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Old January 13th, 2014, 09:26 PM   #441
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The Friends of the High Line have a great gallery of images from that same set on their website here. A number of them even include the building I work in now:

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This picture is looking east down the High Line spur as it is being built. You can see the enormous mail sorting facility on the far right (still there), but the AP behemoth wouldn't be built for 40 more years. Runkel Brothers Chocolate made (obviously) chocolate and other cocoa products starting in the late 19th century. They were absorbed by Nestlé in the 1980s. The shorter buildings in front along 10th ave must have been demolished decades ago

Sorry for the semi-o/t post, though this is nearly the precise spot 10 HY is currently covering.
Thanks. The photos do show the reasons why we have the buildings that are being built now. This area was 'preserved" by it's industrial past/zoning and re-purposing for commuter rail (LIRR West Side Yard) & tourism (High Line). The west Side Yard was built due to the rise of NYC suburbs and the semi-insanity of commuting by car over infrastructure that could never keep up to demand.

This photo looking the other direction (west) shows a special-built crane Construction equipment can be seen mounted onto temporary rails. Cranes were built to pass over the trains in the rail yards. - High Line Blog
This is similar to the special-built "caisson drill on rails" for the overbuild caissons that will be drilled between the VERY active rails of the WSY storage tracks. Still haven't seen this piece of equipment yet.


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Old January 13th, 2014, 11:06 PM   #442
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It is pretty amazing actually. It looks nearly identical to the gantry crane used at MW to position the span segments in the staging area. Except... are those third rails for the crane??

I peeked over at the rail yard today. No special rigs yet or signs of explosives, just drilling more tiebacks for the Amtrak tunnel box.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 01:58 AM   #443
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Old January 14th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #444
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Ground breaking for platform this month

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It is pretty amazing actually. It looks nearly identical to the gantry crane used at MW to position the span segments in the staging area. Except... are those third rails for the crane??

I peeked over at the rail yard today. No special rigs yet or signs of explosives, just drilling more tiebacks for the Amtrak tunnel box.
It's an interesting rig, I did not know they used something like that until I poked more into the High Line blog photo archive. There's a similar looking movable elevated platform in the 1932 photo #8316.

Vertcal_Gotham posted a Toronto Globe & Mail article on both rail yard projects today. Maybe the reporter has intra-canadian channels on getting the real skinny on these projects :-):
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle16307141/

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The companies will break ground on the platform over the eastern rail yard this month.
OK. Maybe the the special caisson drill on rails will be revealed.

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This time next year every building in the eastern section of the development will be under construction.
If you count building the caissons for the NW tower, maybe. It could be this is the reason that they have made the greatest tunnel box progress on the western end: so they can get to building the Culture tower foundations earlier...

SSP's mrnyc posted a bunch of photos taken at dusk today from the 11th Ave viaduct with the tag line "incredible!". A couple of photos show that T-P has a bunch of new stuff in the SW corner of the gateway tunnel box site. All of them show workers working after 5 PM.

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Old January 15th, 2014, 03:51 AM   #445
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mrnyc's Hudson Yards photos from 1/13 dusk

Photo is looking eooking Esat from the 11th Ave viaduct at the imaginary 31 st line.

mrnyc (the photographer) states "incredible!" and this is w/o any readily obvious construction of the overbuild foundations. T-P Amtrak Gateway tunnel box on the left, T-P 10 HY Hudson Yards & Culture Shed/plaza/parking garage construction on the right. Small sliver of very active commuter rail train yard at bottom left.


mrnyc & more photos here: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...&postcount=536

Here's a zoom of the above photo showing the 10 HY site to give an sense of the cloumns on the south side of the High Line.

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Old January 17th, 2014, 10:01 PM   #446
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Took advantage of this lovely Friday afternoon to snap some progress pics. I have a suspicion that I may have seen a fellow forumer taking pictures as well.... anybody? I think it may have been ILNY from SSP...

Coach passage from ~30th and 10th ave

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From 30th between 10th and 11th. You can start to see some of the plaza-level architectural features taking shape.

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Old January 18th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #447
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My photos are a day older than the j-biz photos above, but they were taken with better lighting conditions. These photos are also where I noticed they now have a construction elevator for 10 Hudson Yards. The two large vertical drill rigs do seem to be sitting idle in these photos.

While I was taking these photos from the 11th Ave viaduct two construction union officials asked me if I was with The Daily News. I was not. They had been signalling to a worker in the Amtrak Gateway tunnel box site.

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Old January 19th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #448
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Old January 19th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #449
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have those renderings been shown already?

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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #452
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Totally agree with you on that. It's One World Trade Center, not "Freedom Tower", though...
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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:48 AM   #453
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where is it at right now heightwise? had to of passed 50ft by now
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Old January 20th, 2014, 06:58 PM   #454
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I like the lobby of this tower more than the one of the Freedom tower.
Considering what 1WTC has to work with, it was hard for them to design something better.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 12:32 AM   #455
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Took advantage of this lovely Friday afternoon to snap some progress pics. I have a suspicion that I may have seen a fellow forumer taking pictures as well.... anybody? I think it may have been ILNY from SSP...
Nice update J-biz. It was not me that you sow, I usually take a walk on Saturdays but I also sometimes wonder if I sow you when I walk past your building.
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Nice update J-biz. It was not me that you sow, I usually take a walk on Saturdays but I also sometimes wonder if I sow you when I walk past your building.
Haha, well then I guess there's another skyscraper nerd wandering around Chelsea! I'm never in the area on the weekend though, just during the workweek.
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The High Line was closed, or at least the North most section was. This is the only valid reason for closing the High Line.

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