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389 Main's first rainbow
« Reply #135 on: June 28, 2020, 09:05:41 PM »
It's a two-photo stitch.

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project
« Reply #136 on: July 01, 2020, 04:43:20 PM »
Wow. Good omen!

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Re: 395 Main's first rainbow
« Reply #137 on: July 02, 2020, 01:20:35 PM »
But negatively prophetic for Sears............


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (6-22-20 to 6-29-20)
« Reply #138 on: August 31, 2020, 02:25:56 PM »
So I'm over two months behind, but the good news is that things are slowing down externally. It shouldn't take too long to catch up.


6-22-20

1,2. No idea what's going on in either picture.


6-23-20

3. Ladder giveaway day........


6-24-20

4,5. Dancing and enjoying the scenery (I feel like I'm intruding on a private moment).


6-25-20

6. Decorating the gym for prom night..........


6-26-20

7,8,9,10. North and south views on State St and Main St


6-27-20

11. Prepping State St entrance


6-28-20

12. East view on Ward St

13. Ward St-side broken window from last year still not fixed

14. South view on Main St

15. My back is to Passaic St

16. North view on State

17. South view from State St entrance

18. Newly-constructed rainbow


6-29-20

19. I was waiting for him to drop something, but he never did.

20. New sidewalk at State St entrance

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (6-30 to 8-5-20)
« Reply #139 on: October 08, 2020, 05:20:12 PM »
We're getting toward the end of the line - visually - with this project, but I'm still way behind, so I'm just gonna post 20 pictures at a time until I catch up. The dates I took them are underneath each picture and there's not a lot I can say about every image, but to be a semi-accurate representation of each step that occurred in the construction of this building, I have to include everything until there's nothing different to see anymore.

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (8-6 to 8-30-20)
« Reply #140 on: October 08, 2020, 06:03:09 PM »
Remember when they changed this project's original 389 Main address to 395 Main and I kept posting it as 389?

Guess what?


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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (9-9 to 10-4-20)
« Reply #141 on: November 08, 2020, 06:14:12 PM »
1,2. Loading onto its carrier

8. The sidewalk had just opened on the State St side and I think these are its first pedestrians.

15. All new sidewalk, trees, benches (on which you can stare at the bricks) and trash receptacles

16. Working on the roll-up (and down) metal curtain at the State St entrance (like an electronic garage door)

17. Just-painted parking space (and no parking) lines

19. This is the first time I've noticed shadows on the lower left building coming from the top piece on the roof of 389 Main.

20. Lovely street-level view on the Ward St side

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Re: Tracking the 389 Main St rehab project (10-14 to 11-8-200
« Reply #142 on: November 09, 2020, 10:35:05 AM »
2,3. This is exactly what I thought might happen when I saw these skinny light poles going up on the roof: someone forgot to turn them off, which totally screws up my night photography. Fortunately, I happened to run into the construction superintendent, who had them turned off.

5. Same-day progress

7. This fall colors shot was a beautiful one when I could see the river..............oh, well - progress.

8-15. Walkaround

16. Not sure what exactly is being roped-off or why..........

17,18. Still working on that roll-down vehicle entry door on the State St side

19,20. Upper-floor lights during the day

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THE 389 MAIN ST ROOFTOP SHOOT
« Reply #143 on: November 09, 2020, 06:30:58 PM »
Although the building isn't finished yet, I was invited to do a shoot on the roof. I went up on the afternoon of November 5 - the same day that I shot the Main/Ward traffic island demolition in the morning. Since that was still going on, I could shoot that also from 6 floors up.

I climbed up the wall ladder on 5 to the hatch that I had seen workers pop out of for months and hit the roof.

Here's what I shot:

1. The roof is shaped somewhere in between a U and a V. This is an old image I found on Google Maps that shows the shape.

2. This image shows the apartments at 40 Passaic St, the First Presbyterian Church's steeple, High-rise Row and part of 389 Main (State St side).

3, 4. I know that #4 shows vents from laundry room dryers and I assume that #3 does too.

5. This is the northeast corner piece that seems to adorn the corners of EVERY new building in town. Future historians won't have a problem identifying the buildings from this time period because they all look the same (how about some variety in the next Hackensack Renaissance's buildings, huh?). In this pic, you can see the Hackensack River and the Anderson St bridge through the openings.

6. Getting close to the southeast corner.

7. Back at the northeast corner, I'm flat on my stomach in one of the openings mentioned at the end of #5, shooting the Main/Ward traffic island demolition (I got a lucky two-fer this day).

8. From the same location, shooting down Main St

9. Looking up Ward St

10. Turning slightly to the right, I got a rare shot of the 435 Main project in white and seemingly wearing a Holy Trinity Church beanie.

11. This shows a lot of the equipment on both roof segments.

12, 13. These two photos show some of the damage done by fish crows to pipe insulation. They REALLY have to find a way to stop that.


Interspersed among all these images, I did a series of photo stitches - some better than others.

14. This one came out well. It shows the river from north of the Anderson St bridge to beyond Kipps Bend and Foschini Park.

15. This rather ambitious stitch begins beyond Sears (I think I see a Continental Plaza building behind it), goes WAY down Main St, around to the hospital and the high-rises and ends up somewhere in the vicinity of Union and Ward, picking up parts of the 389 Main building I'm on, both on the Main St side and the State St side. That's gotta be at least 3/4 of a circle.

16. I like this one. There's a little bit of river, the YMCA looks great, there's a hint of visible NYC, and it goes down Main St as far as can be seen from this location.

17. It's not glitch-free, but this was the best I could get of both legs of the building and the Passaic St side. I don't know if I'd want to be sitting on one of these balconies and have a view that consists of fellow tenants sitting across the lot in their balcony.

18. This one is FAR from perfect (it shows half a car almost right in the middle), but it goes from Sears to Berry St and shows the one-day-only view of the Main/Ward traffic island demolition.

19. This stitch was just WAY too ambitious - especially hand-held - but where else are you ever gonna see the YMCA on Main St, Passaic St, 210 Main AND Hackensack Hospital to the south, the high-rises, Ward St, buildings on State St AND Union St to the west.................and then end up at 417 Main - two blocks NORTH of the Y?

20. I'm done. This is the 5th floor hallway by the elevator. See ya.

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