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Old May 10th, 2017, 10:02 PM   #2481
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what is the tallest structure in new york city right now
Architectural height: One World Trade Center (1776 feet / 541,3 meter)
Roof height: 432 Park Avenue (1396 feet / 425,5 meter)
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Old May 10th, 2017, 11:55 PM   #2482
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This schematic is awesome. Does anyone know what that "deep water" component is?

I think its fair to say that Manhattan Island is perhaps the most fascinating piece of urban land on the Earth.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 01:33 AM   #2483
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This schematic is awesome. Does anyone know what that "deep water" component is?

I think its fair to say that Manhattan Island is perhaps the most fascinating piece of urban land on the Earth.
new york city water supply
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Old May 11th, 2017, 01:50 AM   #2484
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Does anyone know what that "deep water" component is?
New York's main water tunnels that bring water in from the upstate reservoirs are hundreds of feet below the ground. Some sections are over 20 feet wide, and they connect to a shallower distribution network through a series of risers. There are two completed tunnels, and a third has been under construction since the late 70s. It's over 500 ft below street level!
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Old May 11th, 2017, 02:05 AM   #2485
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So the deeper main tunnels are effectively pressurised by the drop from the reservoirs and push water up the risers?

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New York's main water tunnels that bring water in from the upstate reservoirs are hundreds of feet below the ground. Some sections are over 20 feet wide, and they connect to a shallower distribution network through a series of risers. There are two completed tunnels, and a third has been under construction since the late 70s. It's over 500 ft below street level!
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Old May 11th, 2017, 06:08 AM   #2486
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Exactly. The water can actually reach 6 stories above street level without mechanical assistance. Pretty amazing.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 08:21 AM   #2487
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New York's main water tunnels that bring water in from the upstate reservoirs are hundreds of feet below the ground. Some sections are over 20 feet wide, and they connect to a shallower distribution network through a series of risers. There are two completed tunnels, and a third has been under construction since the late 70s. It's over 500 ft below street level!
Yea I just learned today that over $6 billion has been spent on a new water supply tunnel that should be fully functional within the next few years. Its an absolutely spectacular infrastructure project. New York never ceases to amaze.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 12:14 PM   #2488
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New York's main water tunnels that bring water in from the upstate reservoirs are hundreds of feet below the ground. Some sections are over 20 feet wide, and they connect to a shallower distribution network through a series of risers. There are two completed tunnels, and a third has been under construction since the late 70s. It's over 500 ft below street level!
Is the third one the thing that's in Die Hard: With a Vengenance?
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Old May 12th, 2017, 12:20 PM   #2489
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Yea I just learned today that over $6 billion has been spent on a new water supply tunnel that should be fully functional within the next few years. Its an absolutely spectacular infrastructure project. New York never ceases to amaze.
Yeah, the New York constantly surprises. And this is good.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 02:01 AM   #2490
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I think the one in Die Hard that John drives the truck through is slightly north of the city. It's a the big aqueduct tunnel from upstate. In the movie, the truck driver explains where they are to John. I assume his explanation is based in fact.


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Old May 26th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #2491
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Went by the other day and saw this written on the Work in Progress sign. Was this any of you guys?



Someone wrote "eye sore" on the sign. Underneath it, someone else replied "we love it <3"
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Old June 3rd, 2017, 05:09 AM   #2493
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They might just love the MetLife Building.
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Someone wrote "eye sore" on the sign. Underneath it, someone else replied "we love it <3"
And then the slasher attacked it.
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Old June 3rd, 2017, 09:04 PM   #2495
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Or they are one of those people that think skyscraper destroy cities
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Old June 3rd, 2017, 10:18 PM   #2496
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And then the slasher attacked it.
Haha I didn't even notice that
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Old June 3rd, 2017, 11:33 PM   #2497
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Or they are one of those people that think skyscraper destroy cities
Well wtf are they doing in NYC then?
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Old June 4th, 2017, 01:04 AM   #2498
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I literally wanted to write this few minutes ago
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Old June 4th, 2017, 03:18 AM   #2499
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I don't mind any at all few floors
Because too expensive more floors I think I remember this was first announced 70 storey back 2008 then crisis .... somewhere 370 metre tallest I think?
like one 30 Hudson Yards would be 73 storey
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Old June 4th, 2017, 08:57 AM   #2500
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perhaps, not sure really. But at this stage perhaps irrelevant.
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