I bolted over to the land at lunchtime on my bike to check on these gate columns and it took me 45 minutes from work to the gates of the block . Anyone who knows Phnom Penh will know that is an INCREDIBLE time and unlikely to EVER be beaten. It took me 10 minutes from work ( near Northbridge School ) to drive onto the ferry at Naga Casino. Green lights and no traffic. Amazing.
Anyhoooooooo the good news is the guys are doing a great job on the gates and the columns are straight as an arrow. It was indeed an illusion in the photo Leakhana sent me so I breathed a sigh of relief, shelled out some cash to the builders and headed back to town.