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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:21 PM   #2581
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What's the story with those pipes on the brick building to the left?
Most likely temp water or other utility lines for the construction process.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 10:50 PM   #2582
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What's the story with those pipes on the brick building to the left?
Beer line.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 11:10 PM   #2583
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So that's it...

Gradually, new supertails change the landscape of a city.

In the near future, classical buildings disappear in a sea of ​​sticks,,,
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Old January 6th, 2016, 12:36 AM   #2584
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So that's it...

Gradually, new supertails change the landscape of a city.

In the near future, classical buildings disappear in a sea of ​​sticks,,,
Most classical buildings have already disappeared in the New York concrete jungle. There are so many hidden gems in Manhattan that people don't know about. I mean the Chrysler building itself is struggling to be seen on the skyline.
It's called progress. An ever-changing skyline.
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Old January 6th, 2016, 09:07 PM   #2585
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Most classical buildings have already disappeared in the New York concrete jungle. There are so many hidden gems in Manhattan that people don't know about. I mean the Chrysler building itself is struggling to be seen on the skyline.
It's called progress. An ever-changing skyline.
Yes. This is a concrete reality...
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Old January 8th, 2016, 11:27 PM   #2586
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This kind of skinny buling is 1000 time better than big boxy 1960/1980 skyscrapers
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Old January 9th, 2016, 05:01 PM   #2587
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I counted 7 workers... they are on hiring spree !



Foundation work is completed for some of the first support columns.

Either those are Oompa Loompas or the site is bigger than it looks without people for reference.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 07:50 PM   #2588
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This kind of skinny buling is 1000 time better than big boxy 1960/1980 skyscrapers
No it's not. And at least those 'big boxy' buildings housed thousands of blue-collar workers... not a few Billionaires who spend most of their time in Monaco for tax-dodging purposes.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #2589
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One of you is talking about style, the other is talking about utility. You're both right with your respective opinions (in my opinion).

One point: Generally speaking, those boxy buildings house(d) white-collar workers. Blue-collar workers made the buildings (and I thank them).
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Old January 11th, 2016, 02:57 AM   #2590
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One of you is talking about style, the other is talking about utility. You're both right with your respective opinions (in my opinion).

One point: Generally speaking, those boxy buildings house(d) white-collar workers. Blue-collar workers made the buildings (and I thank them).
Almost all of those buildings had things like Mail-rooms, kitchens, canteens, cleaners, doormen, maids...etc. Take a standard building that houses 500 people in a working day....you can be assured that around half of them would consider themselves 'blue collared'.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 03:19 AM   #2591
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Almost all of those buildings had things like Mail-rooms, kitchens, canteens, cleaners, doormen, maids...etc. Take a standard building that houses 500 people in a working day....you can be assured that around half of them would consider themselves 'blue collared'.
Good point, but I think the 50% number may be a bit high. I've worked in a few boxy 35+ story office buildings and they all had maintenance, mail rooms, janitorial staff, etc. But in my experiences (and I worked many a late night and got to know those good people) and they probably accounted for about 8-10% of the number of white collar workers (and that's generous).

One example: a 42 story building had about 40 white collar workers on each working floor (42 - 6 mechanical floors, 1 lobby floor = 35 floors... so 35x40= 1400) for a total of about 1,400 white collar workers. The building maintenance crew was about 10-15, 10-15 maids/janitors who each worked several floors, security totaled about 35 blue collar workers. So 35 out of 1,400 is 2.5% of the total work force of the building.

Anyway, you both made good points... one about style and the other about utility.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #2592
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Old January 24th, 2016, 02:34 PM   #2593
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Hi guys!

There is the construction progress during the year 2015:



Thank you!!!
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Old January 25th, 2016, 04:41 AM   #2594
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Update by robertwalpole on yimby forums
http://www.yimbyforums.com/t/new-yor...-floors/261/61

The rebar cage for the colums on the basement floor seems ready. A significant progress on the fundation for the core.
This building beggining to rise seems inminent.


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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:32 PM   #2595
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It's still mind-boggling that they are going to erect a 1,400+ foot skyscraper in that tiny alley (with another 17 feet of width from part of the Steinway. They also seem to be keeping the original steel from the building constructed in 1925, which is another surprise. I thought they would clear the Steinway portion to be incorporated into the tower down to bedrock.

This is my favorite skyscraper project to watch, but one I've felt might end up being downsized or even postponed indefinitely if the market became saturated with ultra luxury apartments. The substantial non-union labor element, the glacial pace of construction so far, and the envelope-pushing structural nature of this tower also make me wonder if this tower will be built as advertised.

Hopefully this project will be 100 feet above ground level a few months from now, and these concerns will have been proved groundless.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:43 PM   #2596
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Isn't this building like 60' wide. Thats pure insanity.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:52 PM   #2597
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Isn't this building like 60' wide. Thats pure insanity.
The base of the tower is 58.75' wide (east-west) x 79.25' deep (north-south).
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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:57 PM   #2598
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OMG PROGRESS! ^
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Old January 26th, 2016, 05:12 AM   #2599
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Wow didn't even notice this much was done!
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Old January 27th, 2016, 05:03 AM   #2600
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Interesting tidbit from this NYT story:

Unearthing the Past to Create New York’s Buildings of Tomorrow

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On the more obviously historical projects, like the Steinway Hall conversion — developed with Property Markets Group — the new elements recall the past. The jagged setback of the tower, designed by SHoP Architects, evokes Jazz Age skyscrapers, while an old recital hall will be rebuilt on the eighth floor almost exactly as it was, thanks to photos Ms. Clark found."


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"Left, a rendering shows a recital hall on the eighth floor of a condominium tower being built in the former Steinway Hall on West 57th Street. Archival photographs of the original, which was destroyed decades ago, right, are guiding construction of the near replica."
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