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Old October 28th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #3781
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New York City's 250,000 street lights will all be LEDs by 2017

New York City is transitioning its 250,000 street lights to energy-efficient LEDs in an upgrade that should be completed by 2017. CBS reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the timeframe today, noting that the upgraded lights will save city taxpayers around $14 million a year once the transition is complete. The savings is two-fold: LEDs consume less power than their high-pressure sodium counterparts, resulting in around $6 million in savings, and they also have a much longer lifespan, lasting up to 20 years. Current street lights last an average just six years, Bloomberg said.

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Is that a savings of 6 million dollars a year? So the other savings then is 8 million dollars a year in lights. Oh and I suppose the people who change the lights and maintain them there would be a savings there as well.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #3782
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The savings comes from the fact that they last longer. Of course it's more expensive up front to replace everything, but in the long run maintenance costs and energy costs would be less.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #3783
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The savings comes from the fact that they last longer. Of course it's more expensive up front to replace everything, but in the long run maintenance costs and energy costs would be less.
True. They did the same in my hometown 2 or 3 years ago. It was expensive but the costs are in again already.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 07:12 PM   #3784
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New York Wheel to start construction next year, be completed in 2016

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The City Council approved two major developments for Staten Island on Wednesday — a 625-foot-high Ferris wheel and mammoth outlet mall.

The wheel, expected to be the largest in the world, is slated to open on the northern part of the island in 2016.

The mall project garnered approval only after the developers agreed to use union laborers.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 08:49 PM   #3785
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with 625 feet this would be the tallest Ferris wheel on earth or am i wrong? The Singapore-Flyer is definitely smaller.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 09:13 PM   #3786
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Yes, it will, but not for long time. There is higher wheel already U/C in Dubai... So, I doubt that wheel in NY will be constructed earlier.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 02:23 AM   #3787
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New York City's 250,000 street lights will all be LEDs by 2017

New York City is transitioning its 250,000 street lights to energy-efficient LEDs in an upgrade that should be completed by 2017. CBS reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the timeframe today, noting that the upgraded lights will save city taxpayers around $14 million a year once the transition is complete. The savings is two-fold: LEDs consume less power than their high-pressure sodium counterparts, resulting in around $6 million in savings, and they also have a much longer lifespan, lasting up to 20 years. Current street lights last an average just six years, Bloomberg said.

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I am pretty skeptical about those future savings numbers. It sounds like another union job, that will just serve to create work, but do little in terms of saving money.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 03:02 AM   #3788
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Old November 1st, 2013, 03:10 AM   #3789
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No no, those are two completely separate projects. That COOKFOX project is on 23rd Street, whereas the Park Place project is near the WTC (next door to the SHoP office incidentally).
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Old November 1st, 2013, 03:18 AM   #3790
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46-10 Center Blvd topping out:

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This building is fully cladded.
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The darkest one.

A second tower is rising.
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Also, the New York Wheel will almost certainly be approved tomorrow. Actually, it is unanimously approved, 45-0.
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/1...wheel_mall.php

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Staten Island councilwoman Debi Rose had one major misgiving about the megaproject planned for St. George—you know, just that li'l 625-foot-tall Ferris wheel and 125-store outlet mall developers have been hell-bent on building near the ferry pier. She has wanted to make sure unionized and local labor is used in the construction of the Empire Outlets part, even if it's more expensive. Now both Crain's and pro-union Build Up NYC are reporting that, after some last-minute, back-room negotiations, mall developer BFC Partners has caved agreed to use only unionized labor for the project. (The wheel, dubbed the New York Wheel, was already slated to use unionized labor, but the two are inextricably tied together in the land use application.) With that hurdle cleared, and Rose expected to green-light the whole shebang, the City Council is expected to follow her lead and approve the quite literally transformative development in a vote later today. UPDATE: The Council approved the project by a vote of 45-0. It's a go.

The SHoP-designed megamall will amount to 340,000 square feet of retail in a multi-tiered complex where it appears that green roofs abound. The likes of Coach, Restoration Hardware, Michael Kors, Nordstrom Rack, and Brooks Brothers have allegedly expressed interested in opening stores. There will also be restaurants and a 200-room hotel. The project is estimated to cost between $250 and $275 million, and if all goes as planned, it will be complete in 2016. It'll all look something like this:






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A 625 foot Ferris Wheel on Staten Island...

Additionally, this building on Broadway in SoHo is topped out and cladding is three stories up.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 07:55 AM   #3791
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Santiago Calatrava's Design for Rebuilt Church Revealed



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Several rounds of rumors have named Santiago Calatrava as the likely architect of the rebuilt Church of St. Nicholas downtown. Those rumors have been confirmed in the best way possible: with renderings! As the Times points out, Calatrava's website now includes eight renders for the church. (UPDATE: The Post also spotted a rendering the other day.) The building's reconstruction has involved years of debate (to put it mildly). The original church building was destroyed on 9/11, and the new structure will actually sit on the site of the former Deutsche Bank on Liberty Street and will include a non-denominational bereavement center as part of an agreement with the Port Authority.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 08:11 AM   #3792
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 08:21 AM   #3793
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Armed With $1 Billion In Fresh Financing, Hines Ready To Build Tower Verre




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For the last few years, Jean Nouvel's planned Tower Verre—slated for 53 West 53rd Street near the Museum of Modern Art—has been making the kind of progress that doesn't require any money. In other words, developer Hines filed new plans, and some new renderings (shown below the jump) surfaced, but nothing got built. That might be about to change.

The Journal has news of the gamechanger: the project has gotten $1 billion in financing. The money comes from a few sources in Asia—the Kwee family, billionaires in Singapore, are investing $300 million in the building, and a group of Asian banks plans to lend another $860 million. Construction will probably start next year on the tower, which will include 145 luxury condos and three floors of new gallery space for MoMA. Residents, if all finally goes as planned, should be able to move in in 2018.

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Old November 3rd, 2013, 08:24 AM   #3794
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Work Begins At 30 park Place And Giant Liebherr Crane Shows Up To Party

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Old November 3rd, 2013, 11:40 PM   #3795
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Excavation at 169 10th Avenue:

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Midtown West to get new 18-story hotel at 444 10th Avenue



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An 18-story hotel is plopping itself at 444 10th Avenue in Midtown West.

Located between West 34th and 35th streets, the 151-room hotel will be designed by Ariel Aufgang, according to the plan exam application filed October 30th. The 64,238-square-foot project will have a restaurant on the ground floor.

The corner lot near the Javits Center is currently being used as parking space.

The design of the building was “inspired by the varied character of this still developing part of the city,” according to the site for Aufgang Architects. Behind the geometric front plane of the facade, slim windows will peek out at the skyline. The completion date is December 2015.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #3797
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Demolition Scheduled to Begin at Extell’s Pathmark Site Soon



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It’s been almost a year since the Pathmark store at 227 Cherry St. closed to make way for a massive new residential tower from Gary Barnett’s Extell Development Company. Extell has not disclosed specific plans for the site, but pre-construction work is apparently getting underway sometime soon.

Fencing went up around the parcel, just north of the Manhattan Bridge, this past May. Barnett, one of Manhattan’s most prolific and powerful real estate developers, purchased the development site for $150 million. In the past several days, elected officials as well as tenant leaders and the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council have been told that “asbestos abatement” will begin in the near future, followed by building demolition.

There’s no evidence of any recent activity in the Buildings Department database, but Extell’s contractor has been setting the stage for the asbestos and building demo work. Trever Holland, the tenant association president of Two Bridges Tower (the rental building adjacent to the Pathmark site), sent an email to residents last night indicating that Extell reps were signaling the start of demolition in “the next few weeks.”

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Under current zoning, the main Pathmark site could accommodate a building of nearly one-million square feet. Previous development schemes have envisioned a tower rising at least 55 stories, but it’s possible the building could be even taller.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #3798
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Didn't this church look vastly different before? I'd prefer an authentical reconstruction over Calatrava's crap any day.
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Didn't this church look vastly different before? I'd prefer an authentical reconstruction over Calatrava's crap any day.
The original St. Nicholas was hardly an architectural marvel:

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Ok thanks, I had something different in mind obviously.
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