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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (5-18 to 5-21-19)
« Reply #90 on: May 28, 2019, 04:55:25 PM »
5-18-19 (5)

- Early morning sunlight illuminates (right to left): 389 Main St, 7 E.Ward St, River St car dealer balloons (adds a nice touch, don't you think?)

- Street reach of 5th-floor flooring

- State St protection for the flooring delivery

- a piece of 5th-floor flooring

-  Man, they're just nibbling my view to death, aren't they?



5-19-19 (2)

- view across Passaic St from Parisian Beauty parking lot

- Over-the-fence STITCH


5-20-19 (3)

- removing tape backing

- Lunch!


5-21-19 (10)

- some walkaround

- truck containing the 5th-floor wood walls that will completely knock out my river view (I was thinking of hijacking it)

- The last 2 are STITCHES (@Ward and State, on Main looking up Ward)


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (5-22 to 5-24-19)
« Reply #91 on: May 29, 2019, 01:05:15 PM »
5-22-19 (7)

- Now you see it, now you don't

- Hey..........get away from my view!

- walkaround


5-23-19 (11) + one from 5/24

This is the day my view was officially stolen, once they put up a window frame on the river (and it was pouring rain in the next two shots - serves them right!). I know I've griped about it enough, but the truth is that when I asked the site boss last year when I would lose my river view, he told me it would happen in December, so I've actually had 5 more months than I expected. Still................

In the below video, I shot that window frame/wall piece that was being installed and, in the end, the weather gods voiced their opinion on my behalf. Thanks, WGs.





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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (5-25 to 6-1-19)
« Reply #92 on: June 05, 2019, 04:00:06 PM »
5-25-19

The site was closed on Memorial Day weekend, so I was surprised to see two guys who pulled up in a project-associated vehicle suddenly appear on the wrong side of a locked gate (first pic). It turns out that they had gained entrance through a..............let's just say "a weak spot in the fence" (second pic).

Click! Click!.............and sent to the boss, who, um, took care of things.

(Company name removed from truck to protect the not-so-innocent)



5-26-19

Walkaround




5-27-19

My apartment is 7 floors up. These two pictures were taken from my apartment's roof - 8 floors up - where I can still see a little bit of river...............but that won't last for long.



5-28-19

Don't know what this piping (?) is for, but it's an image I haven't seen here before.



5-29-19

Three more floors were illuminated at night, it had just finished raining, the sky was clearing and you could see the high-rises in Cliffside Park (horizon, center) and the The Modern 1 and 2 in Fort Lee on the left horizon.



5-30-19

Another load of wood arrives because they've still got to build three more floors on the Main St side. After that wood was stacked, I went for a walk and took one of my favorite shots from this project: the stacked wood leading to what it will become - stacked floors.



5-31-19

Not sure what the red stuff is..........cables? piping? Twizzlers? Whatever.................it's a new visual. I wonder what dance the guy's doing in the second pic - odds are it isn't the Safety Dance. In the third pic, I found that there's still the slightest bit of river view left from my living room.



6-1-19

Took a walk to see if anything had been built yet on the Main St side. I had seen a that a crane had been doing something from my apartment, but it had only brought up third floor components, so I drove over to Teaneck to see what the project looked like from Terhune Park. You can just barely see some of my building with its two chimneys.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (6-3 to 6-8-19)
« Reply #93 on: June 16, 2019, 06:43:43 PM »
6-3-19 (3)

1. As seen from Johnson Park

2. Out with the old, in with the new

3. Sunset


6-5-19 (3)

1-3. Loads


6-6-19 (2)

1-2. What they did with those loads


6-7-19
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1-3. More of the same.


6-8-19 (9)

1-9. Walkaround and from home (last one is a stitch)


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (6-10 to 6-15-19)
« Reply #94 on: June 24, 2019, 01:30:32 PM »
6-10-19 to 6-12-19

In the sixth shot, it looks like the building height might not be enough to block those blinding (at night) Foschini field lights.



6-14-19

It's interesting to watch someone using the controls in the bucket to drive the street vehicle section.



6-15-19

The bucket dodges the 165 bus, a festive balloon rises on River St, cutting up on the roof, uploading wood to the bucket, sticking his head out on the 3rd-floor corner, climbing from the roof into the bucket (stitch), putting that uploaded wood to good use.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (6-16 to 6-23-19)
« Reply #95 on: June 24, 2019, 03:43:32 PM »
6-16-19

The five floors are finished on the State St side, but Main St has three more floors to go.



6-17-19

I started taking pictures of people framed by red window tape. This is two shots of what I think this is the same guy.



6-21-19

1. The first windows on the State St side

2. While glass is what's happening on State, wood still rules on Main. ARBEC makes OSB (oriented strand board) panels. OSB and plywood are competitors.

3. View from the Passaic St side

4. The back ends of some trucks make interesting pictures.

5. The super-tall crane is done for the day and is shrinking down to size. A minute later, it was not visible.

6. Free ad for Ply Gem windows



6-22-19

1. Between the 3rd and 4th floors

2. It's hard to get TWO of them hanging outside of the windows at the same time, let alone 3..............

3. At the corner of Main and Ward



6-23-19

1. I took this from the NE corner of Main and Anderson (by Sears). It's kind of nice-looking..........

2. This is 2 stories of retail space at the corner of Main and Ward. Maybe I should lease it and sell my "before" pictures to the tenants.  ;-)

3. I saw this looking up on the Ward St side. Other than that, I have no comment.

4-8. Fun with color and composition as I walked around the corner from Ward to State. #8 shows what's going on where from the inside: wood in the front and glass in back.

9. The bucket rests its head on a wooden pillow.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (6-24 to 7-2-19)
« Reply #96 on: July 08, 2019, 02:30:23 PM »
6-24-19

This morning, a truck with video-screen sides and speakers all around parked across State St from the 389 Main project (it parked on the sidewalk) and started broadcasting something about tax fraud and union carpenters a bit loudly. I have no idea who their target audience was until I emailed the site boss:

"That van with large TV screens, blaring loud noise, was the Union Carpenters organizers, try to recruit carpenters to join the Union. I told them that if their film wasn't in Spanish, no one on this job will understand what it is saying."

Someone in a car apparently didn't like the noise, so they added to it by beeping their horn throughout.




THE PIX:

1. Lady complains about what's going on in the above video.

2. It's rare that I can get a hammer stopped in mid-swing from a block away.



6-25-19

3. Three loads of wood



6-26-19

4. Third floor at Main & Ward

5. This is my last stitch of the yard before a new office trailer moves in.

6. Stitch of Wood City



6-27-19

7. I'm not sure, but I think these rolls are what's on the south side of the building in the 7-2-19 shots.

8. The only benefit I expected from this view-blocking building was the fact that the blazing Foschini Park field lights would no longer be visible. I'm told that the building is now as high up as it's gonna get. It's just barely failed to provide that benefit............damn!



6-29-19

9, 10. Rain & Reflections



6-30-19

11. The view of the building from the northernmost part of my roof



7-1-19

12. Did someone on the roof notice me from a block away and smile for the camera?



7-2-19

13, 14. From home, I couldn't tell what these poles were there for, so I took a walk and saw that they appear to be the tracks for moveable scaffolding

15,16. The old office trailer was right by the State St entrance to the site. This new one is tucked way in the back, right against the fence where I normally shoot the yard stitches. The stitch shows the problem (and also the problem that this is a crummy stitch).

17. 18. On the Main St side, four floors down and one to go. I heard hammering when I took that shot, so if you look at it closely, you can see the guy in the next shot, hitting the nail on the head.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (7-3 to 7-6-19)
« Reply #97 on: July 08, 2019, 04:33:16 PM »
7-3-19

The guy on the roof should have his hard hat on............wood pieces are falling out of the bottom. And note that the biggest falling piece is under the dark "Play" button in the center.





The Pix:

1-9. Getting all the roofing materials up on the roof before the July 4 holiday kicks in. Is the guy on the left in the ninth picture taking a selfie?



7-4-19

"Even on the 4th of July, Bob?" Sure!

10-13. The roof at sunset with all that stuff on it made interesting stitches, but a couple of hours later, the Hackensack fireworks were magnificent. The east-facing tenants in this building will love them.



7-6-19

14-19. Except for the first one, they're all roof rain work shots, taken while I'm nice and dry in my living room.


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