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Old March 11th, 2014, 12:05 AM   #3661
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Well looky-here. They're drilling caissons! Is platform construction finally underway?

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The foundations at least. Great news.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 12:45 AM   #3662
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Steel to follow in summer, my guess

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The foundations at least. Great news.
One of the (assumed)construction-industry-related posters had stated that Tutor-Perini had RFQs/whatever out for platform steel to be delivered in May/June, IIRC.

Also, IIRC, the overall platform/foundations had ~250 caissons to be drilled. If you believe the timeline construction diagrams they will do the platform in stages with the east side/SE corner of the platform first. This makes sense from the standpoint of returning a rebuilt LIRR MoE building a high priority. Once the LIRR gets it's MOE building back (under the new platform), Amtrak can stop paying it's monthly "inconvenience" fee to the MTA/LIRR. The fee is redacted in the Amtrak OIG report, even though both agencies are public agencies...

Anyway, flickr's Hardcore Shutterbug has posted a very recent (3/9) photo of the middle area of the eastern portion (very active tracks) of the overbuild which shows the current state: covered testpits/templates & assumed utility relocation. The Amtrak trench/caisson drills (out-of-view) captured by j-biz are are at this photo's left: this photos is looking towards the Palisades/Weehawken, NJ. The area shown is where they will have to be able to ride ON the rails with a caisson drill so that they can drill between the tracks. I haven't seen this gizmo/adapter yet:
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Old March 11th, 2014, 06:42 PM   #3663
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Whatever happened to that "world class monument" that was supposed to rival the Eiffel Tower? Is that still on?
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Whatever happened to that "world class monument" that was supposed to rival the Eiffel Tower? Is that still on?

Yea it is still very much on. The plan is for a huge fountain that will be New York’s Trevi Fountain and don’t know when they plan to reveal it.

Also I would love it they could put our own version of the Chicago Bean or the Sphere of the Geode in Paris. The reflection of the sky and the Hudson towers would be cool.

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That would be very cool.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #3666
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That would be sweet. It would look totally different than that one though.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 11:14 PM   #3667
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Probably another placeholder but it appears to have steps that Heatherwick likes.


Remember the chrome jelly bean thing is all from one guy(I think), won't see that here.

edit. That Paris sphere is someone else but the point still stands. Heatherwick is all steps and pointy things.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:44 AM   #3668
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Whatever happened to that "world class monument" that was supposed to rival the Eiffel Tower? Is that still on?
Let's not get ahead of ourselves... the only world class monument that rival the Eiffel Tower is the Statue of Liberty.

Whatever new they build in New York (or in Paris) can't rival those 2.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 04:17 AM   #3669
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Let's not get ahead of ourselves... the only world class monument that rival the Eiffel Tower is the Statue of Liberty.

Whatever new they build in New York (or in Paris) can't rival those 2.
That's why I used parentheses. I've always suspected they were being highly hyperbolic but I'd love to be wrong.
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Yea it is still very much on. The plan is for a huge fountain that will be New York’s Trevi Fountain and don’t know when they plan to reveal it.

Also I would love it they could put our own version of the Chicago Bean or the Sphere of the Geode in Paris. The reflection of the sky and the Hudson towers would be cool.

That is happening at 56 Leonard, about 80 blocks south. The base of the shifting "Jenga Tower" will have a squashed Chicago Reflectoblob.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 03:06 PM   #3671
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Let's not get ahead of ourselves... the only world class monument that rival the Eiffel Tower is the Statue of Liberty.

Whatever new they build in New York (or in Paris) can't rival those 2.
Wait, are you serious?
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Serious about what? I think he's right.. Only the Statue of Liberty can rival the Eiffel Tower.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 05:59 PM   #3673
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There are so many beautiful and impressive monuments the world over, you can't just pick the two most famous.

In my opinion, nothing is quite as badass as The Motherland Calls

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I do admit it'd look a little strange in the middle of HY. Anybody want to have some photoshop fun?
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Old March 14th, 2014, 06:04 PM   #3674
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Serious about what? I think he's right.. Only the Statue of Liberty can rival the Eiffel Tower.
Here's how wrong you are:

[IMG]http://i58.************/2mgnoya.jpg[/IMG]

This much.
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lol I was just about to do that
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Old March 14th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #3676
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Fountain with some really distinct features, something really genuine will be a very welcoming addition to this place and NYC in general. I hope they will not get cheap on this.
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Here's a list of T&L's World Most popular landmarks in 2012
http://www.travelandleisure.com/arti...ar-landmarks/1

Of course all is debatable, but in terms of popularity the Liberty is tops surprisingly over the Eiffel Tower.

How about sticking an all glass version of Mt Rushmore in the middle of the Hudson Plaza in life size? Keep George Washington and replace the other sculptures with Alexander Hamilton, Babe Ruth and Mike Bloomberg!

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There's simply no way that's an accurate list. Swiss Re as the ninth most popular landmark in the world? It's not even the ninth most popular landmark in London!
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Yea that list has got to be crap. Great Wall, Taj Mahal, the Pyramids - none are even in the top 20. Yea right.

EDIT: apparently I didn't do a good job reading how the survey was conducted haha \/\/\/

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Old March 14th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #3680
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There's simply no way that's an accurate list. Swiss Re as the ninth most popular landmark in the world? It's not even the ninth most popular landmark in London!
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Yea that list has got to be crap. Great Wall, Taj Mahal, the Pyramids - none are even in the top 20. Yea right.
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"Respondents were asked to rate their favorite 60 landmarks in a selection of categories (skyscrapers; parks and public spaces; museums; bridges; sports and performance venues; classic landmarks); each landmark was pictured and described. Classic landmarks opened in 1996 and earlier; new landmarks opened within the last 15 years (after 1996). All subject categories were available for rating at all times. Respondents were asked to identify whether they had seen the landmark; landmarks that are the most visited had the highest number of respondents who claimed to have 'seen it.'"
On topic, I was a bit curious (mostly fearful), they'd try to put some kind of effigy of Henry Hudson there...

Anyways, for what it's worth, I think whatever ends up going up is going to have a large water feature...


One has to bear in mind that this is not only the center of Hudson Yards, but this entire area on the West Side - not to mention, being the end-point of the High Line. It's clear they want something special, but other than the fact that it will include some kind of large water feature (something they teased early on), it's a toss-up on what they actually end up doing.
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