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Old October 26th, 2013, 03:50 AM   #261
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Old October 27th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #262
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Great pic, if only that apartment building wasn't in your way.
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Old October 27th, 2013, 03:41 AM   #263
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Great pic, if only that apartment building wasn't in your way.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 04:46 AM   #264
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Thanks for the photo.

It does give a decent view of the neighborhood south of the tower, including another tower being built south of the OHM building.

It also gives you a different view of the two USPS mail processing buildings kitty corner from the Coach Tower.

Usually the older USPS bldg on the south side of 30th street looks quite grungy from the street level photos. That's the building the High Line's 10th Ave spur used to run into.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:25 PM   #265
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Western part of the core jumped up today.

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Looking east from 11th ave viaduct. The platform is marching ever closer.

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Looking west from my office window. Sorry it's terrifically dirty...

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No new work done on the cantilever footings.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 05:42 AM   #266
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According to neighbors, work is 24 hours a day

Thanks for the photos above & on your flickr photostream. It looked to me that piers/footings/whatever for the cantilever columns were nearing completion.

The curbedNY caption for their photo below is "According to neighbors, work is 24 hours a day, and the neighbors "are getting sick of that s*it."" This is a similar complaint to UrbanImpressionist from SSP who was complaining about the noise of the vacuum trucks in the yard itself (I think). It looks like the tunnel box construction in the yard itself is also lit up...



CurbedNY article & more photos:http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/1..._high_line.php
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Old November 1st, 2013, 05:58 AM   #267
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Poor guys. The noise of merely replacing some windows near some apartments is enough to drive me insane. I can't imagine how awful the construction noise must be for them.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 06:56 PM   #268
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Poor guys. The noise of merely replacing some windows near some apartments is enough to drive me insane. I can't imagine how awful the construction noise must be for them.
Manhattan is a noisy place. But 24 hour work is how they are making their progress.

I assume those photos are from the OHM. If you compare some of the older photos of the rail yard to this batch you can see the progress of the secant pile wall drills making their way from west to east.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 07:20 PM   #269
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I have a distinct feeling UrbanImpressionist is the tipster for that Curbed article (here). Those pictures seem to be from the exact vantage point as the ones he's posted at SSP.

It's definitely too bad. I'm sure OHM didn't bother telling prospective buyers they were moving next to a future construction megaproject. I don't know if they're apartments or condos, but if they're the latter then the residents can just think about all the money they're going to make on resale in 10 years. That should get them to sleep at night.
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I have a distinct feeling UrbanImpressionist is the tipster for that Curbed article (here). Those pictures seem to be from the exact vantage point as the ones he's posted at SSP.

It's definitely too bad. I'm sure OHM didn't bother telling prospective buyers they were moving next to a future construction megaproject. I don't know if they're apartments or condos, but if they're the latter then the residents can just think about all the money they're going to make on resale in 10 years. That should get them to sleep at night.
Yeah: "buyer beware"/ buyer be aware. Many (most?) people do not pay attention to the world around them and/or have no idea how infrastructure supports/permeates their modern lives. In this case the West Side Yard is surrounded by Related's signage for the Hudson Yards development. That should be a tipoff to investigate further.

I live out in the suburbs of LI where the (well) water is supplied by the Suffolk County Water Authority. They have a well field the next block over. The SCWA had been doing a decent amount of work (w/o ANY signage) there over the last decade or so & they had construction vehicles outside it a couple of days ago. I checked it out: turned out to be National Grid gas people replacing the boxes around the in-street gas valves. According to the crew boss that street has an 8" steel gas main @ 350 maybe 450 psi.

Something to keep in mind, especially since I would love to have gas in MY street which is a sidestreet off that gas main side street.

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Old November 3rd, 2013, 03:20 PM   #271
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Hey folks, anybody knows the height of the fat boxy building which is about to be reclad by Brookfield? I need to know it so that I can better assess the current height of Coach
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 04:36 PM   #272
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it's 66.4m according to skyscraperpage
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 10:54 PM   #273
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fat boxy building about to be reclad

"fat boxy building about to be reclad by Brookfield" - I like the description.

I call it the AP building, street address 450 W. 33rd st., because it is the CURRENT HQ of the AP (& NY's The Daily News).

Originally built as the Westyard Distribution Center. Completed in 1970 when NY, NY was a different place: the West Side Hwy was still standing and the High Line still had trains running on it. AND the LIRR's West Storage Yard did not exist either, though railroad's have operated in this area since the 1850s.

Emporis.com claims the architecture style IS brutalism.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 11:26 PM   #274
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More of the stuff we like:

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Midtown NYC Construction by Xenotar28, on Flickr

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Naked City Bones by Xenotar28, on Flickr
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 11:53 PM   #275
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We like this stuff very much
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Old November 4th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #276
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Yes we do. . I'm impressed by the progress here.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 12:48 AM   #277
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leaning column?

I found this photo by flickr's themodulorman interesting because it seems to show a south leaning column at the eastern end of the tower.

This photo is from 10/25 looking east, the High Line's 10th Ave spur is on the right:
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Original themodulorman photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/themodu...n/photostream/

Could this photo match up with the render from 12/2012 that shows a south leaning column over the High Line towards the right side of the render. This render is looking west:


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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #278
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Yes we do. . I'm impressed by the progress here.
yes, finally the first tower of this mega-project is going up
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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #279
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The site is almost completely dead today. I wonder if it's too cold?
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Old November 5th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #280
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Hey folks, I updated my diagram. According to the latest pics it looks like the building is approximately 20 meters or 66 feet tall

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