Bankers Trust Building Construction Photographs 1910-11
Photo #B16502
Photograph courtesy The Skyscraper Museum
In the month since the demolition contractor left the site, The Foundation Company--contractors for the foundation of the new Bankers Trust Building--have replaced the protective staging with a more robust structure and many stiff-legged derricks. A two-horse team on Wall Street hauls a load of steel sheet piling, probably destined for the site at the corner of Wall and Nassau Streets. Steel sheet piling is driven into the soil to retain fill under buildings adjacent to an excavation--such as the hole being dug for the foundation of the new tower.