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    Cool Look at it this way.

    It will be a placeholder for a taller building in the future.

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    If the signage is truly "Spectacular" and not just big sheets of illuminated vinyl (as too many Times Square signs are these days) then it's OK by me.

    I was in TS last night and the visuals are pretty damned headspinning. More so than ever. Approaching the Square from Sixth along W 43rd is a great vista. Teater marquees in the distance and the exploding lights of the Square proper all just suck you right in.

    And then: There you are, right in the middle of it. Spectaculars in every direction.

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    This building had that great Canon red neon sign with the spiral background.

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    Thanks for the link Lofter, my question answered and more.

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    22 February 2008.


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    Is it just me? Or is Imageshack ^^ really one of the more annoying things found on the web?

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    Im with you lofter.

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    The foundation here is complete and steel has started to rise.

    W 46th Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway was closed starting at midnight this past Friday night so that the crew could erect the crane.

    Hoping to get some pics tomorrow .............

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    A stationary crane for a 4-story project? I have seen projects in the 20-story range that only used one of those parked-on-the-street, crane mobiles.

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    That block is such a cluster (fill in the blank) that I bet the DOT insisted on it.

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    I bet the new building here is just the base for massive advertising superstrucutre -- hence the need for a crane to lift all that steel up top.

    Wouldn't be surprised if the framework rises 3 - 4 times the height of the new building.

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    Damn, wish I'd made a bet ...

    From DOB for 1551 - 1553 Broadway

    Alt 2 Application:


    FILING HEREWITH FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL SUPPORT FOR SIGNS.
    FILED IN CONUNCTION WITH NEW BUILDING 110030822.
    SIGNS WILL BE FILED UNDER SEPERATE APPLICATION
    New Building Application shows it's for a a 3-story / 64' tall building.

    Sign Applicaton hasn't been filed and Steel application doesn't indicate how high the steel will rise.

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    From the rendering the steel would rise at least 200 feet tall. I wonder if one could build a 2,000 foot tall scaffold of ads under a 17,000 sq. ft. building permit.





    Looks like the building has already topped out...


    The W probably isn't thrilled that their views will be blocked ads.

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    Guests will be using those blackout curtains, that's for sure.

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