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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:56 PM   #461
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 05:04 PM   #462
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 05:10 PM   #463
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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.
Wait, I thought I was the only one. Ive been following the hudson yards for 2 years now. Living in west chelsea, Im just waiting for the moment the tower pops out from my window. I can already see the Cranes
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 06:48 PM   #464
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Well it wasn't you that I saw then, was it?? I work across the street from HY but live in BK.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 12:27 AM   #465
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 06:45 PM   #466
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Hmmm. Let's hope this isn't a trend which will make Coach eventually back out on some of its new space in this building.

Coach sales in North America plummet as market share erodes
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 09:31 PM   #467
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I think the glassy Coach Tower will really look cool contrasted with 500 W 30th St.

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Old January 24th, 2014, 03:05 AM   #468
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Yes & I look forward to checking out the Phase 3 high Line when that opens later this year. I should have checked out how the northern terminus of the High Line was shaping up when I was in the area last last week but I ran out of time.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 04:00 AM   #469
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Well if you wanted to go press your nose up against the fence at the current end, you'd have been sorely disappointed. They've got it blocked off about 15 yards out. Not sure if that's due to winter, or because of the construction.
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Old January 25th, 2014, 02:31 AM   #470
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Well if you wanted to go press your nose up against the fence at the current end, you'd have been sorely disappointed. They've got it blocked off about 15 yards out. Not sure if that's due to winter, or because of the construction.
I'm assuming that will all be open later this year, minus the 10th Ave spur. I'm just wondering how the at-grade terminus at 34th st will look...
I'm assuming the ?convention center? truck trailers will remain on the state-owned lot between 34th & 33rd...
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Old January 27th, 2014, 09:14 PM   #471
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Work continues, but no new core jump yet. This is the first day I actually noticed the construction elevator on the west side.

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Old January 30th, 2014, 05:37 PM   #472
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Old January 30th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #473
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Work continues, but no new core jump yet. This is the first day I actually noticed the construction elevator on the west side.
Weird that it's on the west side of the building, since that side will set back and slant at about 100m. The other side goes all the way to the top.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #474
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You make an interesting point. I wonder if they'll eventually build another elevator on the south side of the building, once it gets up high enough. The east side is out of the question for obvious reasons, and the north side is currently abutted by the remains of the LIRR MOE building.
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None too soon: it was a COLD night. Smokestack in the park is looking good.

Last day in January s tmrw: hopefully February is warmer. Related used to claim that January was the start date for platform construction and/or "groundbreaking".

Any sign that this July 7, 2013 WSJ reportage will come true??
Related "undertakes the delicate, 14-month installation of caissons in January, riding the rails with specially engineered equipment to drill through soil and rock."

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Nothing's changed except more tunnel box excavation and drilling more tiebacks. The bauer drills are stationary on their little "phase 1" island.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:13 AM   #477
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So this is supposed to be topped out by September and the core hasn't risen for about 2 months...
I do wonder how fast theyre gonna build this thing!

But nevertheless you're regular updates are great! Keep it up
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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:32 AM   #478
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Yeah I don't think they figured the Polar Vortex into the construction schedule. Hopefully they'll start working double time when it warms up.
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So this is supposed to be topped out by September and the core hasn't risen for about 2 months...
I do wonder how fast theyre gonna build this thing!

But nevertheless you're regular updates are great! Keep it up
I'm starting to suspect they will not top out by September. Just a feeling.

Regarding operations during the cold blasts that the NYC area has had this month (January), the HYNY FB page had this to say on Jan 23rd (last Thursday):

"Before snow started to fall Tuesday, the crew put tarps over the work area and installed heating below the deck (you can’t pour concrete in frigid temperatures). Yesterday, they worked all day to clear the snow and today they're prepping for the 4th floor "slab pour" by finalizing placement of rebar and beam formwork. Tonight they’ll turn on heaters to warm the deck and tomorrow they’ll be ready to pour more concrete. In other words, frigid weather or not crews keep working."

So yeah, really cold weather does impact the construction pace. For reference, today's Central Park temps varied between 16 deg F and 30 deg F AND that's the warmest day over the 3-day weather history that is readily accessible from forecast.weather.gov...

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Last day of January: specially engineered equipment??

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Nothing's changed except more tunnel box excavation and drilling more tiebacks. The bauer drills are stationary on their little "phase 1" island.
I have not read of the arrival of new drill(s) for "riding the rails with specially engineered equipment to drill through soil and rock." That would be for drilling within the active rail yard (when it is less active, I assume)

Poster mmkk stated recently "Part of the delay on East Side Access is because Tutor Perini is 2 years behind on both of their contracts." On the ESA mega-project T-P has to coordinate with other contractors (& Ithe MTA & AMTRAK, AFAIK), which impacts T-P schedules. For the Hudson Yards platform T-P has to coordinate mostly with the MTA, AFAIK.

Also AFAIK, T-P has acquired at least a couple of companies in the last few years and has landed a bunch of new biz, if you know what I'm implying...

Here's a gratuitous MTA photo of T-P at work in a MUCH larger, multi-level, RR excavation in ~Sunnyside, Queens. I think the Amtrak Gateway tunnle box in the West Side/Hudson Yards will require far less steel than you see below but it will have to support the LIRR trains that will pass above it when T-P rebuilds the MoE building as part of the Hudson Yards platform. Regarding getting equipment on/off "phase 1" island the excavation below has a similar problem, which is solved by the temporary truss bridge across the excavation at the top of the photo..:

NOT T-P @ Hudson Yards, NY, NY, but T-P @ Sunnyside Yards, Queens, NY
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Regarding T-Ps excavation in the West Side/Hudson Yards & your photos: I'm wondering if one of the pilings/caissons in the BOTTOM of the excavation is a leftover from the 1980s. T-P stated last year that they were planning on re-using caissons left behind form a failed '80s development "The design is being modified to eliminate the need for 50 new caissons as it was realized that part of the structure could stand on 50 existing caissons that were installed in the 1980’s for a project that was never built over the yard".
What's old is new again?:

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