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    Actually, I was more upset over what Derek said, which is very true, about the LPC letting so many treasures get destroyed and yet would raise such a stink over something so much less trivial.

    It's like the judge throwing the book at someone jaywalking, while slapping an axe murderer on the wrist and telling him to go home and never do it again. It's just the level of alarm that they seem to exhibit/not exhibit at the wrong times and occasions that I find so upsetting.

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    I imagine this is going to have the same massing as Morton Square.

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    454 Washington St

    Crane assembly on weekend Jan 5-6



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    Mini towers on the corners along West Street, inset at mid-block ...

    And still no renderings

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    They wanna pull a "Gehry" on us.

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    I saw the rendering on a X-mas card from Plaza Construction. You can see a very small copy of it on their website. Looks unremarkable and heavy. Also on the postcard (to the far right) there is a rendering of a pretty tall tower going up in Brooklyn...I'm thinking it's 111 Lawrence.

    http://www.plazaconstruction.com/

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    Thanks for the tip Derek. Here's what I got of that thumbnail postcard:



    By the way, 111 Lawrence St. (rightmost building) looks like it could have potential.

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    Map of North Tribeca




    Historic district

    Developed sites

    Potential sites

    1. The Hubert. New construction completed. http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4462

    2. 408 Greenwich. New construction. http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...?t=4782&page=2

    3. 92 Laight. River Lofts. New construction completed. http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...?t=3237&page=3

    4. 88 Laight. New construction. http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...?t=3237&page=3

    5. 414 Washington St. Pearline Soap Bldg. New construction. http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11717

    6. 424 Washington St. Warehouse conversion. http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3237

    7. 415 Washington St. New construction. http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...t=11717&page=2

    8. US Sugar Building. Conversion.

    9. 415 Greenwich St. Tribeca Summit. Conversion. http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=11107

    10. 4-8 Hubert. American Express. Conversion. http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...6&postcount=21

    11. 145 Hudson St. Sky Lofts. Conversion.

    12. 48 Laight St. New construction completed. http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5573

    13. 44 Laight St. Grabler Bldg. Conversion.

    14. 46 Laight. Renovation.

    15. 33 Vestry St. New construction. http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5746

    16. 50-52 Laight St. New construction.

    17. 454 Washington St. Jack Parker, New construction.

    18. Zinc. 375 Greenwich St. New construction. http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4140

    19. 471 Washington St. New construction.


    The red sites are either vacant lots or low rise postwar factories mainly used as parking garages.




    50-52 Laight St, and behind is 31-33 Vestry.


    46 Laight.
    This site is in trouble. DOB issued a stop work order for removing a wall not specified in the plans, a second violation and fine for ignoring the stop work order, and now non payment of the fine.



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    Posted: Friday, 01 February 2008 5:06PM

    Crane Collapses, Downtown Building Evacuated

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Part of a crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan causing the evacuation of a nearby building Friday afternoon.

    The incident happened on 449 Washington Street in Tribeca between Watts Street and Desbrosses Street.

    Emergency crews are on the scene.

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    Construction Crane Snaps on Washington Street

    By Nick Pinto
    POSTED FEBRUARY 1, 2008




    Construction on the 15-story residential building
    going up at 450 Washington Street came to a crashing halt on the afternoon of Feb. 1 after a massive crane snapped in half, littering the ground with debris and sending workers scurrying for safety.

    Though broken, the bulk of the crane remained aloft, like a broken twig sticking into the air.

    Police and firefighters rushed to the scene, swarming to restrict public access to the site in case more of the crane fell to earth.

    A preliminary investigation by the Buildings Department suggests the crane’s 200-foot boom snapped and doubled over on itself while attempting to lift a load of lumber that was too heavy for the crane’s capacity.

    The Buildings Department stopped all crane work on the site while safety workers attempted to remove the crane. The crane operator is expected to be issued a violation for unsafe operation of the crane.

    The site is being developed by the Jack Parker Corporation, which came before the Community Board in 2006 to seek a contentious rezoning of the area to increase allowed building height.

    Karl Sutherland was working nearby at Integrated Studios, where he is the general manager, when he heard a sharp crack.




    “I looked out the window and the crane was slowly coming down,” Sutherland said. “All the workers on the site were running away as it fell. One guy who was closest to getting hit started kissing the ground when the crane missed him.”

    Tim Kohchi, a metal worker and furniture maker who works at 450 Greenwich street, said pieces of the crane littered the streets nearly a block away after the crane fell.

    “I’ve seen them doing very irresponsible things with this crane,” Kohchi said. “Lifting whole Dumpsters with it, lifting two pallets of loose materials.

    Something like this was going to happen.”

    Kohchi said he is dismayed by this latest in a string of recent construction accidents downtown.

    “Everyone’s rushing to get their buildings up before the market collapses,” he said. “So instead, we have cranes collapsing.”

    Copyright 2008 The Tribeca Tribune

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    Rushing to get things done more quickly and now they'll be delayed even longer than they would've been had they did it more sensibly.

    Brilliant.

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    See map, #19

    471 Washington St, at Canal St.











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    ^Different.

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    Nice project.

    It's nice to see that the nice little, Federal-era buildings on the left will be saved. It's a shame that the dump on the right won't be razed or restored.

    What was there previously?


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    I don't know, but that gas station really needs to go.

    Zippy: what's that building about a block and a half south of this site? Looks like it could be a school, and from what I can tell, it's done in a style similar to the Dakota.

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