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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #4861
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It's heavier damaged than I thought. I hope the new stabilization beams will be enough to keep it safely up.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #4862
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Wow that crane looks like sh!t!
Looks like a night after bad hangover
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Old November 5th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #4863
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Thanks for the photos 325. That deck is a mess. Even the back counterweight is at an odd angle pushing against the brace. You'd want to check that for cracks.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #4864
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Looking at that damage, I still can't believe that it didn't came down. Good quality steel.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #4865
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Indeed, a little bit steel and some cables.
Btw nice view up there.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #4866
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Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!
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Old November 6th, 2012, 03:26 AM   #4867
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It looks so tall from the park! It completely changes the skyline, but I'm still not sure about the cladding though.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:03 AM   #4868
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It looks so tall from the park! It completely changes the skyline, but I'm still not sure about the cladding though.
You will come to accept it. Once the building is fully claded it will look stunning. Right now there are still some random panels missing and overall the majority of the cladding is yet to be installed.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #4869
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It's heavier damaged than I thought. I hope the new stabilization beams will be enough to keep it safely up.
Aren't this crane will be taken down soon?
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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #4870
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Yup, it will. I just hope that it will not fall down before this happens. Though they installed temporary steel beams to hold it up so I guess it should be safe.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #4871
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It looks like this dangling crane problem might even be good for the developer from a marketing perspective. Life can be funny like that. “You couldn’t buy this kind of marketing. It was happenstance, but this is now one of the most iconic buildings in the world.” - Dolly Lenz

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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #4872
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Yup, it will. I just hope that it will not fall down before this happens. Though they installed temporary steel beams to hold it up so I guess it should be safe.
I see. I hope it will not fall since it is a very very busy street down there. Plus Carnegie Hall right across the street.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #4873
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Old November 7th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #4874
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Judging by your username and title, I'd guess you have more of a front-row seat than any of us here could hope for. Don't be down on yourself, you're already living the dream.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #4875
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As Crane Hung in the Sky, a Drama Unfolded to Prevent a Catastrophe Below

Michael Alacha, a New York City buildings engineer, was racing up the stairwell of a 74-story luxury skyscraper being built in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Hurricane Sandy was battering the region, and Mr. Alacha was trying to avert a disaster.

High above him, a 150-foot crane boom next to the building, one of the tallest construction projects in North America, was dangling. It had twisted and crumpled in the 80-mile-an-hour winds and was now threatening to plunge 1,000 feet to the street, onto a natural gas main, and possibly cause a major explosion.

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Mr. Alacha, Mr. Grecco and Timothy Lynch, who leads the Building Department’s forensic engineering unit, took an inside elevator to the 20th floor of the tower and began hiking up the stairs.

Conditions above the 60th floor were dangerous, open to the raging storm. A heavy plywood door blew off its hinges on a higher floor. Mr. Lynch narrowly avoided an open shaft. The three men exchanged nervous jokes. “It was the last time I laughed for the next three days,” Mr. Grecco said.

Firefighters were already at the 70th floor, linked by safety lines and examining the boom. The ties holding the mast appeared to have held up well. But the boom was another matter. Mr. Alacha told the firefighters to return to the street and set up an evacuation zone. “In my mind, the boom was going to go,” he said.

For hours, members of the Fire Department, Consolidated Edison crews and other emergency workers labored to shut off the gas main below and clear people from surrounding buildings. They recalled that they hoped the boom would stabilize, giving them time to develop a plan for securing it with cable.

With the wind easing on Tuesday, Mr. Lynch, a dedicated runner, once more ascended to the top of the tower, where he determined that the mast was not in immediate danger of pulling away from the building, and the boom was holding.

It took several days for officials, construction executives and crane experts from around the world to figure out how to lash the boom to the building. On Saturday morning, three riggers climbed inside the turntable at the top of the crane, where they disengaged the hydraulic motor before manually cranking the turntable counterclockwise, until the boom hugged the side of the building. Workers then tied the boom with eight cables to building columns on three floors for stability. At 5 p.m. Sunday, the city reopened 57th Street.

This week, a visitor to the 74th floor had a spectacular view of the damaged boom, its steel bars looking twisted and fragile. The bolts fastening newly installed beams tethered to the boom glistened in the sun.

Lend Lease, which brought in experts from Europe and Australia, intends to cut the broken boom into five-foot sections in order to haul it down from the tower in the construction hoist. The company plans to install a new crane to continue work on the building, which is scheduled to be finished next year.

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Old November 7th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #4876
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So this year there will be no further progress on the tower, maybe some cladding?
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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #4877
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That may just as well refer to the tower.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:59 PM   #4878
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Judging by your username and title, I'd guess you have more of a front-row seat than any of us here could hope for. Don't be down on yourself, you're already living the dream.
Uaarkson, most of the time it's the sweetest job in the world. But recently it's been a nightmare (recession, lack of work etc.) let's try to stay on topic. Hopefully they will pour by fridaywith scaffolding 100% by next week Tuesday.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #4879
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That dude is brave. I would probably hyperventilate and faint standing out there on that beam. lol
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Old November 10th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #4880
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So would I, in fact anyone below would be in great peril from falling turds.
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