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    Seeing as how this development has not yet cleared the legal hurdles which would allow for units to be sold the price per sf is moot.

    Pier 40 redevelopment remains up in the air.

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    January 9, 2008 - From the "rear" of the Trump SoHo () :



    SMurphy109

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    yeah, that shot CRACKS me up everytime i see it.

    reminds me of something that makes my skin crawl. has anyone seen the ads for this building that feature trump's daughter as a sex symbol. wtf is up with this family?

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    hails from the isle of Lesbos. Whee!

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    Seems like Trump's daughter is the new face of the company, replacing her Dad. A mild improvement I say! Skip intro and you'll see what I mean: http://www.trumpchicago.com/

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    This building is now prominant on the skyline from the Brooklyn side of the East River.

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    very prominent - it's basically all alone when viewed from various vantage points in brooklyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynLove View Post
    yeah, that shot CRACKS me up....
    Good one! That's hilarious!

    She has an amazing rear.

    As for your comments re: Ivanka, I wish that she would pose for Playboy. She is HOT!

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    Posted: Monday, 14 January 2008 2:18PM

    Worker Reportedly Killed in Scaffolding Collapse at Trump SoHo

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A worker was reportedly killed in a scaffold collapse at the Trump SoHo hotel and condos Monday afternoon.

    The accident happened at 246 Spring St near 6th Avenue in Manhattan at about 1:50 p.m.
    According to reports, the worker fell after the scaffolding he was working on gave way. Emergency crews are at the scene.

    The building is 45 stories tall and under construction.

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    Worker Is Killed in Accident at Trump SoHo Tower


    An injured worker was lowered from the site of a construction accident at the Trump SoHo hotel and condominium tower. A second worker was killed after he fell at least 30 feet, according to police estimates. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    Updated, 3:48 p.m. | A construction worker was killed in a fall this afternoon after a corner of the Trump SoHo hotel and condominium tower under construction in Manhattan was sheared off, city officials said. The 46-story building has been a persistent source of controversy, with community groups complaining about its size and proposed use.
    It was unclear how far the dead worker fell, but initial police estimates said the distance was at least 30 feet. A second worker fell several stories into some netting, and was rescued, with injuries. The collapse occurred at 1:52 p.m. at the hotel and tower, at 246 Spring Street near Varick Street, west of the heart of SoHo. Witnesses reported that a large number of firefighters and emergency medical workers converged on the area, as did police officers from the First Precinct.
    The company managing construction at the site, Bovis Lend Lease, is the same company that oversaw demolition of the former Deutsche Bank building in Lower Manhattan, where two firefighters were killed in August in a blaze that swept through the contaminated structure.
    The 46-story Trump SoHo tower is being developed by the Trump Organization, the Bayrock Group and the Sapir Organization.
    Last month, The New York Times reported that an employee of the Bayrock Group who is involved in the project, Felix H. Sater, was accused by federal authorities in 1998 of money laundering and stock manipulation in a federal complaint that remains under seal. A subsequent indictment in 2000 stemming from the same investigation described Mr. Sater as an “unindicted co-conspirator” and an important figure in a $40 million scheme involving 19 stockbrokers and organized crime figures from four Mafia families. The indictment asserted that Mr. Sater helped create fraudulent stock brokerages that were used to defraud investors and launder money.
    Mr. Sater and his lawyer, Judd Burstein, repeatedly refused to discuss in detail his role in the stock scheme. Mr. Sater now spells his last name Satter, he said, in an attempt to distance himself from the past. Neither Bayrock nor Mr. Trump has been accused of wrongdoing.
    In September, Mr. Trump and his three children held a news conference at the tower to announce details of the project, even as dozens of opponents gathered outside in protest, holding up placards that read “Dump the Trump” and “Don’t Comb Over Here.”
    The building will include 400 apartments priced at more than $3,000 per square foot; those apartments will range from 425 square-foot studios to suites of more than 10,000 square feet. Owners will be permitted to live in those apartments for 120 days out of the year, or 29 days out of any consecutive 36 days; when not living there, owners will be able to rent out their apartments.
    As Rob Walker noted in The Times Magazine in October, SoHo long ago shed its reputation as a scruffy haven for artists. The project is being cast as “the downtowning of Trump,” Mr. Walker wrote.
    A coalition of public officials and community groups have opposed the project, including several state and city lawmakers, the Municipal Art Society and four Community Boards in Manhattan.
    “Once the city issued the building permit, the only recourse was to take the city to court, and that is in process,” said Andrew Berman, executive director of one of the groups, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which has argued that the zoning for the site does not permit a hotel-condominium, an interpretation the city has disagreed with. “Neighbors have commented on the phenomenal pace of construction, which some speculated was an attempt to head off the legal challenge. People were amazed at how quickly the construction seemed to go. So tragically, in some ways this is not surprising.”
    The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals, where the appeal of the Buildings Department’s decision was filed, has not yet set a hearing date, Mr. Berman said. “The city has seemed to do everything in its power to shepherd this through and put the brake on community challenges.”
    Aurora Kessler, a spokeswoman for the Trump SoHo project, referred a request for comment to Mary Costello, a spokeswoman for Bovis Lend Lease, which has been handling construction at the site. Ms. Costello has not yet responded to a phone message.
    Charles V. Bagli, Al Baker and Mathew R. Warren contributed reporting.

    Emergency workers took the injured worker to an awaiting ambulance. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Not a good thing to see happen at all.

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    Drudge Report

    ...is linking to stories at WNBC..

    One Dead In Accident At Trump SoHo Tower
    Three Workers Injured
    http://www.wnbc.com/news/15045924/de...l?dl=mainclick

    ...and WCBS:

    Dead After Crane Collapse At Trump SoHo Site
    Crane, Concrete Beams Fall, Send Worker 40 Stories Onto Street
    http://wcbstv.com/local/scaffold.col....2.629412.html

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    From the New York Observer:

    UPDATE 7:31 p.m.
    Here's the media report from the Department of Buildings about the accident, which killed one and injured two workers from DiFama Concrete, a subcontractor for Bovis Lend Lease:
    Earlier today, Buildings inspectors and forensic engineers responded to emergency calls regarding a construction accident at 246 Spring Street in Manhattan.

    Preliminary reports indicate the concrete formwork on the 42nd floor failed, leading to part of the formwork collapsing onto the 40th floor. Buildings forensic engineers have determined the new building under construction is not in danger of further collapse and the crane at the site is stable.

    Buildings forensic engineers are conducting interviews and assessing the construction site to determine the exact cause of the partial collapse.

    The Buildings Department is vacating the top two floors of two neighboring buildings, 145 and 155 6th Avenue, as a safety precaution. The vacate orders will remain in effect until the general contractor at 246 Spring Street, Bovis Lend Lease, makes the construction site safe.

    The Buildings Department has issued a Stop Work Order for all construction operations at 246 Spring Street. The Stop Work Order does not apply to remedial work required to make the site safe, such as securing loose materials on the upper floors of the building. The Stop Work Order for all construction operations will remain in effect until the general contractor demonstrates to the Buildings Department that work can continue in a safe and compliant manner.

    In response to today’s incident, the Buildings Department is issuing at least four violations to Bovis Lend Lease for the following conditions:

    • Failure to safeguard the public and property.
    • Failure to maintain adequate housekeeping.
    • Failure to provide a fire escape hatch.
    • Failure to provide adequate fire extinguishers.

    Additional violations may be issued as the investigation continues.

    Today’s incident occurred at the site of the proposed 42-story Trump SoHo hotel condominium project. The building is currently built to the 42nd story.

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    It is tragic, but I want to bitch lap the reporters yakking up that a worker "fell 46 stories." Get the friggin facts.

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    Default what happens when you use unions

    Sounds like Bovis has a preference for using union labor. Unfortunately, labor unions and organized crime are closely related. The NYT story indicates DiFama has links to organized crime, just like the Deutche sub contractor.

    We need laws that limit unions in New York City. They'be become vehicles for organized crime, and in some cases, vehicles for excluding qualified immigrants from working on projects like this. And I think we should ban Bovis from working in the city based on their poor judgement twice in a row. That will get the attention of other contractors.

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