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Old July 12th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #2761
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From 56th and Park Avenue, it doesn't look that steep, but from 57th, it looks like a mountain.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 04:27 PM   #2762
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So considering the construction is going well do you think that the buildings height is final.
At least it isn't going to be lower, maybe they increase the height a bit.
As said earlier, 432m would be a nice height. But they are already building the basement of the tower, so don't count much on changes in height.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #2763
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LOL, I just saw a funny thing. One of the big orange excavators was pushing a truck to help it get up the ramp
you can see that every day several times
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #2764
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Ok, those elevators would only be for the basement levels. I didn't think of that.

Thanks.
Actually not true the Commercial elevator (purple square on the left outside of the core) will rise at least through the hotel floors. It shows up on the floor plan of the spa.
They are working late today...hydraulic hammer is working hard breaking rock out for the core foundations

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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #2765
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It looks like a new shaft has been done in the past 2 days on the right from 56th. Is this correct?
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #2766
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It looks like a new shaft has been done in the past 2 days on the right from 56th. Is this correct?
Looks like it...either for the east side stairwell or the two Hotel Lobby elevators.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #2767
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If you look at the photo on 138 and compare it to the live cam, you can tell somethig has been done. This is moving so quickly. PA can learn a few things from this!
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #2768
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If you look at the photo on 138 and compare it to the live cam, you can tell somethig has been done. This is moving so quickly. PA can learn a few things from this!
Yeah they are really rockin' and rollin'...that ramp has got to go soon
If you look in the left foreground... they are forming the remaining footings for the tower western perimeter columns...
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #2769
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Yeah it should. Another thing I just noticed is the development in the bottom left corner of the pit (not the footprint). Any idea what that could be? Staircase or elevator shaft to the lobby perhaps?
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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #2770
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I think what you are seeing are actually the tower perimeter footings...as noted in orange below on the drawing...it is a little deceptive because off the depth of the hole and the camera angle...the south edge of the tower will really line up very close to the south edge of the ramp. To the far left we should see the foundations for the car/truck elevators go in very shortly as well.

The square hole in the current LIVE 56 st camera with the triangular brace in it is the form for the footing of Southwest corner of the tower...the corner column should rise from the center of this square...I think!




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Old July 12th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #2771
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I don't know... Looks a little too big. Look at the photo and then the webcam. The box is where what looks like 2 PVC pipes are.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #2772
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I made a new one based on yesterday's image.

I also drawn some cheat lines to get a better idea of the actual footprint of the tower from this angle.



The new boxes are indeed on the spots where there will be columns, they are just lower in the site then the other columns therefore they don't line up as neatly on the webcam image.

It's a bit vague but there's a machine right on top of the boxes that a looks like a drilling rig that is used to drill the holes for the rebar in the bedrock. It's probably only somewhat bigger then the actual columns to give the drilling rig a smooth place to stand on.

You can see the machine in the middle of this cut out of the webcam image.

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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #2773
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Thanks for the post Momo.
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Great Drawing Thanks for posting...exactly what I was talkin'bout
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Old July 13th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #2775
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Sorry I doubted you. I feel ashamed.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #2776
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Digging like crazy today...hammer and shovel...Excavation for the core is going a lot deeper..looks to be good 20' below the retail slab...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #2777
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Yeah, true. I see the hole become bigger every hour.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #2778
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Hope there's not an accident today... Check the date.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #2779
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Really starting ramp removal...backing dirt up the ramp...going to be a bit like painting the floor of room...backing out the doorway...the 57st camera gives the best angle on current excavations
Will be able to see more once the sun comes around...Truck load after truck load of ramp dirt going out today.

Clearly the tower core footings are going to cast directly to the bed rock...constant drilling today in preparation.

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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2780
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Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, OMA and Zaha Hadid compete for Manhattan tower

Developer rejects KPF, Maki, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, Christian de Portzamparc and Jean Nouvel

Foster and Partners, OMA, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Zaha Hadid Architects have been picked to compete for a skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan.

The four practices were shortlisted by developer David Levinson to replace 425 Park Avenue, a 1957 wedding cake of a building near Central Park.

The orginal invited longlist included KPF, Maki and Associates, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Meier and Partners, Atelier Christian de Portzamparc and Ateliers Jean Nouvel.

The four finalists this week presented to the jury which is headed by Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of the Centre for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University. All four designs will go on display and a winner is due to be announced in the autumn.

Demolition of the existing 31-storey building cannot start until 2015 when Levinson takes control of the site.

Zoning regulations have changed since it was built, meaning the current building is 18 times overdeveloped. If Levinson knocks down the entire building he would be bound by the new regulations but if he retains at least 25%, the new element can be built to the original density.

The architects have been asked to come up with two proposals, the second anticipating a possible relaxation of the rules.

Levinson also warned his pockets were not as limitless as the shortlist might suggest.

A prospectus said: “While the client team is open-minded about material and aesthetic expression, a restrained elegance has often proven to be more successful for this building type than irrational exuberance.”
not sure how far related, since it has nearly the same name i guess it is only a few plots away from this one?
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