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Thread: Emerald Green - 320 West 38th Street - by Stephen B. Jacobs Group

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    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!

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    Thats a huge crane.

  3. #63

    Default you know the concrete haulers strike is over.....

    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!

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    This is all one building? Am I correct?

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    you are correct!

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    OK Thanks....for the crane pics too.

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    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
    parking ramps


    The whole 37th street side is a jumbled, uneven layered mess of un-uniformity?!

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    ...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

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    Looks like a loading dock going in (at the right side in that last pic) ^

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    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?

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    They read WNY? And decided to give you a break

  12. #72

    Default What about the people who work on those streets?

    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)..

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    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

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    Default Any hearing loss?

    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.

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    Has anyone experienced hearing loss from all that continuous building noise?
    No -but I have developed a lot of breathing problems from all the construction dust, (I like to leave my windows open).
    Clean house and an hour later you can write your name
    through the dust on the furniture.
    is it true that noise levels are only high during the first 6 (or is it 9?) months of construction?
    That's when they use the heavy equipment to dig, blast, drill,
    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
    construction workers.
    If your in the area you better get used to it....
    there is a lot more construction coming to the surrounding blocks!

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