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Old October 17th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #241
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Tower core photos

Flickr's HardcoreShutterbug posted a bunch of Hudson Yards photos recently, which include these two shots of the core. Taken from the northern most end of the current High Line park:
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Old October 17th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #242
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Related to Start Work on Hudson Yards Rail Platform in January
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...n-january.html

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The first tower at the site, where Coach Inc. (COH) will be the largest occupant, will top off by next September, Cross said.
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Old October 18th, 2013, 02:14 AM   #243
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Very prestigious and elegant facade.
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Old October 18th, 2013, 04:25 AM   #244
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Related to Start Work on Hudson Yards Rail Platform in January
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...n-january.html
Thx for the article link. The "start work on platform in January" is consistent with other recent reportage, BUT I notice the shopping mall has grown from 5 levels to 7 levels. Maybe that's how the sq ft reported in an earlier article grew from 1 million to 1.1 million...

I'm looking forward to photos of Bloomberg's RIDE on the #7 subway extension.
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Old October 18th, 2013, 04:36 AM   #245
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Very prestigious and elegant facade.
I don't know if you're referring to his photo, but here's another, less processed, photo of the tower core, non-rehabilitated High Line and foundation work. I had forgotten to include this photo in my earlier post. Looking NE this time. I assume the columns on this side of the High Line should start rising soon - other hardcoreshutterbug photos show what I think are the piers for the columns. Especially if they will top off in 11 months...:

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Old October 18th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #246
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Just amazing that this will top out in 11 months. This tower will rise quickly.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 01:42 AM   #247
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Just amazing that this will top out in 11 months. This tower will rise quickly.
I agree, it sounds like very fast progress to me.

Keep in mind that the 3rd phase of the High Line also opens next year, so the regular public SHOULD be able to get better views of all the construction occurring in the East Rail Yard, including the immediately adjacent Culture Shed & plaza.

I don't recall any date for when the High Line Section running through the Coach Tower to the 10th Ave spur opens. I assume AFTER the Coach tower opens in 2015.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:59 AM   #248
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Just amazing that this will top out in 11 months. This tower will rise quickly.
Absolutely! We've seen several towers in NYC already which have risen unbelievable fast.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #249
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Well, they have a countdown clock there for the construction, here it is as september 10th, That time must be for the opening of the tower (that according to the clock should be on may 31st or june 1st 2015)




Here some other pictures of the construction from their facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/HudsonYards.../photos_stream




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Old October 20th, 2013, 02:35 AM   #251
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LOTS of train access to Coach Tower

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Very nice. Will one subway be enough to lure corporate tenants?
There is more than one subway or rail line nearby.

I consider that one of the main street entrances to the tower could be from 10th Ave between 30th & 31 st, especially since I think the platform across the train yard to 33rd st will not be open by the 6/1/2015 tower opening date.

The $2.4B (really $3B) #7 extension station at between 33rd & 34th, east of 11th Ave WILL be the closest when it opens next year. BUT the 8th Ave subway entrance at the SW corner of 33rd & 8th ave is only one additional avenue in the opposite direction. In addition, that subway entrance is effectively the western end of the Penn Station complex. The esat end of the complex @ 7th Ave has the 7th Ave subway line.

That complex also has two commuter rail lines: the NY State MTA's Long Island Rail Road & NJ Transit. NJ Transit also operates MTA Metro-North commuter trains that pass through NJ (Port Jervis line) to get to the SE corner of NY state west of the Hudson river. Penn Station also contains Amtrak, which is inter-city rail, mostly servicing the NorthEast Corridor: Washington, DC-NYC-Boston.

There is also TALK of the MTA Metro North's New Haven (Connecticut) line using Penn station after 2019. IF that happens that would bring commuters from CT directly to Penn, only two avenues east of the Coach Tower. Even though Metro North & the LIRR are both part on NY State's MTA this will be a big political between the politicians representing the Bronx/Ct and LIRR because some LIRR trains into Penn would have to eliminated to provide slot to Metro North.

The big takeway: there is lots of train access nearby the Coach Tower. One Hudson Blvd will sit on top of the real-soon-now #7 extension, so all the train lines I mentioned are an additional Avenue away from that tower.

Note that the Coach Tower will be two avenues away from the West 30th Street Heliport, so executives could theoretically travel by helo...
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Old October 20th, 2013, 05:54 AM   #253
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You are right. The 8th avenue subway is a few blocks away + Penn station trains. The other subway lines are somewhat far and require walking extra long blocks. Some folks like it others may not.

Tip of the Iceberg? Silverstein wants more housing at Hudson Yards.
I wonder when this boom will go bust...

A graphic really helps to visualize where the rail-based mass transit is. The graphic below is a snip from the very recent MASNYC & RPA Penn 2023 report so the the distances shown are Penn Station-centric.

The red X is my mark for the Coach Tower; the blue X is my mark for the #7 extension entrance that will open next year. The brown dots along 8th & 7th Ave are the street level subway entrances. I assume the black dots are the centers of the subway platforms.

One thing to note is that the 7th & 8th Ave subways are old, shallow cut & covers subways, which means the platform level may be down just a flight or two of stairs from street level. The #7 extension is down two escalators or two long flights of stairs.

It will be a short walk to the #7 once the overbuild platform from the High Line to 33rd St opens.

PS: Moynihan Station is a future passenger processing/waiting area for Amtrak: the actual commuter/intercity rail platforms down in the century+ old Pennsylvania Railroad pit can not change.

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Old October 23rd, 2013, 06:57 PM   #254
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Hudson Yards, Future Home of NY Fashion Week; Coach Donates $15Mhttp://www.wwd.com/business-news/rea...01?src=twitter

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Old October 24th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #255
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Alas, no subscription to WWD, BUT

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Hudson Yards, Future Home of NY Fashion Week; Coach Donates $15Mhttp://www.wwd.com/business-news/rea...01?src=twitter
Alas, no subscription to WWD, BUT this blog post from Hauteliving.com states:

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars that the future home of NYFW is the spacious and centrally located Hudson Yards... Although it’s unclear when the next Fashion Week will grace Hudson Yards, it promises to be a grand event.
Bloomberg is making the rounds in his last days as Mayor & I hope there's good coverage of his visit to the #7 subway extension.

UPDATE: Here is free WWD reportage from 10/23/2013:

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While introducing award recipient Lew Frankfort of Coach, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled that the Culture Shed at the upcoming Hudson Yards project “will soon be the home of fashion week.” Frankfort followed by revealing that Coach made a $15 million donation to the center.
http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/desi...ule=hp-fashion

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I don't recall seeing this Culture shed animation linked below before but it also gives a little overview of the Coach Tower-Culture Shed "plaza" and the High Lnne connection. I have no idea how old this is, but I found it impressive:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/646632...e=0&portrait=0
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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #257
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It's really taking shape now!

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Definitive footing here for the cantilevered portion.

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Looks like the same further east:

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Old October 26th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #258
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It's really taking shape now!

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Definitive footing here for the cantilevered portion.

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Looks like the same further east:

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so it is going to be on top of the Highline it seems?
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so it is going to be on top of the Highline it seems?
Yes, like this (old render, correct concept):



I took the pictures from where the person in the red hoodie is standing.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 02:41 AM   #260
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Yes, like this (old render, correct concept):



I took the pictures from where the person in the red hoodie is standing.
Thanks, as always, to j-biz for the current photos.

I am NOT familiar with the current design plans for the 10th Ave spur, all I know is the last overhead shot I saw (after rehab) had all the concrete panels intact. i.e. no hole in the middle of the spur over 10th.

This quote is from of March this year: "In the second stage [of Phase 3], which does not yet have a start date, crews will work on a spur at 10th Avenue and the South Tower link; the team hopes to have the second stage open with the South Tower in 2015, says Kate Lindquist, director of communications and marketing at Friends of the High Line, a nonprofit conservancy group that conceived the project in 1999 and works to preserve and fund part of it."

The article itself is an interesting read regarding how much coordination goes on at the work site due to it's location. Note that Mayor Bloomberg had an official opening ceremony (under Central Park) this week for the opening of the Manhattan section of Water Tunnel #3:

http://newyork.construction.com/new_...-elevating.asp

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