March 23rd, 2012, 04:02 PM
March 27th, 2012, 01:08 PM
March 27th, 2012, 02:04 PM
So what's the big circle that's getting a hefty concrete pad?
March 27th, 2012, 02:10 PM
That's a concrete footing for the spiral or helix ramp that will bring vehicles down from street level. a circular wall will reach from that footing up to street level with a multitude of steel columns, beams and slabs tied in to it (on a slope). It is also tied deeply into the rock with tie downs. It's essentially the anchor of the entire building.
Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB
Last edited by IrishInNYC; March 28th, 2012 at 10:56 AM.
March 27th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Too bad that the exterior & form of the building doesn't reflect that circular shape.
The new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will bet set (basically) atop that location, yes?
March 28th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Exactly, in fact now that I look at it, the church may actually be placed more so on the north half of the circle, exerting an eccentric load down onto that slab, which may explain the tie downs we have to drill on the south; to resist the "tipping" effect of the church above.
Originally Posted by lofter1
March 28th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Thank you for all of this, btw. Fantastic info.
April 2nd, 2012, 09:03 AM
So the 888 will stay a bit longer?
Originally Posted by IrishInNYC
Another question, will they also excavate the southern part of Phase II (the part south of the new wall which is poured these days)? Or do they wait until it is decided what will be build there?
Many thanks for your regular updates and pics, IrishInNYC!!
April 2nd, 2012, 12:33 PM
When the 888 does leave will the 16000 lift it out?
April 2nd, 2012, 11:13 PM
"He ain't heavy, he's my brother"
April 3rd, 2012, 12:22 AM
Unless a tower is planned for this site then it doesn't look like anything will be built, or excavated. If tower 5 plans to be office space, or mixed use (depending on the economy) then who knows.
Originally Posted by windoof
April 3rd, 2012, 01:34 PM
April 3rd, 2012, 01:35 PM
Possibly. There are alternatives also, bring in a 1250 on top etc. Weekend of 14/15 is the 888 end date now. 100 years since Titanic went down!
Originally Posted by Sal Schiano
April 3rd, 2012, 05:49 PM
Is the PA responsible for building out Cedar St. or will that fall to the eventual developer of T5? It'd be nice if the road went in, at least, and then just the T5 site was closed off.
April 3rd, 2012, 07:37 PM
How deep was the foundation for the old Deutsche Bank building? Is what we see south of the T5 wall original land? Or is that fill remaining after the demo of DB?
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