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    Hey, finally seeing some action on rehabilitating...

    Hey, finally seeing some action on rehabilitating that abandoned swimming pool behind the 59th St. Rec Center. I am told this area is supposed to be converted into a public green space but I'm not...
  2. framework almost complete

    they've started glassing in the first floor, too.
  3. today's pix

    Nearing full height. If I count right there are two more stories on the tall portion yet to come, and the "saddle" has reached full height in some sections. Looking forward to completion and to...
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    soon to be un-vacant lot?

    Does anybody know what is planned for the lot bounded by 57th Street, 58th Street, 11th Ave, and 12th Ave?
  5. Good question. Maybe they just haven't brought...

    Good question. Maybe they just haven't brought it out as wide as it will be? From the rendering here

    http://www.som.com/content.cfm/john_jay_college_of_criminal_justice

    it doesn't...
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    I, for one, am cheered!

    I, for one, am cheered!
  7. Tower crane question

    They jumped the crane this week (I have pictures of that if folks are interested) -- it was fascinating to watch the process. But now I am wondering, since the building is going up around the crane,...
  8. updated John Jay pix

    These are from late February and early to mid March 2009.
  9. Sometimes there may be a specific problem with...

    Sometimes there may be a specific problem with one or more staff members, and in such cases it's important to let management know and to be specific about the issue. But in my experience living in...
  10. New pix

    I was wrong (on 12/20/08) about the "staircase cascade" feature... I can see now that this must be the lower one, which makes more sense in terms of the footprint of the high-rise part.
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    I haven't had my countertops tested (had never...

    I haven't had my countertops tested (had never heard of this issue before), but even in the NYT article they point out that there's more reason to be concerned about being struck by lightning than...
  12. Yeah, on the Eleventh Avenue side. This photo is...

    Yeah, on the Eleventh Avenue side. This photo is from late April.
  13. in other words

    Is this structure what I think it is?
  14. and another one.

    The second tower crane is nearing completion.

    I am trying to figure out what the footprint of the highrise portion will be. Do you experts out there think it will be the entire area where they...
  15. How it looks today

    coming along...
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    My work/travel schedule has left me too busy to...

    My work/travel schedule has left me too busy to post for some time but coming back to see some of the negative posts I absolutely had to chime in.

    10WEA has had some issues (e.g. climate...
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    Yowza, the whole 14th floor would be quite a pad.

    Yowza, the whole 14th floor would be quite a pad.
  18. That stretch of wall is just crying out for a...

    That stretch of wall is just crying out for a Skittles mosaic!
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    As you see, I've got a front-row seat! I...

    As you see, I've got a front-row seat!

    I guess really my question is, being pretty ignorant of construction methods (guess I will learn a lot the next several months): are there specific warning...
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    Well, I did some more web research and it sounds...

    Well, I did some more web research and it sounds like the cranes are indeed intended to weather-vane. I didn't think it was that windy tonight, but I have definitely seen that puppy swing quite a...
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    Um... sorry to be paranoid, but with all the...

    Um... sorry to be paranoid, but with all the crane collapses that have happened recently...

    Today they put the cab and swing-arm on the fixed-footprint crane. And I've noticed that since I came...
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    There is definitely more counter space there. ...

    There is definitely more counter space there.

    Kitchens have a multitude of uses for those of us who don't cook. In a former apartment I used the kitchen as a home office. And just yesterday I...
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    Thanks for the quick answer! I've never watched...

    Thanks for the quick answer! I've never watched a building go up from this angle before... it should be fascinating.

    I've been in 10WEA since last August -- quite happy with it overall. But so...
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    John Jay Expansion

    Progress is being made. The train tracks are getting covered, and the big crane is going up. But I am confused... seems like the crane is going up smack in the middle of the building footprint....
  25. I have to say "what were they thinking" on a lot...

    I have to say "what were they thinking" on a lot of details... the weird plug placement, the HVAC in the middle of the wall, the display toilets next to the full length windows, the sudden...
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