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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #261
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work is very slow on this one..I expected them to be further than that
Anyway thanks for the update hella
Slow? You're kidding. In less than a year it has risen out of a very large and deep hole (approx. 80 ft down). It is going to be a very heavy tower due to its mass and height, therefore the foundation has had to include a lot of load bearing work. Plus there is the work on the theatre ATM and that would require reconfigurations.

IMO It is progessing @ a very good rate. In January, the tower will start to rise as TowerNYC posted on Nov. 16th on the previous page.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 04:02 AM   #262
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Old December 5th, 2005, 04:11 AM   #263
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I saw TowersNYC, instantly I thought there would be pictures. hahaha

Its on its way and when its done its gonna ****** marvel.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 04:56 AM   #264
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Carlos, you're killing us. You haven't posted updates on projects in 3 weeks! How far along is 325 fifth ave?
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Old December 5th, 2005, 12:36 PM   #265
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I just love NY. I`d like to move there
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Old December 5th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #266
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sorry Guys, I just got too burned out!

I will start taking new pictures this week!......
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #267
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This and NYT are a nice 1-2 punch of midtown.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #268
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Since people want some updates.

Originally posted on Wired NY by Zippy the Chimp

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Old December 6th, 2005, 01:41 AM   #269
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Since people want some updates.

Originally posted on Wired NY by Zippy the Chimp

Go down the page I've already posted them.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 02:29 AM   #270
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that's a really cool looking building, it reminds me of the older versions of the wtc designs
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Old December 8th, 2005, 06:01 AM   #271
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Old December 8th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #272
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Great! It seems that the tower will rise above ground level soon!
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Old December 8th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #273
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Building Design and Construction

New York skyscraper will function as a 55-story air filter

Dave Barista, assistant managing editor -- 11/18/2005 12:49:00 PM

It’s safe to say that when the 4,300 employees of Bank of America’s New York operations move into their new home at One Bryant Park in 2008, they will be breathing some of the cleanest air in any office environment.


Developed jointly by BOA and The Durst Organization, the 55-story Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park will be fitted with high-efficiency air-filtration systems commonly found in clean-room environments that will extract 95% of particulate matter, as well as ozone and volatile organic compounds, from the outside air. In comparison, typical building mechanical systems filter about 35-50% of particulates and extract very few VOCs or ozone matter.

The robust air-delivery system will not only maintain a “near clean-room” environment inside the 2.2 million-sf structure, but it will also help clean the atmosphere immediately around the skyscraper, according to Robert Fox, Jr., partner with local design architect Cook + Fox Architects.

“The air that is eventually exhausted from the building will be much cleaner than the air that came in,” says Fox. As a result, the building will effectively function as a “giant air filter” for the city. It’s a novel concept that, if applied to a great number of buildings within a city or region, could make a noticeable difference in the fight against pollution.

Outdoor air will enter the building at two locations—at the upper level of the podium (about 150 feet above grade) and at roof level (about 850 feet)—and will be filtered through MERV 15-rated air filters to remove particulate matter as small as 2.5 microns in diameter. (MERV, or minimum efficiency reporting value, measures the efficiency of air filters on a scale of 1 to 16, with 16 being the most efficient.) A second filter, called an “activated carbon” filter, will remove VOCs, ozone, and other pollutants, according to Scott Frank, partner with Jaros Baum & Bolles, New York, mechanical engineer on the project.

“This is not done in a typical class A office building,” says Frank. MERV 10 filters are the industry standard for buildings like Bank of America Tower, and air intakes are commonly placed near grade level. “With the air intakes located high up in the building, they’ll be removed from major sources of air pollution, like vehicle exhaust.”

“My hope is that building systems like this will become the norm,” says Fox. “And that it will become common for potential tenants and brokers to ask building owners about the type of filters they have on their air-delivery systems.”

Can the design of buildings actually improve the atmosphere?
“Certainly,” says Fox. “But there’s other factors at work here, namely vehicles and power plants.” Once those are under control, then buildings like Bank of America Tower can truly make an impact.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:07 AM   #274
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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:17 AM   #275
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Is that the same place where that webcam was?
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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:30 AM   #276
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I dunno, I took these from the Frank Gherry desinged cafeteria at 4 Times square....
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Old December 21st, 2005, 02:15 AM   #277
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There was a webcam set up ages ago but it hasnt worked in months. http://www.virtupic.com/condewebcam/webcam.html
Must have been in the building next door. Anyway good pics.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 11:48 AM   #278
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Great update! So that place is public? I should have known that, next time in NY that view is gone I think.

There seems to be a long way to go before the tower part will rise...
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Old December 21st, 2005, 01:03 PM   #279
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LOL public? no way man...i have inside connections!!
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Old December 29th, 2005, 02:00 AM   #280
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Wooooah, were you stoned maaaaan for that last set?

This one is gunna eat up a looooot of steel 'n glass, like a lot!!
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