Bring it on!

This just in from building management:

One of the noisiest components of the Wabash viaduct reconstruction – metal sheet pile driving as part of the caisson installation – is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 17, 2005. This activity may also cause the building to vibrate.

They’ve never warned of vibration before and this place certainly shook when they were ripping apart Wabash. I wonder if this is an attempt to proactively warn or if they really mean the Richter scale is going to be involved here.

The test will be if the building shakes enough to park the hard drive head of my ThinkPad. Sorry, boss, gotta go home, my hard drive airbag just deployed.

UPDATE (3/18): No piles driven, no buildings shaken, no airbags deployed. So very anticlimactic!