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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #5581
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Very interesting read that explains a lot:

Lend Lease Explains How Crews Replaced a Crane at 1,100 Feet
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In an unprecedented engineering feat, New York City high-rise crews on May 11 successfully hoisted a 150-ft-long replacement luffing boom to the roof of One57—a 1,100-ft-tall residential building under construction in Midtown Manhattan—and attached it to an existing tower-crane mast.
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Due to limited availability, Lend Lease mounted a smaller crane, a Favelle Favco model 220, than the previous one, which was a Favelle Favco model 440. Because of the replacement crane's smaller lifting capacity, such items as the building's 200,000-lb window-washing rig will need to be assembled using more crane picks.

"There are 21 picks for the window-washing rig; that used to be 15," says Finamore. "I had to break down some of those picks because of their weight." The heaviest piece is 17,600 lb, he adds. Other lifts that the crane will perform include steel that forms the roof's two-story arches, as well as unitized curtainwall.

Before crews can start using the crane, though, they will need to jack it up and insert the two mast sections that were removed. After that is finished, the crane will require a series of load tests to ensure that it is safely operating. That work is scheduled to be complete May 16.

Although workers have continued to finish out the inside of the building since the storm, the roof details have remained in limbo. The tower crane will be used for approximately five months before it can come down.

"It's almost like we lost six months in time," Finamore says. "As soon as it is operational, it might as well be November 2012."
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"The only way this was a six-month problem and not a nine-month replacement problem is you must tenaciously attack every one of the issues and put them in motion while monitoring what's behind you."
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Old May 18th, 2013, 07:08 AM   #5582
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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #5583
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Is this building beautifull or ugly ? is there someone that has seen in reality'? it seem without grace and harmony too huge.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:34 PM   #5584
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Is this building beautifull or ugly ? is there someone that has seen in reality'? it seem without grace and harmony too huge.
Trust me I've seen this in reality and it is an absolutely stunning building in real life, pictures just don't do it justice, I especially love seeing it from the top of the Rockefeller centre because imo that is where the glass looks so beautiful.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #5585
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Old May 18th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #5586
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Old May 19th, 2013, 01:20 AM   #5587
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fwiw, shot these a couple of hours ago from a tower on Park Avenue through my crappy phone cam:





Can someone please identify this tower?
Link: http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9172/90853697.jpg

It's on 39th and Lexington
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Old May 19th, 2013, 02:23 AM   #5588
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Can someone please identify this tower?
Link: http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9172/90853697.jpg

It's on 39th and Lexington
325 Lexington Ave. A 31-story apartment building. Doesn't look like there's even a thread for it on SSC.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 03:16 AM   #5589
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ahhh....have they put a new crane?.....
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Old May 19th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #5590
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #5591
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #5592
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Beautiful Building!
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Old May 20th, 2013, 04:45 AM   #5593
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Stunning building, lets hope it finishes soon!
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Old May 21st, 2013, 02:59 PM   #5594
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Old May 21st, 2013, 03:33 PM   #5595
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finally antoher crane let's finish this "one"

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Old May 25th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #5596
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Old May 29th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #5597
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Old May 29th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #5598
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #5599
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I realized something interesting recently with regard to my perception of One57. When it started out, I wasn't terribly fond of the all glass facade. That's just my personal taste. Then as it started to rise, I became more of a fan, eagerly checking in on its progress. Now it seems that I've come full circle and more. Not only am I no longer that enamored with the facade or massing of the building, it doesn't even perk my interest as a construction project.

So what caused these transitions? Was my dislike of the design merely overpowered by the fun of following the construction? Is it the crane delay that put me off? My guess is it wasn't the crane problem nor the resulting delay. Instead, it was that I never actually liked the building other than having a general interest in large construction projects.

Now that 432 Park is rising, it seems to be what drives me to check these forums. Unlike One57, it has always impressed me. My preferences favor its more unique facade which isn't simply 100% glass. Also, the height to width ratio makes it unique and fascinating, both as a construction project and also as an icon on the skyline.

With this in mind, it is probably a very good thing for the investors in One57 that they found tenants before 432 took the limelight. One57 would have likely raked in10s of millions if not 100s of millions less from unit sales if 432 had been on the same timetable.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #5600
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The focus is 432 but I think One57's crown came out pretty realistic. Fits in very well I think.
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