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Old February 12th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #501
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Hardly, its getting better all the time.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #502
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Better I can't see it looking any worse. Wait yes I can, it's jersey after all.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 04:30 AM   #503
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The title should be T/O. I'm wrong?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 04:37 AM   #504
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The Goldman Sach have money to build this?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 08:32 AM   #505
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The Goldman Sach have money to build this?
sure, they ask "us" and we give them
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Old February 13th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #506
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The Goldman Sach have money to build this?
Goldman Sachs is a pretty financially sound company. They did receive $10 billion in TARP funds last year, but now have since learned their are so many strings attached (ie. corporate pay salary caps) that they plan to pay it all back by the end of this year.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:08 AM   #507
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The Goldman Sach have money to build this?
They did when they start what a differents two years makes.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #508
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I don't think they are financing/building this building. They just rent the place. So whether they rent building A or B doesn't matter all that much.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #509
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No they own the building there not just renting it.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 05:10 PM   #510
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Old March 8th, 2009, 03:52 AM   #511
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I like that pic by undertheturnpike alot, it's different even though it makes NY look relatively small.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #512
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The distance between the buildings seen in that photo is about seven miles!

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Old March 8th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #513
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nope, look the distance between the wtc site and the esb is exactely 4,5 kilometers, which is converted into miles 2,66 miles. The other buildings in the picture, are approximately 2- 2,5 kilometers further away, so this two distances added are 6,5-7km which are maximum 4,5 miles. so not anywhere near 7 miles at least as you mentioned.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #514
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Yup! From the foot of Broadway to the GM Building on 59th Street is about six miles. Moreover, I was not being literal when I referred to seven miles.

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Old April 2nd, 2009, 10:09 PM   #515
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Hammer falls 18 floors at troubled Goldman Sachs construction site

The city shut down construction at the Goldman Sachs tower on Wednesday after a worker's hammer fell 18 stories and smashed into a passing cab, just missing the lucky driver.

No one was injured in the freak mishap at the $2.4 billion tower near Ground Zero, home to a frightening pair of accidents in the last 16 months, authorities said.

The 8:30 a.m. near-disaster occurred as local parents walked their children to nearby Public School 89, said Dee Imbert, who had just dropped her daughter off.

"This is a wakeup call. Every morning," said Imbert, a Battery Park City resident. "It's unnerving walking through the site."

A construction worker at a nearby site said the hammer came flying off an elevator. "The back of the cab window was totally demolished," he said.

A carpenter working for a subcontractor on the site at 200 West St. had the hammer knocked loose from his toolbelt by an elevator gate on the 18th floor, officials said.

The tool smashed out the rear window of a cab cruising eastbound along Murray St., with shattered glass flying into the driver's seat. There were no passengers.

In addition to a stop work order, the Buildings Department issued a safety violation to Tishman Construction over the latest scary episode.

"We are investigating the incident at 200 West St. to determine exactly what happened and how to best prevent anything like this from occurring in the future," said Tishman spokesman John Gallagher.

Last May, a 30-inch square sheet of steel flew off the unlucky 18th floor and landed in the outfield grass during a Little League game.

Five months earlier, an architect working in a trailer adjoining the nascent skyscraper was paralyzed below the waist by 7 tons of falling steel after a nylon sling failed on the 43-story tower.

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 07:42 AM   #516
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Please nothing tops some of the crap going on at BoA tower. Whole glass panels came fall of that building dangerous isn't even then word for it, this down right deadly work.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #517
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you are so right!!!! BoA was/is(?) more dangerous! This is the first time that something happens at this site.

where is the hammer??? I mean I don't see a hammer on the picture...
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Old April 11th, 2009, 09:31 AM   #518
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First time? Did you forget about the steel that fell from this building and crushed a construction trailor nearly killing the architect inside. Or the time that steel piping fell off this building.

This is definitely not the first time. If you read the article the last two sentences describe what has happened previously.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #519
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you are so right!!!! BoA was/is(?) more dangerous! This is the first time that something happens at this site.

where is the hammer??? I mean I don't see a hammer on the picture...
There were actually three incidents at the Goldman Sachs Headquarters site. The first incident occured on December 14th, 2007 and the second on May 17th, 2008. This was the third incident. I really hope this is the last incident because this is ridiculous now. I just want this damn building finished already. The top is nearly cladded and it should open later this year when construction is done hopefully by June or July 2009.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #520
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Incidents like this can happen, but this should have been prevented by using fences or nets above the streets for catching falling stuff.
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