block in Singapore

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August 09, 2006 8:04
Hammers sleep on National Day in Singapore

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August 11, 2006 8:07
Continued unbuilding of the HDB structure in Singapore

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August 14, 2006 7:50
Unbuilding the HDB block almost complete in Singapore

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August 16, 2006 7:08
Waking up across the street: Michael in the thinking position

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August 17, 2006 7:04
From morning to evening: Unbuilding an HDB block

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August 19, 2006 7:48
Unbuilding the foundation at the HDB block in Singapore

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August 22, 2006 18:10
Finishing the nearer building, wrapping the next building

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August 24, 2006 7:03
Wrapping the next HDB block for unbuilding

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September 01, 2006 17:00
Igniting the Pioneer Spirit in Singapore

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September 08, 2006 18:20
Around the world in 36 hours with Singapore Airlines

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September 21, 2006 16:40
A bridge in Bali

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October 05, 2006 8:15
From home to work in Singapore

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October 10, 2006 9:00
Brian Dadin joins our team and Grace has a mid-span support

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October 20, 2006 18:17
Evening street scenes in Singapore's Chinatown

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October 26, 2006 12:00
Oriental Culture 101: Culinary Therapy

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November 07, 2006 14:01
Monsoons in Singapore, Gloom in Charleston but surfers everywhere

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November 09, 2006 16:35
Deep reach fishing with Michael and his 1250

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November 25, 2006 7:00
Frank and Ellen visit Liaocheng China

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November 29, 2006 0:00
Sparky and his team rebuilding what Katrina unbuilt

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December 03, 2006 11:23
Wildlife in Singapore: Macritchie Reservoir

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December 09, 2006 10:23
Ants in action at Macritchie Reservior, Singapore

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December 12, 2006 17:23
Watch God build a rainbow

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December 22, 2006 16:28
SCDOT's aerial survey

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December 23, 2006 9:40
Unbuilding on Pulau Ubin, off the east coast of Singapore

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December 27, 2006 9:10
The TreeTops suspension bridge in Singapore

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December 29, 2006 11:03
More practice photographing insects and some building in Singapore

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January 01, 2007 9:43
New Year's colorful nature in Singapore

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January 02, 2007 11:23
Happy New Year from Singapore

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January 05, 2007 16:14
Neither rain, snow, or ice can keep Jimmy Grier from an oyster roast

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January 13, 2007 0:45
While Mickey is unbuilding big stuff - I'm trying to photograph small stuff

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January 31, 2007 0:00
Night views of the Cooper River

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February 20, 2007 13:45
A weekend at Lincoln's Kelong - near Batam Indonesia

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February 23, 2007 18:25
Sunset over Charleston

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March 04, 2007 14:00
Launching the Spirit of South Carolina

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March 10, 2007 19:10
A view of the Ravenel in the early evening

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March 11, 2007 7:50
A visit to Basel: Friends and Computational Biology

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March 12, 2007 6:25
The moon sets over Basel - and a walk along the Rhine

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March 13, 2007 14:25
Manny demonstrates the Manny push strategy.

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