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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #121
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Great update! Every week there are new things on this tower!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 05:18 PM   #122
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Old July 12th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #123
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Man, I have a question. the part they constructing now is the podium that located afar from the main tower, correct?
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Old July 12th, 2005, 06:05 PM   #124
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YES, YOU ARE CORRECT, the back section of the tower will be around... 8 stories tall...

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Old July 12th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #125
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This article talks about labor disputes on this projects as well as others
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/12/ny.../12strike.html
Big Projects Are Slowed by Disputes With Labor

By CHARLES V. BAGLI

Published: July 12, 2005

A series of contract disputes and strikes in the last week has hobbled work at some of the city's most high-profile construction projects, from the Bank of America headquarters on 42nd Street to residential towers on the Upper East Side and the headquarters for The New York Times on Eighth Avenue.

Last week, unionized concrete delivery workers went on strike, but they agreed to go back to work on Friday. Almost immediately afterward, about 1,500 iron workers who labor atop the steel beams of the city's skyscrapers walked off the job, after their contact expired earlier this month. The giant cranes at a number of sites stand motionless, instead of slinging I-beams across the skyline as a tower rises floor by floor.

"It's definitely affected our project," said Michele DeMilly, a spokeswoman for Forest City Ratner, a developer and partner in the 51-story Times building between 40th and 41st Streets, across Eighth Avenue from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Contractors are scheduled to meet with Locals 40 and 361 of the Iron Workers union to try to resolve their differences. According to people who have been briefed on the dispute, the iron workers' union, whose contract expired June 30, wants a 16 percent wage increase over the next three years, while contractors are looking for significant changes in work rules and staffing requirements.

Edward Walsh, business manager for the District Council of Iron Workers, declined comment.

"The iron workers took us by surprise," said Ray McGuire, managing director of the Contractors Association of Greater New York, which is not directly involved in the talks.

It was less surprising when Teamsters Local 282, representing the concrete delivery drivers, stopped working last week after its contract expired. Concrete is the lifeblood for any project requiring a heavy foundation and for residential towers, which are built with reinforced concrete rather than steel beams.

Work stopped for a week at an apartment building designed by Frank Gehry for the InterActive Corporation on the West Side Highway, between 18th and 19th Streets, as well as two residential towers under construction near 57th Street and Third Avenue and an additional apartment house at 88 Leonard Street.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 01:08 AM   #126
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Wow working very fast!!
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Old July 18th, 2005, 02:20 AM   #127
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great update.

I dont think many chicago forumers will like this tower. This beats the Aon and the Hancock by a few feet because of its massive spire.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 03:14 AM   #128
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I don't count spires in height, so I doubt that it would beat it unless the diagrams show that it has a higher rooftop.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 03:29 AM   #129
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The height of the spire was scaled back it's only going to be 1,046 feet now, the same height as Chrysler. And Chrysler has a huge spire too.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 04:29 AM   #130
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LATEST LOOK JULY 27 2005


Another schorching HOT humid day in Gotham!!!





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Old July 28th, 2005, 07:06 AM   #131
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No movement in almost 3 weeks. BOA is catching up!

The next 3-5 years will be Heaven for us NYers. BOA and NYT racing to rise in midtown, while 80 South, Freedom, and the 75 story Gehry tower rise downtown.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 07:10 AM   #132
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Carlos, you're a crazy, crazy man for going out and taking pics in this heat! The hard work is appreciated though, thanks for the update! Looks like the pace is slowing down for some reason.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 07:44 AM   #133
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^ Actually the tower portion is growing very slowly but as you can see from my first photo, the back portion of the complex is rising!!

I work in the area so it's no big deal, but it was hot I work in a corporate office so I have to dress up in long sleeves and slacks!!
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Old July 28th, 2005, 10:24 AM   #134
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Thanks for all updates Carlos, I appriciated them a lot myself
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Old July 28th, 2005, 01:03 PM   #135
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Great to see an update of this tower now I'm home in Holland. In NYC I passed this tower daily on my way to work till halfway july.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #136
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Nice update!
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Old July 29th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #137
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yeah great updates... keep them coiming...
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Old July 29th, 2005, 01:46 PM   #138
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This one will rock no doubt, thanks for the shots.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 04:24 AM   #139
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here I go again!!!


Today in New York ...... august 3, 2005



Focus has shifted to the rear part of the tower...a forest of steel beams in the back!!






















































see ya next week kids!
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Old August 4th, 2005, 08:45 AM   #140
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Thats hotter than the freaking building.
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