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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project
« Reply #120 on: February 11, 2020, 10:49:18 AM »
the machines you are asking about are propane heaters, used so the drywall compound dries properly and quickly in winter. 

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project
« Reply #121 on: February 11, 2020, 03:11:19 PM »
Thanks, Mike - you're hired!


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (1-22 to 1-31-20)
« Reply #122 on: February 26, 2020, 07:45:13 PM »
As usual, I'm way behind, so I'll be trying to catch up in the next few days.

Only the two images need explanation:


1-25-20

No idea where that light's coming from.

Stilt person bending to the right.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (2-1 to 2-12-20)
« Reply #123 on: February 27, 2020, 11:05:11 AM »
2-1-20

1. It looks like the entire building has an internal and fully-inflated black garbage bag pressed against all the windows.

2. A crane bucket appears to be heading down Ward St toward the party balloons.



2-2-20

I've located the machines from my 2-10-20 post that irons35 identified as propane heaters in images 2201 and 2203. They face Passaic St.



2-3-20

1. A shot I don't see often......

2. I don't know what these spools contain.

3. A REALLY long truck gets unloaded at the State St entrance.



2-5-20

Removing and tossing the white covering



2-7-20

Taking a nap on a pile of R-38 fiberglass insulation



2-8-20

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2-9-20

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2-12-20

1. If you look closely, a large pane of glass is being transported to the front corner of the building (Main & Ward) for installation.

2. Wood panels are brought up to the roof.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (2-14 to 2-22-20)
« Reply #124 on: February 27, 2020, 11:51:01 AM »
2-14-20

1.Dueling selfies on the roof?

2. As I recall, the guy on the roof seemed to be losing his grip and was in the process of rolling over to get the metal item on the roof.

3. More delivered wooden panels...........for what? (answer below)

4. Rooms full of stuff

5,6. The wood panels were cut on the roof and made into enclosures. I think the guy with the roller was applying some sort of sealant to them.



2-15-20

7. Sealant and geese...........and you can see that they started to wrap the boxes in white material.

8. Crane delivers to an apartment.

9. Waiting for the next delivery, while...........

10,11. .......the ground crew loads the crane.

12. Delivery!



2-17-20

The white box looks like it's being made into a robot.



2-19-20

TWO robots



2-21-20

Image 2988 shows that removing the white material from the State St side is about half-done.



2-22-20

A bus manages to squeeze past the unloaded excavator, which then unloads.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (2-23 to 3-1-20)
« Reply #125 on: March 20, 2020, 02:07:12 PM »
2-23-20 (3)

Glass, glass and still glassless:


2-24-20 (5)

1,2. Bringing water lines (I think) into the building on Ward St

3. That can't be good.

4. The bucket worker has just removed some of that white material from the wall and is tossing it 5 floors down.

5. Working near the roof that's below St Joseph's Church in Bogota (which stands in front of Cliffside Park high-rises)


2-25-20 (1)

Interior stuff


2-27-20 (3)

1. Scaffolding planks delivery

2,3. Making the dirt road entrance a little more solid


2-28-20 (2)

1. Crane delivers apartment interior material.

2. Ever see a truck towing something and parking perfectly in two spaces that are on opposite sides of the divider? Did he pull in? Back in? My money's on pulled in.


3-1-20 (6)

1. New sign - old address (it was changed to 395 Main almost 2 years ago)

2,3,4,5. Walkaround

6. Back home


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (3-3 to 3-9-20)
« Reply #126 on: April 03, 2020, 03:40:16 PM »
3-3-20

1. Ships in the night (cranes in the day)

2. Reflections of my building on theirs

3. Guy on the phone (center) wondering why all this stuff was left outside the site

4. Brave guy



3-4-20

5-8. I don't mind living high up, but I don't think I'd want to be on the other side of my walls.

9. The electrical corner starts taking shape.

10. Sugar spheres? Colorcon is a pharmaceutical company and these barrels are small, so they wouldn't have been procured for storage or trash. From Colorcon's site: "Suglets Sugar Spheres from Colorcon are uniform drug layering pellets, made of sucrose and starch, for sustained or extended release dosage forms". On a construction site?

11. This just looked odd to me.



3-5-20

12. Skinny bricks on Resisto Red



3-6-20

13. Another load going up State St



3-7-20

14. Connecting the electricity?

15. Taken just before quitting time

16. Ten minutes later, they're.........uh.........."talking" to each other in the municipal lot?



3-8-20

17,18. Colorful connections



3-9-20

19. Resuming connections

20. I'm guessing he was backing in because if he was leaving, he'd be going the wrong way on State St.


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (3-10-20 to 3-15-20)
« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2020, 02:07:26 PM »
3-10-20

1. Lunchtime



3-11-20

2. Bricking



3-12-20

3,4. Brick wash

5. Balancing act

6. Electric water-heaters delivery

7,8. Planking


3-13-20

9. More delivery (and in below video)


3-15-20

10-20. Walkaround (#18 shows how small the previously-seen sugar spheres containers are and #20 shows a scaffolding kit)



Inside/Outside Welding/Delivering:





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Accident at the 395 Main Project - 1 hurt
« Reply #128 on: April 16, 2020, 04:07:20 PM »
This happened at around 2:30pm today. From what I heard on the radio, someone fell 15' and was taken out in a Stokes basket.

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (3-19-20 to 4-6-20)
« Reply #129 on: May 06, 2020, 02:08:30 PM »

3-19,20,21-20

1-7. Work on top floor of Ward St side of Main and Ward corner


3-26-20

8. Work on State St side


3-27-20

9-12. State (2) Main, Main & Ward corner


3-28-20

13. Ward


3-31-20

14-16. State (2), Ward


4-1-20

17. After-work hand-wash in the E lot


4-3-20

18. Unsocial distancing in the E lot


4-6-20

19,20. Early morning work activity


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (4-7 to 4-18-20)
« Reply #130 on: May 06, 2020, 04:23:42 PM »
This video is from 4-18-20:




4-7-20

1,2. On the roof


4-8-20

3. Security walkaround


4-11-20

4,5. State St views


4-13-20

6. Unprotected driver (far right) in wind-driven rain


4-15-20

7. Taken while stopped at the light on Main and Anderson

8. The Passaic St side


4-16-20

9-13. One of the workers supposedly fell 15' and was taken to the hospital. No other details available.


4-18-20

14. New arrival (It's a boy!)

15-19. Windows (get a Mac - it's easier)


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (4-23 to 5-13-20)
« Reply #131 on: May 28, 2020, 04:30:22 PM »
4-23-20

1. Basement baggies

2. Shadow sharing


4-25-20

3. from Main & Ward

4. from Ward & State (stitch)


4-29-20

5. Masked jumper?

6. Masked measurer


4-30-30

7. Rainy day electronics for everyone (stitch)


5-1-20

8. from P.C. Richard?

9. First Presbyterian Church steeple's shadow at sunset


5-2-20

10. The elegant front door

11. The inelegant rear door


5-6-20

12. The State St door


5-12-20

13. The roof at sunset


5-13-20

14-17. The dismantling of the extended temporary sidewalk covering on Main St

18. Window scraping

19. Exterior work, basement level, Passaic St side

20. Kitchen sinks?


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (5-15 to 5-26-20)
« Reply #132 on: May 28, 2020, 05:17:27 PM »
5-15-20

1. Going to work


5-20-20

2. State St becomes Crane Lane.

3. No balconies on the State St side, but at least small children won't fall out.

4. Masks, gentlemen..........

5. Old curbing gets ripped out.

6, 7. He cuts a mean rug, but needs a longer shirt.


5-21-20

8. More bars get installed.

9. Moving the fences in advance of new curb installation

10. Looks like an outdoor art exhibit

11. Three shots - same guy

5-24-20

12. Hey, bar-installers! You missed a spot!

13. The bar-installers are off today.

14-17. The new curbs are in (try to curb your enthusiasm).


5-26-20

18. The last set of bars are installed.

19. These workers are looking down on Main St from the building's highest point at Main & Ward.

20. First look inside (the white lights on the left are reflections of the E municipal parking lot's lights).

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (5-27 to 6-9-20)
« Reply #133 on: June 16, 2020, 05:30:49 PM »
5-27-20

1,2. No masks?

3,4. Oh, I get it - it's a room-sized mask!


6-1-20

5. It looks like the phone company lassoed a bear in the tree.

6. Reinforcements

7. The accommodations

8. Almost a shower at the Y


6-2-20

9. Unusual shape for a construction site delivery.............what could it be?

10. It's a tree-truck!

11. Unloading the first one..........

12, 13. It's the room-masking guys again - this time, wearing masks to protect their necks.


6-3-20

14. Ugly lamps on the lower floor


6-8-20

15. Uh-oh.....those lights weren't there yesterday. Still awaiting word on whether they're temporary or not.......... (they better not be!).


6-9-20

16-20.  Four shots from a walk around the building and one from home


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (6-10 to 6-19-20)
« Reply #134 on: June 26, 2020, 12:47:26 PM »
6-10

1. Tree truck

2. Gonna need cement sidewalks around the building to plant them in

3. Door chores


6-11

4. Whatever it is, I hope it's supposed to be slightly bent.

5. Quadro-cleaned


6-12

6. Building at half-masked


6-13

7. Garage finally has a cement floor

8. What sidewalk?

9. Another front door at Main and Ward

10-12. New trees on State, Ward and Main

13,14. Big building has its own moon.


6-17

15,16. Tree support


6-18

17,18. New sidewalks


6-19

19. A heavy cross to bear

20. Getting rid of the old sidewalks


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