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Old September 12th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #4081
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What a weird gig... Can always count on you to point these things out. Looks like they used the same model as well, which is a bit surprising. I guess those things are expensive to build.

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This beautiful young woman is at the display to answer questions. She doesn't know much about the project, but she's very attractive and very sweet.

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Old September 12th, 2014, 08:51 PM   #4082
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What a weird gig... Can always count on you to point these things out. Looks like they used the same model as well, which is a bit surprising. I guess those things are expensive to build.

"weird gig" could be a premise of a sit-com. AFAIK NYC does attract young people, though housing in NYC is a big issue for people moving there. Note that I live in Suffolk County, which is mostly un-sewered, which requires 1/2 acre lots in residential subdivisions w/o sewers... Hudson County in the NJ county across the Hudson from NY, NY & contains Weehawken, Hoboken, Secaucus, etc.

Quoting Nikolai Fedak/YIMBY:

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By far, the largest growth between 2007 and 2012 was in Brooklyn, which saw an increase of 48,000 units. This wasn’t particularly unexpected. In more shocking news, Suffolk County came in second with an increase of 28,000 units, followed by Hudson County, with an increase of 20,000. Most of the new units in Suffolk County were in single-family detached homes, which totaled 16,000.

Compare this with an increase of only 8,000 units in the Bronx, 10,000 in Manhattan, and 6,000 in Queens. Excluding Brooklyn, the four other boroughs only saw a 24,000-unit increase between 2007 and 2012, which was smaller than the increase in Suffolk County.
http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/06/subu...-boroughs.html

And regarding that stand of model trees in the real-soon-now-Hudson-Park on one of the models on display, HP&B Block 1 is bottom of photo:


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The Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Business Improvement District (hudsonyardsnyc.org) is moving forward with its main mission: to open, fund, maintain and operate Hudson Park and Boulevard, according to its new executive director.
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The BID is tasked with many responsibilities, but Benfatto says its primary concern is Hudson Park and Boulevard, which will be situated between W. 33rd St. and W. 39th St. between 10th and 11th Aves. Construction has been split into two phases. Within those two phases are blocks. Blocks one, two and three comprise phase one. Blocks four, five and six make up the second phase. The first phase is slated to be mostly complete by January of next year, Benfatto said.
- See more at: http://chelseanow.com/2014/09/cb4s-b....G1BdXknU.dpuf

And the month old reality is shown below, looking south from 34th street. Trees require waterproofed wells in the concrete park base along with drainage from the wells. I think what you see in the photo is what you'll get when the park opens in January 2015 (minus the leaves and the construction barrier):

8.14.2014

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Old September 12th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #4083
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Is the park in the middle of the development going to be safe enough to be opened before the tower (s) completed?
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Old September 12th, 2014, 11:45 PM   #4084
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Is the park in the middle of the development going to be safe enough to be opened before the tower (s) completed?
The public square that makes up the middle of the East Rail Yard's overbuild platform will not open till all four surrounding towers are basically done, say maybe 2018. That area of the currently-under-construction overbuild platform will be used as a staging/whatnot area to build the towers and, hopefully, to re-open the closed portions of the surrounding streets.


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They will have to put up some kind of temporary barrier (before 9.21.2014) on the north side of the High Line at the Rail Yards' 30th street stretch to prevent park visitors walking onto the under-construction Culture Shed plaza (west side of 10HY)
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Old September 15th, 2014, 06:02 PM   #4085
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More recent photos from HY NY FB page

The HY NY FB page pasted a couple of new, DECENT resolution, photos today of progress on the massive columns for the overbuild platform. Their theme was the capabilities of Joanie, the big red crane

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The men and women building Hudson Yards work hard to keep construction of this city within a city humming along. But from time to time, even these intrepid individuals need help with the heavy lifting. That's where Joanie comes in. Since arriving on site in May, Joanie's put in her share of hours hauling thousands of pounds of steel foundation reinforcements and platform superstructure components. Sounds like a lot, but standing at 220 feet high, with a 600 horsepower engine and a max lifting capacity of 660 tons, this red Manitowoc 18000 crane can handle just about anything her operators throw at her. The strongest crane in New York City, Joanie's already hoisted her way into the hearts of all onsite. And after her mention in the September 4th Fortune article, she is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable and popular Hudson Yards team members! #NHNY
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Looking WSW, column assembly on the south side of 33rd street. One of the caisson drills has made it west to almost 11th Ave.
9.15.2014?

HY NY FB https://www.facebook.com/HudsonYards...type=1&theater

Looking north from 10 HY, with the concrete retaining wall north of the tracks getting longer. LIRR's substation to-be-overbuilt on right.
9.15.2014?

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Old September 21st, 2014, 12:25 AM   #4086
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Activity in the footprint of 30 HY is mostly dedicated to staging equipment to cover the "throat" of the railyard.


Untitled by jglover1028, on Flickr


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There are some impressively large pieces of steel being welded together over here.


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Old September 23rd, 2014, 02:41 AM   #4087
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The large models have been posted before by members, but I don't think the smaller ones have so much?

Here's my photos of the display at Time Warner







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Old September 23rd, 2014, 05:10 AM   #4088
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The large models have been posted before by members, but I don't think the smaller ones have so much?

Here's my photos of the display at Time Warner

Thinking about what this area looks like right now and then seeing this model gives me goosebumps. This is city-building on the most massive scale we've seen in the US.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 01:22 AM   #4089
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Let's hope that picture is the final product!
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Old September 24th, 2014, 10:22 AM   #4090
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I'm just glad it got some of its height back!
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Thinking about what this area looks like right now and then seeing this model gives me goosebumps. This is city-building on the most massive scale we've seen in the US.
I can agree, I wonder how long it would actually take for all those ideas to be completed. I'm sure these will turn out very stunning
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Old September 24th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #4092
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The scale of this project is overwhelming. The density is incredible. The towers are located so close together.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 03:49 AM   #4093
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The public square that makes up the middle of the East Rail Yard's overbuild platform will not open till all four surrounding towers are basically done, say maybe 2018. That area of the currently-under-construction overbuild platform will be used as a staging/whatnot area to build the towers and, hopefully, to re-open the closed portions of the surrounding streets.


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They will have to put up some kind of temporary barrier (before 9.21.2014) on the north side of the High Line at the Rail Yards' 30th street stretch to prevent park visitors walking onto the under-construction Culture Shed plaza (west side of 10HY)
there is something quite special planned for that public space. stay tuned...
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Old September 25th, 2014, 06:17 AM   #4094
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there is something quite special planned for that public space. stay tuned...
Yes, a soaring monument or giant artwork is planned for the plaza. It's being kept as a secret.

Related claims it will be the "Eiffel Tower" of NYC, which sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, but who knows. In any case it will be a landmark and tourist attraction.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #4095
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Yes, a soaring monument or giant artwork is planned for the plaza. It's being kept as a secret.

Related claims it will be the "Eiffel Tower" of NYC, which sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, but who knows. In any case it will be a landmark and tourist attraction.
having seen it, i can say that its quite interesting and will surely attract a lot of attention.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #4096
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Looking forward to the big reveal! Do you have a rough estimate when the design will be made public?
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Old September 25th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #4097
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having seen it, i can say that its quite interesting and will surely attract a lot of attention.
You tease!
One question, is it tall?
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Old September 25th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #4098
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Another question... Is it modern?
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Old September 25th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #4099
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no more now!

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Looking forward to the big reveal! Do you have a rough estimate when the design will be made public?

i dont know if they will share it before its in place. figure late '16...
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Old September 25th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #4100
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Does the sculpture incorporate a fountain?
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