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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (10-20-18 to 10-24-18)
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2018, 03:01:40 PM »
10-20-18

Saturday morning concrete


10-21-18

Sunday perimeter shoot, including fence left open on Ward St


10-22-18

Sequence I: pick up, carry, dump from high up


10-23-18


Sparks fly.


10-24-18

Sequence II: jackhammer big pieces, dump smaller pieces


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (10-25-18 to 10-29-18)
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2018, 04:40:36 PM »
10-25-18

Piles & Pipes, dusty dump, caught between the 165 (local) and a stony grave


10-26-18

1. Dirt, metal, stone closeup

2. Looks like a busted tailpipe.

3. No idea what this is.

4,5,6. The crew and the metal grave wait for the concrete truck.

7. Dirt, metal, stone side view

8,9. ART on a construction site!

10,11. The concrete finally arrives.


10-28-18

The river, the metal, the mudhole


10-29-18

1. CAThammering more big concrete chunks

2. Ships in the night day


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (10-31-18 to 11-18-18)
« Reply #62 on: November 19, 2018, 02:30:10 PM »
10-31-18 and 11-1-18

1,2. Gettin' serious on the garage part of the project.


11-4-18

3-7. The Sunday walkaround: when I can shoot things that I can't shoot (or see) from home.


11-7-18

8. I see this man fairly often, riding by slowly and surveying the scene.


11-10,11,15-18

9, 10, 11. Steel girders will soon arrive to fill in all the ground openings


11-16-18

12. Our little nor'easter


11-17-18

13. Washing the mud off his boots after work before getting into someone's vehicle for the ride home


11-18-18

14-20. Another Sunday walkaround


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (11-20-18 to 12-10-18)
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2018, 06:15:14 PM »
11-20-18 (2)


11-21-18 (1)

After taking a bucket of concrete from the tub, he pours it into the concrete blocks.


11-22-18 (3)


11-24-18 (1)


11-27-18 (1)


11-28-18 (1)


12-1-18 (3)

Drops off two, picks up one and cleans muddy track marks off the street.


12-4-18 (1)

Backing a load of steel beams onto the site (1 of 3 loads that day)


12-7-18 (1)

The biggest crane yet for this project - 110 tons - joins the 3 loads of steel beams. which will horizontally connect those standing beams on the left beginning in 3 days.


12-9-18 (2)

1. My Sunday walkaround: Closeup of the unextended crane and...

2. a photostitch that includes the 3 beamloads, the crane and the to-be-connected vertical beams.


12-10-18 (4)

1. The fully-extended crane has just unloaded the 3 beamloads and placed them on the ground in neat piles.

2. The on-site side view

3,4. The first beam gets placed and the second one arrives.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2018, 06:36:01 PM »
Ever give any thought to renaming this development  the 389 Main Street project rather than the 389 Main Street rehab project since the word rehab certainly does not apply to this new construction project .
Just a thought  in terms of accuracy.

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2018, 07:31:34 PM »
If I had to guess, I'd say it's because all of these projects are in the rehabilitation zone declared by the city in 2011 (see http://www.hackensacknow.org/index.php/topic,2008.0.html).

Perhaps the Editor can flesh that out.



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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project
« Reply #66 on: December 17, 2018, 03:00:16 PM »
12-11-18 (1-9)

This was fun, sitting in my living room and taking pictures of huge steel beams flying over the 389 Main St project - sometimes 3 at a time - courtesy of the massive 110-ton crane and then seeing the workers become beam-walkers. The fifth shot looks like a DWI test.


12-12-18 (10-20)

But what I really wanted to shoot was the flying beams from on-site and on the sun side, so I did that on this day right after shooting brick walls being knocked down just up the street at the Holman's/435 Main Site. It was like when I used to shoot heavy metal shows 30 years ago - lots of  noise, lots of "danger".

Every once in a while, I like to try to see if I still have my concert timing. I noticed (next-to-last shot) that the worker was catching something small thrown from below multiple times. In the last shot, I zoomed in and you can see exactly what it was.

Timing intact!


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2019, 02:00:13 PM »
It's been pretty slow lately, what with the holidays, the weather and who knows what else, so the scene hasn't changed a whole lot. I had expected to lose my river view by now, so I'm thankful for the extra time and river photo ops.


12-14-18 (2) Dumping gravel and sparking the beams

12-19-18 (2) Except for the Cats, these scenes haven't changed in almost a month.

12-23-18 (6) Last burst of activity in 2018 (I hope the building stands up better than its sign did.)

1-2-19 (first 4 pix) Starting the year right by closing Main St to dig up the road and install sewer pipe connectors. (5) Driving backwards around Main/Ward/State with a load of concrete Main St road pieces. (6) Dumping some gravel near the road pieces.

1-3-19 Uber for Cats

1-5-19 Raindrops on the wires

1-9-19 Blazing sunset hits the girders and the Noches de Colombia restaurants lights sit in the background shadows.

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