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NYguy Oct 7, 2014 9:33 PM

A little something to read for you folks into concrete...

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/BS...de=ES368527563

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/BS...de=ES281147198

scalziand Oct 8, 2014 4:11 AM

^Nice, 12000 psi. That's some really soupy stuff too, with a 20 inch slump.

NYguy Oct 8, 2014 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by scalziand (Post 6760137)
^Nice, 12000 psi. That's some really soupy stuff too, with a 20 inch slump.

I knew somebody would appreciate it...:cool:

NYguy Oct 17, 2014 9:57 PM

October 17, 2014



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hunser Oct 17, 2014 10:20 PM

Concrete pump?

Hypothalamus Oct 18, 2014 3:46 AM

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Originally Posted by hunser (Post 6772765)
Concrete pump?

No! Nothing to see here. :yes:

fleonzo Oct 18, 2014 12:16 PM

Can we NOW please move this to the Under Construction Thread? :cool:

hunser Oct 18, 2014 12:43 PM

^
I concur.

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Originally Posted by Hypothalamus (Post 6773094)
No! Nothing to see here. :yes:

Yeah right. :D

Onn Oct 18, 2014 4:29 PM

They've been pouring concrete for weeks. After they started pouring concrete they moved the thread from the under construction section to the proposal section, in almost reverse order.

chris08876 Oct 18, 2014 5:56 PM

Yea patience is a virtue. We won't know how to contain our excitement when the supertall U/C section is full of yellow smileys. Another 7 smileys will soon transfer sections. :haha:

Actually, its good that we have the highrise compilation thread. If we actually went by the guidelines for the proposal section, we would probably have 7 pages of just New York threads.

Just to give an idea of the boom, we have 343 proposal threads over at YIMBY. At 50 threads per page on SSP, thats almost 7 pages of projects. And thats just for proposals. The city has something like 160+ towers u/c. Emporis is woefully outdated on that section btw.

Hunsers supertall thread is always a good source for happiness.

NYguy Oct 19, 2014 12:33 AM

If I had my choice, there would be no threads for buildings under 500 ft in Manhattan (minus lowrise areas). That would be my cutoff, but there's a lot to cover if strictly covering highrise construction. Not all of this is on my radar because its insignificant. The rise of the outer boroughs though is significant change.

King DenCity Oct 19, 2014 4:15 AM

Here we go guys... the currently known king to them all soon to be... it begins. This will be exciting to watch like 432. And to think it will rise simultaneously to many others like Steinway Tower, 30 HY, and Torre de Verre!
Salut!

Crawford Oct 19, 2014 4:31 AM

They have been pouring concrete for two months now. I brought this up back then, and others said that wasn't the standard for u/c.

So honestly, I have no idea why SSP has differing standards for u/c depending on project.

Skyguy_7 Oct 20, 2014 1:48 PM

I toured AS+GG's Chicago office on Saturday and they were much more elusive with this project than they were last year. No models or drawings anywhere to be found. I did speak to an architect who told us to look for an official rendering release early first quarter, 2015. When remarking on the expected height, he told me not to anticipate any change; that there is an unwritten gentleman's agreement, of all firms, not to exceed Freedom Tower's mark at 1776' [+5']

NYguy Oct 20, 2014 1:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 6775051)
I toured AS+GG's Chicago office on Saturday and they were much more elusive with this project than they were last year. No models or drawings anywhere to be found. I did speak to an architect who told us to look for an official rendering release early first quarter, 2015. When remarking on the expected height, he told me not to anticipate any change; that there is an unwritten gentleman's agreement, of all firms, not to exceed Freedom Tower's mark at 1776' [+5']

They're killing me with that rendering release NEXT YEAR, but as far as the 1776 ft mark goes, somebody will top it. It's nonsense. It needs to be topped for that reason alone. That would be effectively "capping" the skyline. Anyway, thanks for the info.

Submariner Oct 20, 2014 2:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyguy_7 (Post 6775051)
I toured AS+GG's Chicago office on Saturday and they were much more elusive with this project than they were last year. No models or drawings anywhere to be found. I did speak to an architect who told us to look for an official rendering release early first quarter, 2015. When remarking on the expected height, he told me not to anticipate any change; that there is an unwritten gentleman's agreement, of all firms, not to exceed Freedom Tower's mark at 1776' [+5']

Which is stupid - there are already several U/C or proposed towers with higher roof heights...which is what really counts.

Besides, the best way to say f**k you to those terrorists pieces of s**t is to build bigger and taller.

chris08876 Oct 20, 2014 2:54 PM

^^^

Exactly! ;)

Plus, if viewed from the right angle, the whole complex (WTC) looks like a hand with 1WTC being the middle finger. Well, at least when its finished. It wasn't too long ago that they said that skyscrapers where dead in NYC. The whole we can't build tall anymore due to the fear of terrorism. Now, we are building way to tall and I love it.

Onn Oct 20, 2014 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 6775057)
They're killing me with that rendering release NEXT YEAR, but as far as the 1776 ft mark goes, somebody will top it. It's nonsense. It needs to be topped for that reason alone. That would be effectively "capping" the skyline. Anyway, thanks for the info.

Your going to be waiting a little while for 1775 feet to be topped in New York, sorry to disappoint.

Crawford Oct 20, 2014 5:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Onn (Post 6775379)
Your going to be waiting a little while for 1775 feet to be topped in New York, sorry to disappoint.

I doubt you're right. Would not be surprised if it were surpassed within 5 years, if that.

Onn Oct 20, 2014 5:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Crawford (Post 6775392)
I doubt you're right. Would not be surprised if it were surpassed within 5 years, if that.

The economy isn't going to hold out that long. Just like most skyscraper booms in the past in the US following it there's going to be a significant lull in activity.


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