View Full Version : There should be a new projects thread all onto itself-

May 22nd, 2009, 05:48 PM
There needs to be a thread all its own titled -- "New Projects"...where photos of ANY new project be it a hole in the ground, a demolition, or the start of a construction, are placed. This will give users the ability to see in one place the progress of all new/new-old construction, and to add stuff as they photograph it....thoughts please? JL

May 22nd, 2009, 05:50 PM
Why dont you just start one and see how if it catches on. You dont have to run every thread idea by everyone.

There isnt likely to be alot of new projects for a while also.

May 22nd, 2009, 06:10 PM
As it stands finding a collection of new building projects is a mess on this site- sorry to be blunt. You get random names and addresses that are scattered over years of listings. To find some you have to manually search
back 100's of threads!!! I'm just saying that for this purpose the current system just doesn't work.

As for me starting this I would be happy to if I could, but I'm in poor health so its not a possibility.

Perhaps someone who photographs frequently could take this idea up-- and indeed see if it works!! I think it will.

Anytime you see something new put it in this one thread with any associated info on it-name of project/location/developer etc-- then when the building takes some sort of shape it can get its own thread.

May 23rd, 2009, 02:40 AM
We are working behind the scenes to update content and reformat many pages.

For recently completed projects and projects under construction, go HERE (http://wirednewyork.com/architecture/).

If you are interested in more than projects coming out of the ground, you can look through our current project HERE (http://wirednewyork.com/architects/), which is being gathering project and proposal information through genuine research. Here you'll find real projects as well as proposals that never got past concepts, proposals that were killed or put on hold, under construction projects, and completed projects. We jave active architects and architects who helped shaped this city (Like Emery Roth / Clinton & Russell / Cass Gilbert / Shreve & Lamb /Raymond Hood /John Mead Howells).

This project is still underway. Skidmore Owings Merrill will hopefully be updated before you get up in the morning.

The next step is to create accurate and aesthetically please Building Pages. This can be a team effort if you (or any other Forum member wants to help.) Obviously, we want people that can work independently and be consistent with the guidelines.

It is a great way to learn Word Press and, for any forum members updated, if you can contribute pieces of the project weekly (let's say 5 - 10 Updated or New Building Pages), I believe the web administrator will consider allowing Wired New York as a current "consulting" of "freelancing" position to fill the gap in the resume.

If you are interested, please contact me or Edward. Honestly, it is real work, but with a team it can be a wonderful collaborative project. We had the TLOZ Project that everyone jumped into. Maybe we can execute this project in his memory!

Chech out our work so far!

May 23rd, 2009, 11:26 AM
Anther simple way to find threads on a specific subject is to use the tag search. This feature has grown exponentially on WNY. You can certainly find any current projects or proposed projects by typing in a key word. If you click on TAG (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php) search using search feature, you can click on any of the most commonly searched key words or you can use other words. For example, Freedom Tower can be searched on the following words:

1 wtc (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=1+wtc), david childs (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=david+childs), freedom tower (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=freedom+tower), silverstein (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=silverstein), skidmore owings & merrill (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=skidmore+owings+%26+merrill), som (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=som), spire (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=spire), tallest (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=tallest), tower 1 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=tower+1), world trade center (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=world+trade+center), wtc (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/tags.php?tag=wtc)

May 27th, 2009, 10:57 AM
I have not looked, but I believe you had some sort of list already (or am I mistaken?)

What might be good for now would just be an index page with a good thumbnail and small descriptor block that would just shortcut over to the threads we have already.

Keep it alphabetical. Further sorting by region could be done later, but I think the easiest and quickest (not saying it would be quick at all, mind you) would be doing this. Almost like taking an electronic inventory.....

Oh and Edward, if you have not already, BACK THE SITE UP!!!!! A friend had his site of 10+ years wiped out when someone broke into the server it was on and wrote over everything, even got to the backups (I think they were on the same machine, but a different drive...).

You have lots of info here, I would hate to see it gone just because your host makes a mistake....

May 27th, 2009, 06:12 PM
We have an architects page HERE (http://wirednewyork.com/architects/). If anyone is keeping track, it has been growing daily. Each link takes the user to the Architects page, which offers the New York portfolio of buildings, the address, completion date, or a note if demolished. Active companies have contact info.

We have an architecture page HERE (http://wirednewyork.com/architecture/). This is a listing of recently completed projects that are notable as architecture or real estate, projects under construction, and notable proposed projects. It is up-to-date and updated regularly, although not daily.

We have an alphabetical index of buildings HERE (http://wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/alphabetical/). Once the architects page is complete, this page will be updated with current photos, descriptions, etc. and will be linked back to the respective architect's page. Projects under construction will also be listed on this page and linked back as well.

If anyone has extra time on their hands and wants to be a part of the collaboration to update the content on the site, contact Edward.

May 29th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Looks better than a basement blog kind of list BR, but I hope more can be done on it to make it look more like a presentation piece.

Keep up the good work though!

June 4th, 2009, 03:28 PM
why not split up the categories by:

Highrise Proposals:

Midrise Proposals:

Transportation Projects:


Or something of that nature..