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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (8-21 to 8-26-19)
« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2019, 02:55:12 PM »
8-21-19








1-5. Stills shot during the creation/raising of one of the masts

6. A framed shot of a worker watching the mast work below

7. The red you see inside the widow is from a section of the project across the courtyard from this apartment.

8. As unhappy as I was about this building blocking my view, I wish they built it just a teeny bit taller to keep the blazing Foschini Park field lights out of my living room.



8-23-19

9. "June 10"? Maybe next year.

10. Life goes on on both sides of State St

11. Another part of a mast is put together.

12. Street side view of the Fraco mast-climbing scaffold. The entire platform moved to the top of the building by climbing the 3 masts (2 of which appear to be together from this angle).

13. Red has hit the Main St side and the Main & Ward topper is in place.

14. So here's the completed Fraco mast-climbing scaffold after the huge building-wide platform traveled up the 3 masts - each with its own motor - to the top floor. So what does it do? Sez the boss: "Guys are going to start brick work. They can put like 25 guys laying brick and move right up the building with that scaffold. They start bottom up." In reply to another question: "No idea what that monster weighs. Has to be a couple of tons."


8-24-19

15. Essentially the same as the previous shot, this was taken the next day when the sun was an an angle that caused the platform to cast a shadow across the entire 4th floor.

16,17. Carrying materials on the roof. #17 looks like the guys are headed for the Modern 1 and 2 towers in Fort Lee...............or maybe just to the houses in Teaneck.

18. Does that say "Genie" or "Ganja" on the side? Looks like a big bong.

19. This stitch shows most of the scaffold's platform, what's on the roof, the Modern 1 & 2 in Fort Lee and some of the high-rises in Cliffside Park.



8-26-19

20. I thought the mast's motor fell out, but I'm told it's a small masonry wet saw for cutting brick.


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The Fraco mast-climbing scaffold in action video (paint dries quicker)
« Reply #106 on: August 28, 2019, 04:30:00 PM »
I heard a lot of metallic moaning and groaning on August 26, 2019, and realized that it was coming from the 389 Main project - specifically, the building-wide, 5-story Fraco mast-climbing scaffold on the State St side of the project. It had been making its way down from the 5th floor with snail-like speed and I thought I should get video of this unusual sight. If I edit out all the time it stopped, it might be a speedy little vid that someone might actually want to watch.

I thought wrong.

By the time I finally got the camera and tripod set up and hit "REC", it was already down to the 4th floor. Did I miss my chance for YouTube glory?

Even after squeezing out as much dead air as I could, it still runs almost 10 minutes, so if you've got something else to do..............ANYTHING!..............do it.




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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (8-27 to most of 8-30-19)
« Reply #107 on: September 06, 2019, 04:00:19 PM »
8-27+28-19

1-4. Each day has similar shots that I've mixed for comparative reasons.



8-29-19

5. The company whose name is stuck on every window

6,7,8.  7 explains 6.

9,10. Creators of the Crimson Corner



8-30-19 (partial............continued in next post)

11. Brickwork begins.

12,13. The Crimson Half-Corner

14. I'm starting to like this as a red building. It might become the most distinctive building in town if it stayed that way

15. This man is facing the sun, which is reflecting off the section of building behind him, painting both man and machinery as red as that roll of Resisto he's carrying.

16. More brickwork on the State St side

17. Here's a sight you don't see every day.................or ever.

18. Brick dust

19. This stitch was taken toward the end of the first day of brickwork.

20. STRANGEST SHOT OF THE DAY: During my walkaround, as I approached the site while walking north on State St from Passaic St, I saw this on the dashboard of the first vehicle parked on State after the site entrance. There was no one in the vehicle and no one around........and I was TEMPTED, but...................


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (some 8-30 to 9-1-19)
« Reply #108 on: September 06, 2019, 08:42:11 PM »
8-30-19 (remainder)

1. First day of brickwork and the Fraco mast-climbing scaffold ready for second-floor work

2,3. Full building and closeup shots on the first night that I can't see through the first-floor window openings



8-31-19

4. 8-31 roof toss and 9-1 collection of roof tosses

5. The blue Genie arrives.

6. Window work has altered the angle of reflection of the building in the next image. I think it's an improvement.



9-1-19

7. This building is about 3 clocks away on River St.

8. The Ward St side of 389 Main, the First Presbyterian Church and a plane coming into Teterboro Airport

9-20. Another walkaround


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (9-3 to 9-6-19)
« Reply #109 on: September 09, 2019, 02:37:52 PM »
9-3-19

1,2. Bricks: onward and upward

3. This is when I wish my unit was 3 or 4 stories taller so I could try to figure out what he's doing.

4. (STITCH) First floor: red brick.............second floor: RED STICK

5. More cars with interesting tops/hoods/etc.



9-4-19

6,7,8. Lunchtime

9,10. A little redder + Resisto Red backing flapping in the breeze

11. No clue

12. Second floor brickwork



9-5-19

13. I thought it was some sort of mirror, but it appears to be a roof hatch cover.

14. Lifeline keeps him from being part of Main St.

15. Whatever it is, it's the first one I've seen on the roof.

16. It looks like someone lost a contact lens.

17. Getting ready to start laying brick on the Ward St side



9-6-19

18. Laying brick on Ward St. This was not an easy shot to see (or to time) without binoculars from a block away through a chain link fence to get both brick and trowel.

19. Not sure, but he might have been praying to either the trees of Teaneck or the high-rises of Cliffside Park before climbing down.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (9-7 to 9-10-19)
« Reply #110 on: September 16, 2019, 02:22:36 PM »
9-7-19

The roof is at a 6th-floor level and I shot this from my 7th-floor apartment a block away. This was the day that they finally appeared to have completed the roof construction work at the 389 Main St project and cleared it. The video demonstrates a small part of it.




The stills:

1-7. The last of the roof's Resisto Red goes up, the garbage goes down the hatch and the big leftover pieces get carried down by the basket crane.

8. The cleared roof



9-8-19

9. Vandalism?

10, 11. Red state in front, blue state in back

12. Heavy-duty window protection from.............gnats?

13. The Ward Street Brickyard



9-9-19

14,15. These are spools of electrical wire.


 
9-10-19

16. Why State St was closed that morning

17. Roofing leftovers (see 9-7) being carted away

18. The final Resisto Red hang-up on the State Street side?

19. First floor brickwork stitch


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