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    :: Sunday, August 13, 2006 ::

    Crew adores Rincon tower but can't afford to live there - By Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle
    The work goes on from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., six days a week. There are 98 men and two women on the job -- carpenters, ironworkers ('rodbusters,' they are called), laborers and some others. But when the job goes into a higher gear and construction of the condo units begins, there will be hundreds more.

    Many of the workers say there is something special about this tower.

    'This is one of those great projects you'll be able to tell your grandkids about,' said Julie Anne Linsley, who runs a hoist -- a construction elevator -- inside the building.

    'You'll be able to see this building from El Cerrito, from Richmond, from Fremont, from all over. I'll say, 'Look at that. Granny got to build that high-rise.' ' Linsley, who is 39 and lives in Oakland, doesn't have any grandchildren yet, 'but I plan on having 'em.'
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