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Prezrezc May 26, 2018 11:06 PM

^^
It looks like the bottom of a swimming pool.

pianowizard May 27, 2018 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by TechTalkGuy (Post 8195594)
Where’s the shadow?

Most of these photos were taken during the middle of the day. When the sun is rising or setting, the shadows may extend far enough to reach Central Park.

NYguy May 27, 2018 1:37 PM

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Originally Posted by pianowizard (Post 8201138)
Most of these photos were taken during the middle of the day. When the sun is rising or setting, the shadows may extend far enough to reach Central Park.

Which, obviously, is the time of the day when the park will be getting naturally darker, and not the time of day most people will use the park. It's a foolish argument anyway, because even in the wintertime when it's overcast and covered in snow, people still enjoy tbe park.

The shadow argument was just a scare tactic too often used by tge NIMBYs when they have no real argument against anything.

Jerseyviews May 27, 2018 2:36 PM

Cleared One57, crazy to think this still has 500 ft to go!

MrMayman May 27, 2018 3:25 PM

A stop work order was issued yesterday after this took place:

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Security guard dead, another injured after glass falls in construction site

NEW YORK — A security worker has died following a construction accident in Manhattan.

The incident happened around 217 W. 57th Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway when authorities responded to reports about an injured male at a construction site.

When they arrived, officers found Harry Ramnauth, 67, of the Bronx, unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma and a construction worker, 27, with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Ramnauth was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigation revealed a large glass panel that fell off the building and injured the victims as construction workers were in the process of moving it, police said.
http://pix11.com/2018/05/26/2-injure...truction-site/

NYguy May 27, 2018 6:35 PM

^ That's always terrible. Sorry for the family.





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TechTalkGuy May 27, 2018 10:16 PM

:previous: Unfortunately, big risks = bigger rewards.
The construction of the iconic Empire State Building had suffered the loss of many lives.
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NYguy May 29, 2018 3:43 AM

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jayden May 29, 2018 3:54 PM

Towering over it's neighbors already and still 500 ft to go? :haha:

ripk10 May 29, 2018 5:05 PM

NYC issues stop work order after security guard crushed to death at Midtown construction site
Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:12AM - MIDTOWN, Manhattan --
New York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker.

The city's Department of Buildings said work was banned and a violation issued for failing to safeguard the site after the 10:30 a.m. emergency Saturday at the West 57th Street site, a half block from Carnegie Hall.

Police say 67-year-old security guard Harry Ramnauth was killed, and a 27-year-old construction worker was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Inspectors say an 8-foot-by-14-foot glass panel tipped over as it was being moved.

The building developer's office didn't immediately comment.

A 1,550-foot (472-meter) tower is planned at 217 W. 57th St. For comparison, One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet (541 meters).

Prezrezc May 29, 2018 10:14 PM

Accidents in places like these happen all the time.

And I'm sure a "ban" in this case doesn't mean an indefinite stop-work order, especially since this story was apparently issued two days ago and it's news to me now.

Please be sure to name the source next time you post something from an article.


Thanks.

chris08876 May 29, 2018 10:18 PM

Usually after a safety incident, a SWO is issued. There was a recent incident at 76 11th Ave in which a worker fell. He had his fall protection, thus no death, but still... enough to warrant a SWO. One Seaport had a similar safety related stoppage due to the netting not being sufficient.

TechTalkGuy May 29, 2018 10:24 PM

:previous: I wonder what their insurance rates are. :???:
Don’t forget about the dangeling crane during the construction of One57.

chris08876 May 29, 2018 10:30 PM

They'll probally settle as the lawsuits are coming. In this day in age, folks sue for anything, BUT especially for injury and for death. Almost universal.

Major developers all have teams of lawyers. There's always a risk, besides financial, in building towers. Human error most of the time is the cause, but at times, could be weather, if we recall One57's crane damage.

I'd imagine its quite high the insurance, and would be directly influenced by their safety record. Lower TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate), lower EMR (Experience Modification Rate) = better rates. Not to say that they have a crappy safety record, but large scale developments = higher risk. Kinda like by buying a Lambo versus a Civic.

TK2001 May 30, 2018 1:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prezrezc (Post 8203654)
Accidents in places like these happen all the time.

And I'm sure a "ban" in this case doesn't mean an indefinite stop-work order, especially since this story was apparently issued two days ago and it's news to me now.

Please be sure to name the source next time you post something from an article.


Thanks.

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Pr...6BD08866A7430E

NYguy May 30, 2018 2:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prezrezc (Post 8203654)
Accidents in places like these happen all the time.


It's not that unusual for stop-work orders , or even partial stop-work orders to be issued to these towers while under construction, and it doesn't always take an accident to get one.
The DOB is doing it's job, and if there was a death involved on site, a stop-work order is warranted until things are secure. We wouldn't want any workers or pedestrians getting hurt.

Still, it's always temporary, work will commence if it hasn't already.



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aquablue May 30, 2018 3:33 AM

I'm interested to see the final result just because it's a tall building by ny standards, but Gary frustrates me. I can't stop feeling that he short changed ny big time with his design. That old photo of him holding that pointy tower model is very sad indeed. Well, not surprising, the guy probably hardly rates design and gets off on his excel spreadsheets, but when you are changing the skyline you should try and give a bit more. I wonder how much more profit he made with this simpler design.

NYguy May 31, 2018 2:19 AM

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Zerton May 31, 2018 7:31 PM

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What are those things?

gramsjdg May 31, 2018 10:32 PM

Looks like the crane is still moving (unless some of the latest photos are older)


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