Thats a huge crane.
Woke up this morning to the sounds of more crane building...
first the slewing unit went up
Then the flatbed
Next went the operators cab
and the motor
then the counter weights
Opening up the cable pulley tension arm before lifting into place
Then they hoisted up the jib
Seating the jib
Attaching the cables
walking the jib for cable inspection
Finished, ready for work on Monday
this sure is one big mutha!
When first thing on a Saturday morning you have to call
(that worthless) 311 to complain about the illegal work being done!
Blocking off 37th St.
Having to put up with the noise of a pumping truck
And watching 11 guys on the clock for a job only 3 guys actually work on!
This is all one building? Am I correct?
OK Thanks....for the crane pics too.
WTF are they trying to build here?
This has to be one of the most convoluted construction jobs
I've ever seen
This is on the first ground level, above the underground
The whole 37th street side is a jumbled, uneven layered mess of un-uniformity?!
...meanwhile, on the 38th st side- this thing is flying up!
old classy garment building gets a bland new neighbor.
We long time residents are losing all of our windows
up to the 9th floor already
Last edited by scumonkey; July 22nd, 2008 at 09:36 PM. Reason: correct bad grammer and spelling
Looks like a loading dock going in (at the right side in that last pic) ^
They haven't been out working on this project for two days now.....?
Did something happen at this site, has a stop work order been handed down?
It's nice to have a few days of peace and quiet, without all
the construction dust blowing into my home!
But I want them to get it over with, and finish the damn
thing so my life can get back to normal.
Anyone know what gives?
They read WNY? And decided to give you a break
What about all the people who work (in regular offices, travel agencies, garment center lofts etc) on West 36th, West 37th, West 38th between Eighth and Ninth?
It's tough enough for those of you who live there and have to put up with the early morning (and late night) noise and construction dust. But it can't be funny trying to run a regular business in the midst of all this. Have business tenants used all this chaos as a reason for breaking their leases and moved from the area? Or are they just hunkering down and swallowing the losses from reduced working days and employee absences. Seriously, would you like to work in one of those buildings for 8 hours a day while this is going on? And now they are saying that the 27 storey rental at 346 west 37th wll be finished "in 2010".. Two more years (at least)..
My building is still commercial space from the 6th floor down.
I haven't noticed anybody leaving the area...just the opposite!
(Well except for that sex club)
I hear a lot of bit chen about it -but they're staying put.
The guy right under me has a book recording studio.
He can lose thousands if they shake our building or make
enough noise while he's recording.
He's not leaving-has no plans to.
However, if I had a space that was losing it's windows and
terrace (due to the local zoning changes that now allow it),
I would want out!
In the pic below....
All the air conditioners must be removed, all the windows
you can see (on this building and it's neighbors) are being
boarded up -all the way to the top. There will be no space
between the new and old and no set backs in the rear (unlike
all the other buildings in the area)
You can see the roof line from the previous building they tore
down in the pic below
Has anyone experienced hearing loss from all that continuous building noise?
And is it true that noise levels are only high during the first 6 (or is it 9?) months of construction?
I work over on west 36th between 8th and 9th aves.
The Poon hotel is apparently now in its later stages on 36th St, but that
27 storey site at 346 west 37th has launched in to a whole fresh drilling noisefest this week.
Just asking.. You all seem so well informed about the sites on these 3 streets (west 36, 37th and 38th). Thanks.
No -but I have developed a lot of breathing problems from all the construction dust, (I like to leave my windows open).Has anyone experienced hearing loss from all that continuous building noise?
Clean house and an hour later you can write your name
through the dust on the furniture.
That's when they use the heavy equipment to dig, blast, drill,is it true that noise levels are only high during the first 6 (or is it 9?) months of construction?
Pile drive...whatever-for the foundation, and makes the most noise.
After the foundation is installed, it's pretty much just the sound of hammers, saws, concrete trucks, and boisterous
If your in the area you better get used to it....
there is a lot more construction coming to the surrounding blocks!