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chris08876 Jul 1, 2015 8:53 PM

Workers strike at Hudson Yards and other sites around the city due to a labor dispute

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Construction partially ground to a halt at an estimated 30 major sites across the city Wednesday morning after a group of concrete workers went on strike. Among the stalled sites are the Related Companies' massive Hudson Yards project and Time Equities' 50 West St. condo tower. The workers belong to a union umbrella group called the New York City District Council of Carpenters.

At midnight this morning, a collective bargaining agreement ran out between the council of carpenters and a trade organization called the Cement League. The league is made up of contractors that erect the concrete skeletons for high-rise buildings and hire district council workers for part of that job under a collective contract.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the two sides were still at loggerheads.

"We want a contract that is fair for both parties," a council spokeswoman said.

The league countered that the union group walked away from the bargaining table.

"We were told to take it or leave it," said Michael Salgo, executive director of the Cement League. "And it wasn’t a good enough deal to take."

In recent years, nonunion construction shops have been gaining market share in New York City, especially in smaller residential projects that were traditionally dominated by organized labor. Many developers cite costs that are about 30% higher when using union labor on a construction job.

The Cement League alleges that many of the protests—which included large banners, bagpipes and even a large drum emblazoned with the union group’s iconography—were taking place in violation of separate, site-specific contracts that forbid workers from striking.

The district council claimed that the strikes were only happening on jobs that are not governed by so-called Project Labor Agreements (and noted that the drum and bagpipes were deployed on such a strike). In addition, it does not condone walking off job sites in violation of contracts, according to the district council spokeswoman.

But Hudson Yards is governed by such an agreement, as is the 50 West St. residential project downtown. Both were strike sites Wednesday morning.

The last time concrete workers went on strike and opposed the Cement League was in October 2013.
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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...workers-strike

chris08876 Jul 7, 2015 7:52 PM

Work has resumed. Strike lasted for three days.

chris08876 Jul 22, 2015 9:17 PM

A Garden Will Grow With Fans, Concrete, Coolant and 28,000 Plants

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Though the 4.5-acre Public Square will look like a garden when it is finished in late 2018 (according to the current timetable), it will actually be the roof of a working rail yard — not the greatest place for plants.

The soil and roots, the cooling system for the roots, the water supply and storage, storm drainage, ventilation for the rail yard and the utilities and sewage lines needed by the buildings around the square must be compacted into a layer of the roof ranging from 18 inches to seven feet.

“All the things we put into the ground without thinking, we have to sandwich here,” said Thomas L. Woltz, principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, designers of the square. “We went through a lot of acrobatics to get a healthy, long-living horticulture.”

Construction began in 2012. Today, 10 Hudson Yards, a 52-story office tower at 10th Avenue and 30th Street, is nearing completion. An abutting shopping mall, anchored by Neiman Marcus, is well underway. And a 92-story skyscraper, 30 Hudson Yards, is starting to emerge at 33rd Street.

Four other towers, a retail pavilion, an information kiosk and a performance space called the Culture Shed are to complete the 11-million-square-foot project on and around the east half of the Caemmerer yard.

The yard is being spanned by a $750 million, 10-acre, steel-and-concrete platform, which was designed and engineered by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Thornton Tomasetti, as were 10 and 30 Hudson Yards.

The Public Square will be the southern extension of the Hudson Park and Boulevard, a new swath of green space from 10th to 11th Avenue, north of 33rd Street, in which the new No. 7 subway station sits.

Going into the Hudson Yards project, Mr. Woltz said, he knew there would be constraints. “This was never going to be a lush chunk of Central Park dropped into the West Side,” he said. “We have no soil.”

What they had were 234 reinforced-concrete columns, called caissons, that were threaded down to bedrock around the tracks and, in some places, around Amtrak and New Jersey Transit tunnels below the Long Island Rail Road yard.

Steel columns atop the caissons support deep trusses on which the platform is being built. As a rule, there is a clearance of about 16 feet between the tops of the rail cars and the bottom of the platform.

The first layer of the platform will be a six-foot-high empty space known as a plenum, through which fresh air will be propelled by 15 powerful fans at 45 miles an hour to ventilate and cool the rail yard. Hot-air exhaust stacks will be built into the retail pavilion and information kiosk.

Above the plenum, in some areas, will be a two-and-a-half-foot-deep, 60,000-gallon collection tank to store rainwater. This, in turn, will be used to irrigate 225 trees and 28,000 plants.

The trees and plants will sit in beds that are 18 inches to four feet deep, isolated from the heat below by concrete slabs threaded with conduits carrying glycol coolant, not unlike the base of an ice-skating rink.

The chief material under the paving will be what is called sand-based structural soil. Around the plantings, it will be supplemented with nutrients, compost, mulch and a biological crust, including lichen, fungi and algae.

The Public Square might be likened, in small scale, to Riverside Park and Park Avenue, both of which span active railroad lines.

Noting the similarities, Michael M. Samuelian, a vice president of Related who is overseeing the creation of the square, said, “We’re providing intensive engineering for what will be invisible to the public.”
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/ny...s&emc=rss&_r=0

sparkling Aug 4, 2015 8:16 PM

Chetrit Group moving forward with Hudson Yards development
Company takes site off the market, recapitalizes with $60 million loan

August 04, 2015
Rich Bockmann

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The Chetrit Group landed a $60 million acquisition loan for its Hudson Yards development site, and is renewing plans to develop the property it had put on the market earlier this year.

Brothers Joseph and Meyer Chetrit closed on the loan last week, which covers acquisition and pre-development costs for the site, which the company purchased in 2012.

The Bank of Ozarks provided the financing, which was arranged by Adi Chugh’s Maverick Capital Partners.

The developers paid $26.5 million three years ago to acquire 541-545 West 37th Street, and an additional $29 million for building bonuses available to projects in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.The development site runs between 37th and 38th streets east of Eleventh Avenue and can accommodate a building of up to 373,000 square feet.

The Chetrit Group is considering an ultraluxury hotel for the Sony Building at 550 Madison Avenue, the New York Post reported in June. The Sony Building is also the home of a record $150 million penthouse listing.

- See more at: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/08/....QxdwyGIp.dpuf

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Vertical_Gotham Aug 7, 2015 8:29 PM

Good news! Hopefully a re-zoning is successful. Just glad that the days are numbered for that hot garbage.

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Lalezarian pays $1,200 psf for West Chelsea site Developer betting big on rezoning of
http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/08/...elopment-site/


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Residential developer Kevin Lalezarian paid an eye-popping $1,200 per-square-foot for a West Chelsea development site on the High Line where — for at least the time being — he can’t build a single apartment.

The builder is betting big that the city will rezone the property at 606 West 30th Street. The site sits on one of the few blocks in a booming neighborhood that remains under a restrictive manufacturing zoning, which permits only some retail and small service and repair shops.

Lalezarian Properties paid $36 million, or roughly $1,200 per square foot, to buy the plot from the family of late real estate investor Anita Butensky Katzman, who died in 2009. Cushman & Wakefield’s Bob Knakal represented the sellers, and Bruce Bartell negotiated the deal on behalf of Lalezarian.

The developer could not be immediately reached for comment.

Under the current zoning, the developer is only able raise a building of roughly 30,000 square feet as-of-right. That’s a stark contrast to nearby blocks where sky-scraping apartment towers have risen in recent years behind the backdrop of transformative projects like Related’s Hudson Yards and the High Line.

Last year, as the third and final section of the High Line opened to run past the block, the Department of City Planning said it was looking at rezoning the area. Jeff Levine’s Douglaston Development is reportedly in negotiations to acquire a land lease on a handful of properties surrounding Lalezarian’s site. The price of the lease would depend on how much Levine could build following a rezoning.

Lalezarian, who is on the board of governors at the Real Estate Board of New York and based out of Lake Success on Long Island, is particularly active in the area.

His company is constructing a trio of rental buildings on the High Line at Tenth Avenue, including a 35-story tower that will rival the height of Related’s Abington House just to the north. In Hudson Yards, the company is building a residential/office/retail building on West 36th Street.

C. Aug 8, 2015 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by antinimby (Post 6901168)
And we know that you can't put a bunch of affordable units together in one place because they end up having the same problems like we've seen with housing projects. They need mixed income and market rates interdispersed with the affordable units. They also need to make it true mixed use including office, retail and entertainment, otherwise it'll just be a sterile bedroom community that only residents go back to at night.

Bravo! At most 50, 60, or 70 percent affordable. The rest must be market rate. 100% affordable buildings just creates income segregation. Mixed income is the way we should go!

JR Ewing Aug 9, 2015 1:41 PM

Poor people should move to Poughkepsie. There's no birthright to live in Manhattan.

jamesinclair Aug 10, 2015 2:41 AM

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Originally Posted by JR Ewing (Post 7123136)
Poor people should move to Poughkepsie. There's no birthright to live in Manhattan.

I guess youll be going to poughkepsie to buy bagels and get your clothes dry cleaned?

JR Ewing Aug 10, 2015 2:55 AM

People who work in bagel shops live in the Bronx, Queens, SI, etc. -- not Manhattan. I work in Manhattan too, but I don't live there and haven't for many years.

RobEss Aug 13, 2015 3:16 PM

Here's a question that's been on my mind for a while:

What's going to become of the highly trafficked curbside bus terminals,namely BoltBus and Megabus based on 33rd and 34th street? They're pretty bare bones, essentially just long lines catered by a few food carts, but I'm sure thousands of people go through there daily.

I can't picture them continuing to route doubledecker buses through what will eventually be a residential neighborhood. Will they finally construct a physical terminal somewhere else? Thoughts, insights or opinions?

jamesinclair Aug 18, 2015 2:06 AM

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Originally Posted by JR Ewing (Post 7123715)
People who work in bagel shops live in the Bronx, Queens, SI, etc. -- not Manhattan. I work in Manhattan too, but I don't live there and haven't for many years.

Dont be so ignorant. Stop by Chinatown some time. Or Harlem.

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Originally Posted by RobEss (Post 7127951)
Here's a question that's been on my mind for a while:

What's going to become of the highly trafficked curbside bus terminals,namely BoltBus and Megabus based on 33rd and 34th street? They're pretty bare bones, essentially just long lines catered by a few food carts, but I'm sure thousands of people go through there daily.

I can't picture them continuing to route doubledecker buses through what will eventually be a residential neighborhood. Will they finally construct a physical terminal somewhere else? Thoughts, insights or opinions?

Theres literally no plan.

There are some fan proposals to create a bus terminal inside the post office building across from penn station, as the lower level used to fit semi trucks.

Instead theyre making it an amtrak waiting room.

BStyles Aug 22, 2015 3:00 PM

The curbside buses remain cheap for the simple reason being that they have no contractual agreement with any of the major bus terminals to stop there. Giving them an actual terminal would mean schedules, fare increases, building maintenance/rent costs, etc.

The latter half of the post office is to remain part of the post office until further notice. Mass transit by commuter rail seriously needs help in midtown more than the need for buses.

RobEss Aug 23, 2015 7:49 PM

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Originally Posted by BStyles (Post 7138615)
Mass transit by commuter rail seriously needs help in midtown more than the need for buses.

Point stands, though - where will the buses go? For most people (especially young'uns like myself), the rail and air system is far too expensive for a trip to Boston, Washington, Chicago, etc. and will likely remain so. At the time of writing this, a 3 AM Amtrak ticket (coach) from NY to DC will set you back nearly 150 dollars, with the price rising significantly during more amenable hours.

I can't afford to take a train every time I commute from NY to Baltimore - the buses are the only reasonable means of transportation for me and thousands of others. I'll be interested to see where they get punted too next.

mrnyc Aug 28, 2015 6:46 PM

it's a sea of cranes

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mrnyc Aug 28, 2015 6:55 PM

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Originally Posted by RobEss (Post 7139489)
Point stands, though - where will the buses go? For most people (especially young'uns like myself), the rail and air system is far too expensive for a trip to Boston, Washington, Chicago, etc. and will likely remain so. At the time of writing this, a 3 AM Amtrak ticket (coach) from NY to DC will set you back nearly 150 dollars, with the price rising significantly during more amenable hours.

I can't afford to take a train every time I commute from NY to Baltimore - the buses are the only reasonable means of transportation for me and thousands of others. I'll be interested to see where they get punted too next.

yeah i wonder about that - its an important service.

i notice the bumped out sanitation trucks are now lined up down 11th ave and across w29th & w28th sts. that cant last long. i think they are supposed to move down to that new garage in hudson sq on spring & the westside hwy.

JR Ewing Aug 29, 2015 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 7145902)
yeah i wonder about that - its an important service.

i notice the bumped out sanitation trucks are now lined up down 11th ave and across w29th & w28th sts. that cant last long. i think they are supposed to move down to that new garage in hudson sq on spring & the westside hwy.

Buses to NYC should start and stop in Seacaucus and riders should ride the PATH into Manhattan.

jamesinclair Aug 30, 2015 1:13 AM

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Originally Posted by BStyles (Post 7138615)
The curbside buses remain cheap for the simple reason being that they have no contractual agreement with any of the major bus terminals to stop there. Giving them an actual terminal would mean schedules, fare increases, building maintenance/rent costs, etc.

The latter half of the post office is to remain part of the post office until further notice. Mass transit by commuter rail seriously needs help in midtown more than the need for buses.

Except they stop in terminals in DC and Boston. They dont in NYC simply because theres no where to stop.

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Originally Posted by JR Ewing (Post 7147088)
Buses to NYC should start and stop in Seacaucus and riders should ride the PATH into Manhattan.

Thats a poor idea. Youre forcing transit customers to make an inconvenient transfer, why, to protect single automobile capacity?

Shwayze1994 Aug 31, 2015 6:14 PM

I saw on instagram that they're putting up the culture shed.

RobEss Sep 1, 2015 1:00 AM

^ Found a photo. Credit to this photographer.

Also found a more recent video.

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mrnyc Sep 30, 2015 12:49 AM

i took a bunch of pics - so here is a ride to the new hudson yards 7 train station a couple days after it opened :tup:


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Busy Bee Sep 30, 2015 1:41 AM

So there's going to be a second Subway entrance/exit?

mrnyc Sep 30, 2015 3:21 AM

^ yes of course. no way would one be a good idea. the second one is just to the north.

Eidolon Oct 16, 2015 4:38 PM

Tour Amtrak's Future Tunnels Beneath Hudson Yards
Thursday, October 15, 2015,
by Evan Bindelglass

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Eventually, these shells will hold actual rail tunnels for the Gateway Project, as its called. The project will create new tubes under the river for both Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains. Additionally, NJ Transit's board voted Wednesday to go ahead with an environmental impact study that would be necessary for the project, according to The Record.

In recent months, officials have been trying to speed up the project. This month, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said officials are "taking important initial steps to accelerate long-stalled plans." In September, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie asked the federal government to split the cost of the $20 billion project. The project could be complete by 2028.
They also have a video.

Design-mind Nov 1, 2015 10:38 PM

A few more of the 34 Street - Hudson Yards Subway Station.
All photos by John Hill.
http://archidose.blogspot.ca


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mrnyc Nov 7, 2015 9:16 AM

yesterday -- construction troops hard at work in crane village


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mrnyc Nov 7, 2015 9:23 AM

and on the sw side of 11th avenue -- i think its the amtrak tunnel pit (???)

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chris08876 Dec 31, 2015 3:29 AM

Will eventually be developed. :D
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mrnyc Jan 8, 2016 6:53 PM

certainly related to hudson yards is a fresh $1B being poured into the javits convention center to expand and renovate it -- i guess it ain't moving to queens after all:


Cuomo Announces $1 Billion Expansion for Javits Center

By CHARLES V. BAGLIJAN. 7, 2016


On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took another crack at it, unveiling a $1 billion expansion that would create more than one million square feet of event space and New York City’s largest ballroom at the six-block-long complex, which stretches from 34th to 40th Street. An airy glass addition at the northern end of the center would provide meeting rooms, new exhibition halls and outdoor space for conventioneers.

Under the plan, Javits North, a semipermanent structure currently anchoring the center’s 40th Street end, would eventually be demolished and replaced with a four-level garage for tractor-trailers bringing in displays and other equipment.


more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/ny...r.html?_r=0and itr t

HeightsRising Jan 10, 2016 8:42 PM

....it looks like the mechanical unit air openings might be well integrated for once, into a building facade! Wild......and too bad 1WTC didn't get this same approach!!


-Mark Self
http://heightscalling.blogspot.com/

chris08876 Jan 19, 2016 11:53 PM

Just a review of whats in store. Also, 50 Hudson may actually be over 3 million square feet.

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mrnyc Feb 9, 2016 12:09 PM

ingels 1000ft'r:



Hudson Yards tower will be a twist on the classic skyscraper

GERSH KUNTZMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
02/08/2016 10:10 AM ET


The illuminated rings on the 1,005-foot tower will be impressive at night, says its designer.

It’s where the High Line meets the skyline.

Builders of the Hudson Yards project unveiled a truly twisted idea for the under-construction neighborhood on the far west side: a 1,005-foot tower called the Spiral.

The name refers to a twisting ring of landscaped terraces that define the tower and, its designer hopes, link it directly to the northern terminus of the High Line greenway.


more:
http://m.nydailynews.com/life-style/...icle-1.2523975

chris08876 Jul 20, 2016 9:58 PM

Phase 1 u/c:

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chris08876 Jul 21, 2016 12:54 AM

Hudson Yards Construction - December 2012 through May 2016


chris08876 Aug 1, 2016 2:01 AM

Shed Fly Through Animation


chris08876 Aug 7, 2016 6:54 PM

Video Link

chris08876 Aug 25, 2016 12:48 AM

General Area:

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volguus zildrohar Aug 25, 2016 1:59 AM

This is enough to get me to swing back up there for a visit.

jsbrook Sep 14, 2016 4:29 PM

I'm not yet sure what I think of "the Vessel."

chris08876 Sep 15, 2016 9:49 PM

Looking east towards the Hudson Yards mega development with the towers of 55, 35, 30, 15, and 10 Hudson Yards rising (left to right).

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NYguy Jan 31, 2017 11:31 PM

https://therealdeal.com/2017/01/31/s...its-expansion/

State taps Lendlease, Turner Construction for Javits expansion
1.2M SF project expected to cost $1.55B



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January 31, 2017


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The state entity that controls the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center selected Lendlease and Turner Construction to develop the exhibition hall’s 1.2 million-square-foot expansion.

The directors of the New York Convention Center Development Corporation Tuesday chose the partnership as the design-builder of the project, which is expected to cost $1.55 billion, the Commercial Observer reported.

Lendlease and Turner beat out a consortium of Skanska USA, HOK and STV in the final selection round for the job based on their ability to meet the project’s technical requirements such as scheduling and design, according to convention center committee president Sarah Saint-Amand.

They also came in with a bid $26 million lower than the one Skanska proposed.

According to a presentation made ahead of the vote Tuesday, the development group is eligible for a bonus of up to $12 million if the project is completed ahead of its 46-month schedule.

New York state, which owns the convention center, has already set side $1 billion pay for the majority of the project. Bonds that the government issued in 2015 and 2016 will cover the remaining $550 million.

Following a $460 million renovation to the Javits Center between 2009 and 2014, state officials explored building a new, larger center in Queens. But in January 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he intended to expand the current facility.

“With a recent renovation and a rapidly changing West Side neighborhood, there has never been better time to visit the Javits Center, and this new project will showcase our spaces to new audiences for generations to come,” Alan Steel, CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, wrote in a statement.

Eidolon Jan 31, 2017 11:57 PM

Shame they didn't decide to demolish this clunker, now we will be stuck with this undersized convention center for at least a decade more.

NYguy Feb 1, 2017 2:04 AM

Yeah, they could have gone for something larger, but it is what it is.


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chris08876 Feb 11, 2017 2:11 PM

Just a site orientation

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chris08876 Feb 27, 2017 2:27 AM

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mrnyc Mar 14, 2017 8:20 PM

yesterday

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streetscaper Mar 14, 2017 11:35 PM

Nice!

streetscaper Apr 10, 2017 11:24 AM

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chris08876 Apr 24, 2017 12:47 AM

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Zerton Apr 25, 2017 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 7329150)


The name refers to a twisting ring of landscaped terraces that define the tower and, its designer hopes, link it directly to the northern terminus of the High Line greenway.


I know that the city was really averse to connecting the high line directly to any private properties.

streetscaper Apr 27, 2017 1:12 AM

From Jersey this past weekend by me

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