March 18th, 2013, 09:05 AM
529 West 29th Street
March 18th, 2013, 12:02 PM
Just over halfway. I see them roll in a yellow temporary crane every few days to put new steel up. Indeed it's here today. I will just barely be able to see the top of this building over Penn South Houses when it is done. Thanks for the updates.
March 18th, 2013, 01:59 PM
Interesting that this residential building is using steel frame.
March 18th, 2013, 03:40 PM
It's a rarity. Maybe they lucked into a site that used bone-standard beam lengths that were just lying around somewhere and got them cheaply? I can't imagine why else they'd be using them.
March 18th, 2013, 03:50 PM
They probably just "fell off a truck" somewhere.
March 28th, 2013, 09:25 AM
March 28th, 2013, 02:21 PM
I was so surprised by how big this had gotten. It was only 3 stories a month ago, but it seems that these steel mid-rise buildings go up very quickly. It was the same for the project on West 52nd (forget exact addy, but between 10th & 11th avenues) that went up totally unnoticed.
Even 250 West 55th only took ~six months to go from base to roof!
March 28th, 2013, 02:50 PM
Yes, the structural steel vs poured concrete formwork type of construction method does 'seem' to go up faster; but, there are a lot of factors involved in why one building would 'go up' quicker than another.
Originally Posted by babybackribs2314
That being said: the second photo here http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post426085 has the perfect photo for comparing what the two methods look like - structural steel in the background, concrete formwork in the foreground - prior to the erection of the curtain wall.
March 29th, 2013, 11:27 PM
I had to "borrow" the CEO's office for this one.
March 30th, 2013, 02:44 AM
Crabby airline hostess -
Who would have thought you could ever could have gotten people to live over there?
March 30th, 2013, 08:56 AM
Clearly smarter people than us. These guys are printing money while we slave away at whatever chump work we draw a paycheck from, eh?
March 30th, 2013, 09:07 AM
Crabby airline hostess -
At this point in my life I'm working to maintain my health benefits but yes, I see your point.
March 30th, 2013, 09:31 AM
Thankfully I'm young enough not to have the regrets of my parents (which is to say not having bought anything in NYC in the 80s when you couldn't give away an apartment above 86 on CPW). Everyone we know who did has since cashed out and is in Florida on a beach.
April 5th, 2013, 01:35 AM
April 27th, 2013, 04:54 PM
Given the construction boom all along the Hudson, I guess a lot of people want to "live over there" or as many uniformed people say, "allll the way over there".
Originally Posted by stache
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