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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #9341
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How are they getting the concrete to the top to pour? Do they pump it up from ground level premixed? Do they bring the dry concrete up by the external elevators, pump the water up separately and mix it at the top? Are the cranes involved in bringing up concrete? If they pump it up, are there multiple pumps involved, such as one pump every five floors?

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It is definitely pumped up through the core...ready mixed trucks back in and pour into main pump hopper at street level...two trucks can be dumping at the same time...how many other pumps are involved I do not know
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Old October 25th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #9342
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Looking forward to seeing the new crane this weekend, as well we should be back into a quick 3-4 day schedule starting next week again I would presume.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #9343
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Looking forward to seeing the new crane this weekend, as well we should be back into a quick 3-4 day schedule starting next week again I would presume.
Parts of the crane are going up right now!

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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #9344
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They're currently lifting a piece of the new crane to the core

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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #9345
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I just got lucky I hadn't checked the cam for a few hours and lo and behold it was going up!
Wish the 56 st camera was working

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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:01 PM   #9346
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Still pouring at 4:00PM looks like they are getting ready to lift another section 56 St cam is back online
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Old October 26th, 2013, 12:20 AM   #9347
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I've not been following this thread as closely as I should. How tall is the building right now?
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Old October 26th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #9348
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Redefining the Manhattan skyline one floor at a time.
Ruining the Manhattan skyline one floor at a time.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #9349
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Sounds like what people said when the twins were being built.

Remember, this is only the second new building to rise above the Midtown plateau and there are many more that will come after it and make it feel more balanced. Just give it time.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 03:06 AM   #9350
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Sounds like what people said when the twins were being built.

Remember, this is only the second new building to rise above the Midtown plateau and there are many more that will come after it and make it feel more balanced. Just give it time.
Very, very true. I've actually had similar thoughts for a while.

Right now the main platueau in Manhattan in general, and midtown in particular, is around 800 or 900 feet. So at first the new towers at 1,300 to 1,400 will look out of place and will make the rest of the skyline look diminished. But over 10 to 15 years as the 1,300 to 1,400 footers start to fill it it will start to look nice.

I predict it will really start to look nice and balanced when they have at least 12 buildings of this height between 42nd and 57th.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 03:15 AM   #9351
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Ruining the Manhattan skyline one floor at a time.
When will people realise that there is much more going on in Midtown than just this tower who are on this site...
also 'ruining' it by sticking out? I'm pretty sure the Eiffel Tower stands out like a 'soar thumb' yet is a world wide icon (I love it)
Don't forget all of those churches and cathedrals from hundreds of years ago which stood out on the skyline towering over houses which i'm sure many would've thought the same about them being overpowering and too big

It takes balls for an architect and developer to have a project like this which kick starts a revolution of new supertalls to grace the skyline...

It's much like the age of when Art Deco skyscrapers 'ruined' the Downtown skyline just because they were tall (again I think it was an incredible change)...

This render by CCs77 shows just the beginning of what's to come for the Midtown skyline, it doesn't even have 1 Vanderbalt, the 100storey Shvo tower, Hudson Yards or the other plots for new towers to come (which a few will be supertalls as well)

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Old October 26th, 2013, 05:42 AM   #9352
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I don't understand all the adamant opposition to this project. I think it's great to have this new era of uber-thin supertalls taking Midtown by storm, whether they're minimalist like 432 Park or unbelievably detailed like 107 W 57. I know I can't wait to see them all completed so I can pay NYC yet another visit.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #9353
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I don't understand all the adamant opposition to this project. I think it's great to have this new era of uber-thin supertalls taking Midtown by storm, whether they're minimalist like 432 Park or unbelievably detailed like 107 W 57. I know I can't wait to see them all completed so I can pay NYC yet another visit.
I want more built.

I want 57th Street to become New York's version of Sheikh Zayed Street in Dubai
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #9354
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Today will mark a big change in pattern of construction as the core crane gets assembled and mounted the slow down of the past will weeks will end and the pace will pick back up again.

All the parts are in place for the assembly today...most was unloaded and some pre-assembly yesterday. It looked like they placed one tower section on the core down inside the current double story mechanical floor (because it is down inside it was not visible on the cams once in place)..today the rest will go up. The boom parts are now sitting on a flat bed on Park Avenue ready to be unloaded and assembled...should be fun to watch.


more tower sections have been laced so now the crane location is visible. structure is now taller than the core.
56 st camera is down again...I wonder if they shut it down while the assembly is going on? it was down most of the day yesterday as well.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #9355
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I've not been following this thread as closely as I should. How tall is the building right now?
175 metres.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #9356
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Well guys, the new crane has finally been placed. Looks like the core is being poured as well. We should see the perimeter forms jump soon, which will indicate when we're approaching our next core jump.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #9357
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It is definitely pumped up through the core...ready mixed trucks back in and pour into main pump hopper at street level...two trucks can be dumping at the same time...how many other pumps are involved I do not know
For the first few floors, a different truck with a pouring machine attached to it simply used this directly to pour the lower floors that it could reach. After this got 8 or so floors up, you'd see your typical concrete mixer trucks show up on site, where a hose was connected to it and run through the building up to the core pouring machine and connected there.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #9358
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56th Street crane just placed the cabin on our new red crane!



3 men are climbing it and about to reach the top! I haven't seen such an exciting day here in a long, long time.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #9359
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Today will mark a big change in pattern of construction as the core crane gets assembled and mounted the slow down of the past will weeks will end and the pace will pick back up again.

All the parts are in place for the assembly today...most was unloaded and some pre-assembly yesterday. It looked like they placed one tower section on the core down inside the current double story mechanical floor (because it is down inside it was not visible on the cams once in place)..today the rest will go up. The boom parts are now sitting on a flat bed on Park Avenue ready to be unloaded and assembled...should be fun to watch.


more tower sections have been laced so now the crane location is visible. structure is now taller than the core.
56 st camera is down again...I wonder if they shut it down while the assembly is going on? it was down most of the day yesterday as well.
56 st camera is back online
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Old October 26th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #9360
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The crane appears much smaller on the tower than it did when it was still on the ground. Btw 56th cam still doesn't work for me.
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