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Old February 10th, 2014, 12:21 AM   #501
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What a great prediction by me!

But seriously thanks for the photos! hopefully it'll be full steam ahead now for this!
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Old February 10th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #502
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Another bitterly cold day here, but not too cold to pour concrete apparently. Core jumped halfway now. They're gonna need to jump the crane after the next one, I think.

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Old February 11th, 2014, 05:29 AM   #503
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should be on the regular floors any day now.
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Old February 11th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #504
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Another bitterly cold day here, but not too cold to pour concrete apparently. Core jumped halfway now. They're gonna need to jump the crane after the next one, I think.

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I declare it a COLD winter for the Southeast NY state archipelago. I gave my local Holtsville Hal (groundhog) the benefit of the doubt when it declared winter ending early but the intervening week+ and this week's forecast has convinced me it is a COLD, long winter.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #505
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Old February 16th, 2014, 08:52 PM   #506
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Forgive me if this sounds like a stupid question, but will this really be complete by 2015? It seems to me that the construction will take much longer, especially considering where we're currently at with progress. I also have a question about the buildings safety. Does the Hudson Yards have the same security features as the World Trade Center?
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Old February 16th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #507
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The Hudson Yards exceeds the NY safety codes, but I wouldn't think it's as safe as the WTC.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 09:48 PM   #508
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Forgive me if this sounds like a stupid question, but will this really be complete by 2015? It seems to me that the construction will take much longer, especially considering where we're currently at with progress. I also have a question about the buildings safety. Does the Hudson Yards have the same security features as the World Trade Center?
They can do a lot in 20 months.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 10:01 PM   #509
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They are also way above ground already. Below ground work costs more time.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #510
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Another grey day at HY. They still haven't managed to jump the last part of the core. But it is supposed to finally warm up later this week.

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There's also a new crane on the tunnel box site. I may go investigate later today.
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Another grey day at HY. They still haven't managed to jump the last part of the core. But it is supposed to finally warm up later this week.

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There's also a new crane on the tunnel box site. I may go investigate later today.
Thanks for the reportage.

They might have added a 2nd crane to the tunnel box site to get "mucK" out of the excavated trench. AFAIK they will eventually be unable to just drive between the rail yard grade & the bottom of the trench.

I am also looking forward to the more average temps at the end of the week, as I assume the contractors & developers are.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #512
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They took down the sidewalk shed for 500 W 30th St, so we have a new viewing angle.

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Slightly unrelated, but they're repainting the High Line spur, weather be damned. They've got what looks like a giant diaper insulating a section at a time.

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What a difference a fresh coat makes!

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They took down the sidewalk shed for 500 W 30th St, so we have a new viewing angle.

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Slightly unrelated, but they're repainting the High Line spur, weather be damned. They've got what looks like a giant diaper insulating a section at a time.

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What a difference a fresh coat makes!

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Thanks again!

WRT "a fresh coat" for the High Line: I really like the official High Line Park color. Giant diaper for painting the High Line during this winter makes sense, since the NYT has this headline today: "New York Today: Snowstorm No. 14"

A zoomed-in snip of your photo looking west along 31st shows that the tunnel box construction site has taken down the final section of the the LIRR's MoE roof parapet. I assume that reduces the MoE's height enough so that the overbuild platform's steel can bridge across the MoE...
10 Hudson Yards on left, still upright portion of LIRR's MoE building on right; Weehawken & the NJ Palisades on the horizon
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Old February 19th, 2014, 03:53 PM   #514
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A great start for a transformative project. I look forward to watching Hudson Yards rise over the years.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 10:05 PM   #515
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A great start for a transformative project. I look forward to watching Hudson Yards rise over the years.
Yeah, so do I...

Flickr's Hardcore Shutterbug posted another photo of 10 HY & the Amtrak Gateway tunnel box construction from the LIRR WSY perspective. Apparently the same gray-when-will-the-snow-storms-end day that J-biz took his photos from east of 10th/11th Ave. It looks to me that the two yellow Bauer caisson? drills that were between the tunnel box trench & 10 HY are still sitting idle in the same location.
AFAIK that does not bode well for progress on the overbuild platform foundations...

This Hardcore Shutterbug photo (taken February 18) is looking SSE with MTA LIRR's ACTIVE West Side Yard in foreground, the tunnel box construction site (two tracked cranes & two Bauer drills behind train) in midground and 10 HY (stump & two tower cranes) behind the tunnel box...
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Hardccore Shutterbug original http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardcor...g/12623254173/

Just for the heck of it, because winter has gone on long enough, I'm throwing in this other Hardcore Shutterbug that shows the
"THERE'S MORE TO NEW YORK THAN NEW YORK"
wrap advertisement of a LIRR car in the west end of the WSY.
Feb 18 photo taken looking west:
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Smaller text on the ad wrap states "More mountains to ski than any other state.", visible in the Hardcore Shutterbug original
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #516
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Glad you like them: they are taken & posted by flickr's Hardcore Shutterbug.

Here's another Hardcore Shutterbug from that gray February 18th, This one is taken from the publicly accessible location of 10th Ave, looking SW. If you use the link below my photo snip to go to his original photo you can read the "What's Going On Here" info for the "Amtrak Concrete Casing Project" (aka Amtrak Gateway tunnel tunnel box) that gates at least part of the Hudson Yards overbuild platform.
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Hardore shutterbug http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardcor...g/12623584604/
The high wall & ramp down to the LIRR yard will be replaced by the retail podium in the next few? years.

the HY facebook page also posted a Feb 19th photo of the upward progress of 10 HY
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Our snow-melter worked overtime this week and the Hudson Yards crew spent much of today on the fifth floor scaffold formwork and prepping for the final concrete pour on the fourth floor. Go team!
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The NYT provides a usefull perspective for this year's NYC area winter weather:
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The Arctic blasts of this winter do stand out in the weather records of this young century, even if they are pretty humdrum when compared with the 1970s and 1980s. Winters have been so mild over the past couple of decades — probably as a result of global warming, scientists say — that some young adults have never experienced cold waves quite so intense.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 01:32 AM   #518
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The NYT provides a usefull perspective for this year's NYC area winter weather:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/sc...k.html?hp&_r=0
global warming... warming...


is it spring yet? Without all of that snow there would've been a lot more progress citywide. Can't control some things though.
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is it spring yet? Without all of that snow there would've been a lot more progress citywide. Can't control some things though.
No, it's not spring yet. I still have hopes that I will SEE a decent percentage of my lawn this weekend from the snowmelt/rain due to the higher temps.

But then the temps drop back down to subfreezing for the coming week.

WRT construction delays, I just skimmed the Amtrak IG's "progress" report on the next-door-to-10HY tunnel box project. The tunnel box design-build "concrete casing project progressing well" but "cost increases will likely exceed project budget". Once you go underground, you expect problems AND the relatively lousy winter didn't help.

The audit/progress report still states an Oct 2015 date for the LIRR to have it's MoE (Maintenance of Equipment) building (north adjacent to 10HY) back. This is an important date to Amtrak due to budgeting of monthly payments to MTA/LIRR as compensation for the LIRR doing MoE work elsewhere.

It's also an important date for Hudson Yards progress because it implies an overbuild platform by then in the MoEbuilding/tunnel box area along with foundations for Tower D (the Culture Tower).
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NOT spring yet, for sure

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No, it's not spring yet. I still have hopes that I will SEE a decent percentage of my lawn this weekend from the snowmelt/rain due to the higher temps.

But then the temps drop back down to subfreezing for the coming week.

WRT construction delays, I just skimmed the Amtrak IG's "progress" report on the next-door-to-10HY tunnel box project. The tunnel box design-build "concrete casing project progressing well" but "cost increases will likely exceed project budget". Once you go underground, you expect problems AND the relatively lousy winter didn't help.

The audit/progress report still states an Oct 2015 date for the LIRR to have it's MoE (Maintenance of Equipment) building (north adjacent to 10HY) back. This is an important date to Amtrak due to budgeting of monthly payments to MTA/LIRR as compensation for the LIRR doing MoE work elsewhere.

It's also an important date for Hudson Yards progress because it implies an overbuild platform by then in the MoEbuilding/tunnel box area along with foundations for Tower D (the Culture Tower).
flickr's Hardcore Shutterbug pasted a few moere photos from what I assume is his commute to the LIRR's West Side Yard Monday 2/24/2014.

It was a warm weekend in the NYC area, but the area is rapidly descending into ANOTHER sub-freezing interlude, so I assume there will not be much visible progress on the 10 HY tower this week.

This HarcoreShutterbug photo from 2/24 is looking south from the LIRR's WSY (West Side Yard) at 10 HY. Since he is shooting from train yard level, the view of the Amtrak Gateway tunnel box site is mostly blocked by the LIRR train, BUT you can see the stripped remnant of the LIRR MoE building and, the two cranes, an excavator & the two seemingly-idle vertical caisson drills.
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Screen cap from Hardcore Shutterbug original/flckr http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardcor...g/12758132795/ from which you can scroll to two other photos he took of 10HY.

PS: the NWS (National Weather Service) forecast high temps for the rest of this week & upcoming weekend BARELY break 32 deg F & Thursday night low forecast is 11 deg F.
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