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Old March 31st, 2014, 11:48 PM   #3741
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the fact that the link belt cranes have been banned really screwed this job up immensely.

totally changes the crane plan.


but it looks like they are loading forms and plank to the working floor.

a good sign.
English? "link belt cranes....banned?"
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Old April 1st, 2014, 12:09 AM   #3742
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English? "link belt cranes....banned?"
Not sure what the company was called, but the previous cranes they used for a majority of buildings in NY was banned.

That's why they removed the crane boom on 3 WTC.

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It seem cranes older than 25 years are banned for use.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 05:37 PM   #3743
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McGraw Hill to depart namesake tower in move to lower Manhattan http://www.northjersey.com/news/busi....PCyq3Anv.dpuf

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McGraw Hill, which has been in the 52-story Midtown tower since it was completed in 1972, will depart by the end of next year, according to the earnings call.
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The inquiries into a potential relocation to the World Trade Center site or Hudson Yards, the Related Cos. development on the far west side, are in early stages and a commitment may be at least a year away, according to the people with knowledge of the matter. McGraw Hill would want at least 750,000 square feet at wherever it moves, one person said.
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At the World Trade Center site, the company is focusing its interest on 3 World Trade Center, where developer Larry Silverstein is seeking additional tenants to join British advertising firm GroupM Inc., according to the person.

Silverstein is in negotiations for a government guarantee to help him finance the skyscraper, which would be the third at the lower Manhattan site.

Bud Perrone, a Silverstein spokesman; Joanna Rose, a spokeswoman for Related; and Robert McGrath, a spokesman for CBRE Group Inc., which is representing McGraw Hill, declined to comment.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 05:43 PM   #3744
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Old April 1st, 2014, 07:16 PM   #3745
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I think the 50 story building MH occupies is one of the XYZ towers, according to wiki (I had to look this one up) the McGraw Hill Building is a landmarked 32 story POS in West Midtown/Hell's Kitchen from the 30s. I'm sure it looked much, much better back then.


http://wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/...hill-building/

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http://wirednewyork.com/forum/printt...9&pp=15&page=6 (whoever posted this never supplied the source)


but I digress. Hopefully they choose to move to the WTC.

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Old April 1st, 2014, 07:29 PM   #3746
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It's got some good angles. The top is cool.


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Old April 1st, 2014, 07:45 PM   #3747
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I think the 50 story building MH occupies is one of the XYZ towers, according to wiki (I had to look this one up) the McGraw Hill Building is a landmarked 32 story POS in West Midtown/Hell's Kitchen from the 30s.
Indeed, they mean 1221 Avenue of the Americas, although it has been completed since 1969. The real original McGraw-Hill Building was the first modern style office tower in the city. ( while the top is obviously Art Deco )


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Yeah, let's hope so.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 08:36 PM   #3748
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I've seen a few workers on top of 3 WTC today working with the core rebar.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 11:25 PM   #3749
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Not sure what the company was called, but the previous cranes they used for a majority of buildings in NY was banned.

That's why they removed the crane boom on 3 WTC.

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It seem cranes older than 25 years are banned for use.

Thats dumb to me but probably seemed BRILIANT to a union boss somewhere who is making money off this rule.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 11:58 PM   #3750
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Oh, please do explain how a "union boss" will profit from this rule. Last time I checked, cranes are owned privately and rented by the developers themselves.

There are so many union haters on this forum. I'm surprised we don't more frequently hear some defense from union workers themselves. There are definitely many here, and are likely some of the best, most informed contributors.

* Not a union worker myself, but raised in a union family and a strong believer in the right to organize.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 02:47 AM   #3751
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Unions are just one side of a transaction, development firms are on the other. Neither are "the good guys" and both act within their own interest, sometimes in not-so-nice ways.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 04:23 AM   #3752
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Are you really going to believe an article that's posted today? Please make note of the date.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 04:46 AM   #3753
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Are you really going to believe an article that's posted today? Please make note of the date.
erm... why not? lol I forgot about today. Nobody pranked me.

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Old April 2nd, 2014, 04:56 AM   #3754
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Not everything about April 1st is all fun and games like people portray it to be...
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 03:31 PM   #3755
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you can see tower 3 here http://kerrigan.synology.me/earthcam.php?view=path
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 05:16 PM   #3756
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I don't think it was a prank, it was reported by many news outlets, and their is apparently another company wanting to sign a lease at the McGraw Hill Building.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 06:47 PM   #3757
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McGraw Hill to depart namesake tower in move to lower Manhattan http://www.northjersey.com/news/busi....PCyq3Anv.dpuf
One point in this story is interesting, the fact they will the partner tower by the end of next year! That presents an interesting thing to think about. Obviously WTC 3 there any of the towers at Hudson Yards will be done this year. WTC 1 & 4 will be close but I don't believe either of them has the required space left available. The only possible option would be for the government agencies who are planning on going into WTC 4 delay their move allowing McGraw-Hill to move in there and that they then commit to moving into WTC 3 when it's completed thus allowing it to start very rapidly!
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 08:12 PM   #3758
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That is only 1,5 years of construction. I cannot see many UC towers that could make this deadline. 3WTC and Coach tower are amongst them.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 10:47 PM   #3759
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Silverstein: Build it and they will come
http://www.rew-online.com/2014/04/02...hey-will-come/

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Amid controversy over a planned public loan guarantee, developer Larry Silverstein gave an impassioned speech in support of his planned tower 3 World Trade Center.

“With 55 years in the business, I have been through a few up-and-down cycles… and I have learned that when you build, tenants will come,” Silverstein told the audience at Massey Knakal’s investment summit yesterday (Tuesday).

“In New York City, first-class office buildings will always fill up.”
Silverstein Properties has struggled to finance 3 WTC, a planned 80-story, $2.3 billion office tower in the financial district, and recently asked the Port Authority to guarantee construction loans totaling $1.1 billion.

But critics, including Port Authority commissioner Kenneth Lipper, argue that the tower will not be profitable and only worsen an office-space glut in the Financial District. A vote on the proposed loan guarantee is scheduled for late April or May.

Silverstein did not address the loan issue directly, but made a strong case for new office development downtown. “Companies moved (to 7 World Trade Center) because they believed — as I did — that downtown will become a premier business district again.”

Making the common argument that tech companies want open, well-lit spaces, Silverstein contended that New York City needs more new development to compete for top-tier jobs.
He also criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio for neglecting office space over his campaign for more affordable housing, and urged for a reduction in property taxes.

Asked about his take on the New York market, Silverstein bemoaned the fact that foreign capital has driven down yields.“There is a sea of investment capital around the world looking to invest in hard assets,” he said. “They’ve driven the returns down to a level where it’s hard to justify buying. It is much easier today to develop than to acquire.”
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:34 AM   #3760
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as much as i want to see 3 WTC resume, doing so without proper economic security will make things worse for 2 WTC and other Silverstein properties projects.
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