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Old April 17th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #281
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which tower is there u/c in new jersey in this pic?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #282
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^ not sure

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Old April 21st, 2008, 03:04 AM   #283
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Old April 24th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #284
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Isn't that the one that could survive a nuclear war?
Brutalist style. It is a long distance exchange center for att & verizon. Basically a major switch point in the long distance network that covers the country. A local central office would send its phone traffic here for long distance calls, but it doesn't handle the local calls directly. Pretty interesting stuff. It also used to house live switching operators till that became obsolete.

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Old April 25th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #285
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Old May 9th, 2008, 05:13 AM   #286
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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #287
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Hey cool, that is the MS Rotterdam, the cruise ship on the pic above.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #288
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I was on 6th av the other day and I could see this building really good from there (don't remember the street, must've been 12st or something..). It looks really tall, it's worth taking a picture of. I can only imagine how the wtc site will look like, from where I was, in the future!
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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #289
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From today, you can see some cladding at the very bottom part!

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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #290
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and it finally seems to be topped out
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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #291
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #292
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008...llfield-2.html
Sachs site rains steel on ballfield

BY VERONIKA BELENKAYA, CARRIE MELAGO and RICH SCHAPIRO
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Sunday, May 18th 2008, 4:00 AM

A sheet of steel flew off the 18th floor of the under-construction Goldman Sachs building downtown Saturday and crashed into a baseball field where Little Leaguers were playing.

No one was hurt, but city officials halted construction at the site and hit the general contractor with five violations.

"Today's incident is unacceptable," Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a statement. "Development cannot come at the expense of workers and the public."

The 30-inch-square metal sheet plunged from the building at 200 Murray St., diagonally across from Ground Zero, shortly before 4 p.m. and ended up planted vertically in the outfield, witnesses said. Little League games at the Battery Park City fields were canceled for the rest of the day.

"This is the worst place in the world [for this to happen] because on Saturday, it's where everyone is," said Terry Barron, 49, whose son was slated to play baseball Saturday afternoon. "A piece of sheet metal coming down from the sky while your kid is playing baseball - it's dangerous."

LiMandri said the steel fell from an exterior elevator that is used to transport materials from the ground to the upper floors of a building under construction. The steel that plummeted is used as a bridge between the hoist and the building for the unloading of materials, LiMandri said.

Workers had been using the hoist to bring Sheetrock to the 18th floor.

"The Buildings Department had issued the general contractor, Tishman Construction, a variance to perform work on the weekend," LiMandri said. "However, this variance did not include the delivery of Sheetrock."

Tishman was issued violations for: working beyond the scope of the variance; failing to protect the public and property; failing to perform adequate housekeeping on four floors; failing to secure vertical netting on the 36thfloor, and failing to band and brace material near the edge of the building on three floors.

Tishman Construction spokesman Richard Kielar declined to comment. The Downtown Little League issued a statement that games would be played Sunday since Goldman Sachs construction had been halted.

"It makes me nervous," said Steven Rothbart, 46, whose 9-year-old son, Tucker, plays baseball at the field. "It could happen any day as long as it's windy, and it's always windy."

Saturday's harrowing incident is the latest in a spate of construction accidents that has killed 14 people at work sites this year, put the Buildings Department under increased scrutiny and led to the resignation last month of the department's former commissioner, Patricia Lancaster.

Saturday's incident comes five months after an architect working in a trailer next to the Goldman Sachs building was seriously injured by 7 tons of falling steel.

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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #293
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They shouldn't halt construction over this.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #294
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^ i agree, and even though i guess construction isn't going on atm, here's a shot from today

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Old May 25th, 2008, 08:57 AM   #295
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Just wait, in 3-4 more years, this view will be stunning...
What is the name of this park?
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Old May 25th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #296
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They shouldn't halt construction over this.
They should. Apparently it is nothing short of a miracle that none got killed.
There were 5 clear safety violations which will have to be adressed first.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #297
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Just wait, in 3-4 more years, this view will be stunning...
What is the name of this park?
It's Liberty Park, and it is truly amazing. One of the most beautiful views on earth, and a great park (the train station used by the immigrants that had just arrived is a piece of history and great archtecture, and is right next from where this picture was taken).

Can't wait to go back to NY...
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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #298
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They should. Apparently it is nothing short of a miracle that none got killed.
There were 5 clear safety violations which will have to be adressed first.
You must realize that a 30 inch square sheet of steel flew off the building, it wasn't a steel girder, column, or part of a crane...
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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #299
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That's still enough to kill someone. Such accidents are unacceptable and should be investigated. Nothing should be able to fall off the building, not even a little screw. Being leniant with small accidents can easily lead to bigger accidents due to complacency.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #300
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Thanks for the info Romanamerican.
I can't wait to visit New York again also.
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