daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Supertalls

Supertalls Discussions of projects under construction between 300-599m/1,000-1,999ft tall.
» Proposed Supertalls



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 11th, 2014, 05:14 PM   #1381
j-biz
rasorio caelum civitatem
 
j-biz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,309
Likes (Received): 2793

Progress (?)

Quote:
Span 7 sits above Span 6 and will be placed next week.

Manhattan West on Facebook

Quote:
Inside a span - every other one will have ventilation fans in place for the train tracks below.

Manhattan West on Facebook

PS: this FB page still only has 43 likes... show some love!
__________________

solgoldberg, iamtheSTIG, desertpunk, ILNY liked this post
j-biz no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 11th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #1382
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

Quote:
Originally Posted by j-biz View Post
Progress (?)

...
Manhattan West on Facebook

...

Manhattan West on Facebook

PS: this FB page still only has 43 likes... show some love!
Progress, yah. Thanks for digging up the FB photos.

You didn't include the photo that references the famous Manhattan schist in the recent NYTimes article. This photo is looking north at the north tower site from the 31st side of the Penn Station bathtub wall:


ManhattanWest FB "View of the excavation work along 33rd Street. There's all the Manhattan shist The New York Times' David Dunlap wrote about last week."

One of the things I find interesting about the bowels/bathtub of Penn Station is that there are actually LIRR tracks behind that wall of schist shown above. This LIRR "appendix" is shown in this Amtrak diagram, above the text block "A" Interlocking . 9th Ave is on the right, 10th Ave on the left & I assume the MW platform steel preserves the magenta? colored curved track paths in the bottom right of the diagram:

Amtrak 2011

Last edited by solgoldberg; July 11th, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #1383
thejacko5
SSC Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 932
Likes (Received): 401

that north looking photo is actually taken from the new steel structure in E Yard. Note the platform guardrail and mesh screen...
__________________

solgoldberg liked this post
thejacko5 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2014, 02:42 AM   #1384
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

More overbuild of Dyer Ave.?

Quote:
Originally Posted by thejacko5 View Post
that north looking photo is actually taken from the new steel structure in E Yard. Note the platform guardrail and mesh screen...
Thanks for the clarification.

Apparently the development plans for the winning bid for a PANYNJ parcel "across" 33rd from Manhattan West was announced. Dunno if this involves a "platform" over Dyer Avenue or not, but it will be a high-rise residential tower with a "a public space running through the block to 34th Street along Dyer Avenue, the submersed roadway that heads north from 30th Street to the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel."

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/07/...on-yards-site/

Certainly sounds good for pedestrians in the area: two future cut-throughs between 33rd & 34th between 9th & 11th avenues...
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2014, 06:09 AM   #1385
drinfor
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 15
Likes (Received): 81

Nothing that close up, but here's my contribution.





__________________

iamtheSTIG, solgoldberg liked this post
drinfor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2014, 11:41 PM   #1386
spectre000
Moderator
 
spectre000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 7,906
Likes (Received): 5170

Twitpic from MathewKatz/dnainfo,

__________________
spectre000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2014, 04:55 AM   #1387
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

MW FB posted a few photos due to a Brookfield tour

More, recent, photos for the MW FB page.

I'm just reposting my fave, Manhattan schist:

Nicholas & Lence Communications
Look at all this Manhattan schist! — in New York, NY.

This photo & a few more due to:
Hard Hat Tour of Brookfield's Manhattan West
Taken in New York, New York
Quote:
Brookfield hosted a hard hat tour today of Manhattan West, a mixed-use development in the Hudson Yards district on Midtown's West Side. We took an up-close visit with "The Launcher," a specialized horizontal crane that lifts and places 56-ton concrete segments atop the exposed railroad tracks, building a solid platform where the $4.5 billion, five-acre development will sit.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3172850&type=1

I assume the media hosted during the tour will post their own video & photos...
__________________

dashyfreak, Hemeroscopium liked this post
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2014, 01:52 PM   #1388
Eric Offereins
The only way is up
 
Eric Offereins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rotterdam
Posts: 68,627
Likes (Received): 28186

That is a lot of hard work, removing these rocks.
__________________

Tubeworm liked this post
Eric Offereins está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2014, 06:59 PM   #1389
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Offereins View Post
That is a lot of hard work, removing these rocks.
Yeah, and they created the current Penn Station bathtub with uncontrolled blasting ~110 years ago. AFAIK, this means that the rock that is exposed now is of questionable strength. This is mentioned in a technical article describing the NJ Transit "station" that was built into the bowels of Penn Station in the late 1990s/early 2000s. That station can get very crowded now when things go wrong during rush hour. The bowels themselves were modified in the 1960s when they passed through them to create the foundations for the current Madison Square Garden.
__________________

Hemeroscopium liked this post

Last edited by solgoldberg; July 23rd, 2014 at 07:11 PM.
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2014, 05:20 PM   #1390
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

EVERYBODY has been running HardHat tours

EVERYBODY has been running HardHat tours in the few couple of weeks. Probably a LOT of competition for (anchor) tenants for the office towers.

For example the NYPost:

Quote:
We had an excellent hardhat adventure Tuesday trooping around the Manhattan West construction site, just across Ninth Avenue from the Farley Post Office Building.
http://nypost.com/2014/07/24/salesfo...ignature-site/

And there's a post on Vimeo of
Quote:
"girder 8 being relocated from the underslung assembly bed to the stage 2 stressing location over girder 5"
Brookfield Manhattan West Construction
from McNary Bergeron & Associates 1 day ago



IMHO the Vimeo posted clip probably has the most interesting visuals, so I've posted a snip below. You do NOT want to have any of these "girders" drop on your foot.
Note 10 Hudson Yards visible through the 31st canyon on left:

McNary Bergeron & Associates

and DNAinfo's Mathew Katz:
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2014...tans-west-side
etc..
__________________

ILNY liked this post

Last edited by solgoldberg; July 25th, 2014 at 05:33 PM.
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2014, 06:07 PM   #1391
j-biz
rasorio caelum civitatem
 
j-biz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,309
Likes (Received): 2793

The platform continues its march eastward. Dare I say that it's starting to look impressive?


Manhattan West Facebook page

Quote:
Span 8 was placed early this morning. The platform is now 50% complete (eight more spans to go)!
__________________

hunser, ILNY, solgoldberg, Kanto liked this post
j-biz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2014, 09:28 PM   #1392
JohnFlint1985
I love New York
 
JohnFlint1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York - New Jersey
Posts: 15,621
Likes (Received): 6558

Lots of work is being done there... only if you look from above you can comprehend the hugeness of the task.
__________________
RIP QuantumX & Desertpunk

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” Thomas Jefferson
"We Shall Never Surrender." Winston Churchill
“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien
"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious." Oscar Wilde
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
JohnFlint1985 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2014, 01:19 AM   #1393
DarkShadows1966
Construction Updater
 
DarkShadows1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Santo Domingo
Posts: 3,222
Likes (Received): 460

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnFlint1985 View Post
Lots of work is being done there... only if you look from above you can comprehend the hugeness of the task.
All the complex work, because of Penn Station.
__________________
©Desde 1997! DarkShadows1966
Todos los derechos reservados


------------------------------------------------------
ROCK ME AMADEUS -Falco
Vote here: https://goo.gl/CbXQB7
DarkShadows1966 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2014, 12:40 PM   #1394
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53450

Gotta love the local news:

__________________
We are floating in space...

solgoldberg, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2014, 04:56 PM   #1395
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkShadows1966 View Post
All the complex work, because of Penn Station.
Yeah. Nice photo; good to see j-biz following the MW FB page.

I wonder how they will bridge the small Amtrak yard (E yard?) in the top right of that photo. Have they already added columns on the right (31st street) side of that yard, where the low number Penn Station tracks (1 & 2, IIRC) are under the north side of 31st street?
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2014, 05:26 PM   #1396
Philly Bud
City Of Brotherly Love
 
Philly Bud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 652
Likes (Received): 246

Years ago ... 30 or more years ago to be more precise ... this was a very sketchy neighborhood. Ugly 19th Century brick buildings and warehouses. Late at night street hookers would come out and cars from Jersey or Long Island would circle the blocks and to make a selection of the "merchandise" on the street.
__________________
"Good sex is like a good game of bridge - if you don't have a good partner you better have a good hand." - Mae West
Philly Bud no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #1397
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

Quote:
Originally Posted by Philly Bud View Post
Years ago ... 30 or more years ago to be more precise ... this was a very sketchy neighborhood. Ugly 19th Century brick buildings and warehouses. Late at night street hookers would come out and cars from Jersey or Long Island would circle the blocks and to make a selection of the "merchandise" on the street.
"the good old days"

many of the "Ugly 19th Century brick buildings and warehouses.' have been or will be demolished in the HY rezoned area.

I've taken the liberty of posting a snip of a MW FB post from today. Actual panorama (3942 x 576 pixels) looks like it was taken a few weeks ago because the HY terra-firma platform (Culture Shed Plaza/Fairway Market) steel is incomplete in the photo.
The snip is looking west towards the mainland and includes the opening-in-2014 High Line at the Rail Yards (& NOT-open-2014 10th Ave spur) and the sites that the MTA contractors cleared for the 7 subway extension (east side of 11th Ave, 33rd st to 36th streets). I'm guessing the photo was taken from a helo above 33rd st. The reddish-brick facade building between 33rd & 34th will be demolished during site prep for 50 Hudson Hards.


Manhattan West Faceook, snip from "Wondering what the view from your office at Manhattan West could be like? Check out this panoramic shot from 600 feet above the site."
https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanWe...type=3&theater

Last edited by solgoldberg; August 5th, 2014 at 07:27 PM.
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #1398
smithhayden19
Registered User
 
smithhayden19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Posts: 29
Likes (Received): 16

Hello Everyone! im sorry if this has been mentioned before so excuse my ignorance but when will the reclad for 5 Manhattan west begin? I haven't seen any construction equipment on that building at all so will all the construction start simultaneously meaning will the reclad start as soon as the towers start to rise?
__________________
“Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.”
- Robert A. Heinlein
smithhayden19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #1399
optimusprimal1
Registered User
 
optimusprimal1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Eugene
Posts: 396
Likes (Received): 131

i dont now but i can't wait for that eyesore to be reclad
__________________
If you do nothing, you will lose nothing. A craven way to live… If you can really call that life. I, for one, cannot.
– Aya Brea, Parasite Eve II
optimusprimal1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2014, 03:22 AM   #1400
solgoldberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eastern end of eLIRR
Posts: 815
Likes (Received): 866

Quote:
Originally Posted by optimusprimal1 View Post
i dont now but i can't wait for that eyesore to be reclad
I don't either, but the building's three sidewalks have protective construction debris roofs.
A recent ILNY photo of 10 HY shows the 31st street protective roof for the north side sidewalk. Photo is looking west @ 10th Ave & 10 HY; 5 Manhattan West/450 W 33rd st/Associated Press HQ bldg & protective roof/?work platform? is on right:

ILNY(_) 7.26.14.
solgoldberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
1 manhattan west, 2 manhattan west, 3 manhattan west, 4 manhattan west, 5 manhattan west, brookfield manhattan west, new york, north tower, supertall

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu