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After several days of excavation and water extraction, we managed to gain access July 9 to a cavity between the surface of the ground and what appears to be the ceiling of the hotel’s wartime bunker.
The bunker is about six feet down, with a two-foot layer of concrete as ceiling. As we’d known, the bunker is situated right below the Bamboo Bar and next to Le Club Bar.
We’ve exposed a crawl space between the concrete layers and are now determined to drill another hole to access the ceiling we just found. From there we can bore a hole and determine how to further expose the site for easier excavation with heavy machinery.
We’re planning to mobilize this week, so hopefully in a week’s time we’ll have more intelligence. Nevertheless it was exciting today and we shall not give up easily.
For better or worse, this is part of the hotel’s history.