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Lecom Aug 5, 2008 10:37 PM

I'm pretty sure it's in early site prep stages, if anything. That's what Scruffy said has been happening there in July, and there hasn't been enough time for them to do anything serious since then. I asked him if we should go check it out and he said it's not worth the bother.

Scruffy Aug 6, 2008 11:35 AM

All the work being done at the site right now is for the 7 train extension. They haven't begun excavating for the tower foundations yet

America 117 Aug 10, 2008 9:16 PM

I still love this tower anything new on it?

Scruffy Sep 6, 2008 4:08 AM

same. went by there today for pics. still only working on the subway line. Don't think they can start the tower until thats done.

Scruffy Sep 6, 2008 4:49 PM

talked to workers yesterday. Still only working on the subway. Afterwards they will start to dig the foundations for the tower. I don't know when that will start
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z...a/DSC07358.jpg

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scalziand Sep 6, 2008 9:24 PM

They need those cranes for the subway?

Scruffy Sep 7, 2008 2:46 AM

There is a big hole that the cranes are next to. They are dropping stuff down the hole

NYguy Nov 21, 2008 2:34 AM

That 7 line extension is critical to development in the area, so here's the update from the MTA...
http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/construction.htm

The Girasole site:

34th Street Station Site

http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image021.jpg
Access shaft constructed at 35th Street and 11th Avenue for excavation of the 34th Street Station cavern.


http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/south.jpg_http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/north.jpg
Looking south and north


http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image025.jpg
Rock anchor installation, 34th Street Station cavern.


http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image026.jpg
34th Street Station ventilation and emergency exit shaft at 36th Street and 11th Avenue.


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Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Launch Site

http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image003.jpg
Excavation of TBM launching chamber using drill and blasting (looking west).


http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image005.jpg
Shaft constructed at 26th Street and 11th Avenue to provide access point for TBM operations.


http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image015.jpg
Construction of temporary power sub-station for future TBM operations.

http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image016.jpg
TBM starter tunnels - north and south tubes (looking north).

Antares41 Nov 21, 2008 2:45 AM

^Those are amazing pictures. Didn't realize work had progress that far.

America 117 Nov 22, 2008 3:37 AM

So this is how they make a subway..... AWESOME!!!

NYC2ATX Nov 22, 2008 8:42 AM

ssssssssssssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NYC4Life Nov 23, 2008 2:25 AM

This tower depends so much on the 7 Line extension. Could be at least several years before the Girasole itself begins construction.

NYguy Nov 23, 2008 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYC4Life (Post 3929142)
This tower depends so much on the 7 Line extension. Could be at least several years before the Girasole itself begins construction.

Could be, but for other reasons. The station itself doesn't have to be completed before work begins on the tower - if its built in current form at all. My only problem with the 7 line extension is that they were supposed to build a station below Related's 42nd Street tower (now under construction) and everyone backed away from that. I think they even backed away from a compromised plan, in which they were just going to build the "shell", and complete the station later.

Jibba Nov 23, 2008 9:53 PM

Rendering looks nice--solid tower. If executed well this could end up being quite elegant.

NYguy Nov 24, 2008 1:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jibba (Post 3930216)
Rendering looks nice--solid tower. If executed well this could end up being quite elegant.

Could be nice, but I always forget this is a mixed-use tower. Still, hoping we get a chance for a nicer design. This tower is very similar to the WPC in that both towers will have direct connections to the new 34th St subway station (the extended 7 line). Some earlier planning before construction began...

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/106260552/large.jpg

drew11 May 26, 2009 5:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 3925593)
http://www.mta.info/capconstr/7ext/images/image016.jpg
TBM starter tunnels - north and south tubes (looking north).

Wow, that is alot more complicated than I thought it would be. It's amazing how much manpower and machines are required to make a subway.

Tranquility May 29, 2009 9:29 PM

those underground pictures remind me of the video game, Gears of War. Pretty cool stuff :tup:

THE BIG APPLE Jun 6, 2009 8:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drew11 (Post 4269674)
Wow, that is alot more complicated than I thought it would be. It's amazing how much manpower and machines are required to make a subway.

And this is in the 21st century, imagine when the subway was first built in 1907.

NYguy Aug 10, 2009 11:33 PM

http://www.fxfowle.com/projects/mixe...-boulevard.php

3 Hudson Boulevard
New York, NY

Client: The Moinian Group
Completion: 2013
Area: 1,600,000 sf

Situated in the Hudson Yards District, 3 Hudson Boulevard will be an icon of green architecture. From its sky gardens to the reaches of the new Hudson Boulevard Park, this 1.6 million square foot tower will be surrounded by green. It will offer unparalleled views over the Hudson River Park, the High Line, and the new Hudson Rail Yards development as it soars over 1,000 feet high. This solar power-generating tower will set new standards for mixed–use development by uniting premium corporate offices and the most exclusive residences with the state-of-the-art environmentally sustainable design. The project is targeted for a LEED Platinum Rating.

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Taken from the FXFowle website...

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Lecom Aug 11, 2009 2:25 PM

Exciting updates. The groundworks are especially amazing considering they're digging those caverns right under Midtown Manhattan's greater area.


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