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Re: Projects update
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 04:47:13 PM »
Last Sunday, it was still too hot out, but I went over to the Current on River site anyway because a lot has changed since I was last there.

1. Starting at River and Berry, I took this almost-all-encompassing shot.

2, 3. Almost to and at River & Camden

4. While I was on Camden, I took this oh-by-the-way shot of the project on Moore St.

These are the stitches I took.........

5. On Berry

6. On River (too close, too wide and glitchy)

7. On River near Camden

8. On Camden between Main and Moore


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2018, 12:58:11 PM »
Will tenants be able to see the river or just River Street and and the Toyota dealer? Maybe from the top floors.

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Re: Projects update
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2018, 04:15:01 PM »
Probably not the north-south part of the river on the east side of Foschini Park until the sea level rises, but maybe a bit in the winter, sans foliage.

The only visual I can offer you is the first picture below which I took from the second-floor roof of the Johnson Library during the demolition of C-on-R's predecessor, the Oritani Field Club. You can see some of the east-west segment of the Kipp's Bend section of the river, which might look a little better (minus the 90-bazillion cars) from the top floors - especially from residences closer to Berry St.

On a sort of reverse-related note, I will start to slowly lose MY view of the entire Kipp's Bend probably beginning next week, as the 389 Main Project has started to emerge from its basement (second photo).

I'll be posting about it in the "Tracking the 395 Main St rehab project" thread, starting with its next post.

And - yeah - I know I have to change that original street number in the title when I get the time and inclination (I like 395 better - it was the address of the previous Main/Ward corner building - than 389, which reminds me of big old Pontiac engines from the 60s).

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Re: Projects update
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2018, 08:52:09 PM »
This post contains 15 images - 12 of whch are from the Current on River project. The other 3 are oh-by-the-way-the-Moore-Street-project-is-practically-next-door images, so let's do those first:

1-3. Not to sound dismissive or anything, but since I parked on Moore south of Salem, I had to walk north on Moore to get to Current on River and these 3 shots were readily available, so.....................

4. The reason I went to Current was because of this shot I took from home earlier that morning. Oh, no - were more floors being added? I needed to speak with someone there.

5. After my long hike of a whole block, crooked Current was in my sights (I could straighten it out a bit, but then I'd lose the top of the crane - it's bad either way).

6. A different, closer angle of what I had seen earlier from my living room

7-13. My usual clockwise shoot around the site. By the way, in #10, southbound traffic on River St is being stopped temporarily while a large vehicle utilizes the street to get from one part of the building to another. The is one of the reasons why there have been delays for the last few weeks for southbound traffic there.

14. Construction fever has spread across E. Berry St to the east entrance of the Giant Farmers Market, as seen in this 2-photo stitch. In the sequence of events, this should actually follow #8.

15. The last thing I usually do here is a 3-photo stitch of the SW corner of the site, standing on E. Camden St near the side of the library. The two gentlemen in the hard hats confirmed that what you see here is, indeed, the top floor of the building, so there should be no more loss of view from my apartment - at least from this project.


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2018, 02:20:08 PM »
Four shots from 3 projects:

1. The very first shot of the 435 Main (former Holman Moving) project, taken across Anderson St from the Second Reformed Church's parking lot. The crane's been sitting there for a couple of weeks and the sheeting (asbestos remediation?) was only there the morning I shot this and gone by afternoon.

2. Current on River from home

3. The Tyvek-ed Current on River

4. 240 Main


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Re: Projects update (The Hole and Current on River)
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2018, 04:15:41 PM »
The Hole (Main and Mercer)

There's finally a bit of verticality emerging from The Hole (a name change may be in order soon).

These three stitches were taken on October 25 when I was on the block shooting the furniture store fire aftermath the next morning. The first two stitches were taken while bending over a concrete barrier on Mercer Street and trying to keep myself from falling, while dealing with a wind-blown tarp over the fence (all with one hand) and shooting through holes in the moving tarp AND between links in the fence, while trying to take shots that would line up well enough to stitch together (all with the other hand). Much to my surprise, it worked!

The third stitch was posted previously in the 153 Main St fire thread, but since the majority of it shows The Hole, it belongs here too.


Current on River

The Current on River shots were taken between October 26 and November 7, both from home and on the site. The sixth and seventh C on R shots show some progression as that small top wall is being constructed around the perimeter. The ninth C on R shot shows that the Camden St side of the library is now a construction loading zone while the tenth C on R image offers a possible hint of what the building's exterior will look like..............unless "face brick" is a misnomer.

I particularly like the third C on R shot because it looks like all of Manhattan sits/fits on top of the project.


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2018, 03:40:21 PM »

76 Main

(taken on 11-14-18)

It's been over 3 1/2 years since this fire.

What's changed?



149/153 Main

(taken on 11-11 and 11-14-18)



The Hole

(taken on 11-11-18)



210 Main

(taken on 11-14-18)



Main & Salem


(taken on 11-14-18)



Current on River


(taken on 11-8,10,14-18)


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2018, 11:31:35 AM »
Important picture at Main and Mercer. Looks like they are beginning to set the monster crane.

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Re: Projects update
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 04:00:06 PM »
76 Main

1. When will something be built here?



149/153 Main

2. (Taken 2 1/2 weeks ago) 149's rising, 153's fire debris is still there after a month.



The Hole

3. Stitch showing both sides of Moore St.

4. Stitch of concrete pumper reaching from (almost) Moore to Main.

5,6,7. Christmas Day in The Hole



Moore St

8. Three projects seen from lower Moore St (l-r): 210 Main (bank), 240 Main (wraparound Main-Salem-Moore) and The Current on River at the end of Moore on Camden (and River St).

9. Insulation all over between 210 Main bank (rear) and its next-door neighbor.

10. This welcomed people at that next-door neighbor (I think).

11. Messy Moore St sidewalk

12. An alley I hadn't seen before next to/south of The Arc (two joined pix).

13,14. Main-Salem-Moore wraparound



Current on River

15. C on R (and 210 Main), as seen from the river at FDU

16. The "front" at Camden & River.

17. What does this say? "Call"? The first thing the chemist side of me saw was "CaCl", which is an incorrect chemical formula for calcium chloride (CaCl₂). Below the sign are sacks of Quikrete concrete. Calcium chloride is a concrete accelerator that speeds the rate of set, so maybe the sign DOES says "CaCl". Any other suggestions?

18. Stitch: from the Camden St perspective

19. Stitch: from the Giant Farmers Market perspective

20. From my home perspective


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Re: Projects update
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 02:30:38 PM »
149/153 Main

1. A little more added on top



The Hole

2-5. One from 1-27 and 3 from 2-10-19



210 Main

6. All the plywood over the front glass is gone.



240 Main (+Moore St wraparound)

7. Main and E. Salem

8. The Moore St side

9. Behind the Moore St side (Stitch)

10. If you walk down the left of the previous picture and look up.....



Current on River

11-14. The four corners: SE, SW, NW, NE



The Record

15. Construction equipment multiplying like rabbits over two weeks


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New developments at 210 Main
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2019, 09:00:01 PM »
1. What I saw from home: The Cranes (210 and 170 Main - the Bank and the Hole - but what's happening on that taller, Main St-facing part of the bank?

2,3,4. I went over there and saw these curved steel beams on the ground on the Moore St side.

5,6. I also saw a sign I hadn't seen before...............and Oratam on State St, shot through a closed-off alleyway on Moore St between 210 and 214 Main

7,8,9. After I got home, I saw the old bank vault open up and show what the curved beams were for.

Reminds me of an old Jefferson Airplane album called "Bless Its Pointed Little Head".


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210 Main..............if you're in the vicinity
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2019, 12:20:04 PM »
They're in the process of putting together that crowning sculpture on the front rooftop of the old bank building, so if you want to get some shots before it's done.............

You'll need to put some distance between you and the building to see anything - that's why I'm staying home to shoot it.



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Re: Projects update
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2019, 05:45:30 PM »
great shots, thanks for documenting the construction.  And I see that the Current On River will not block your rooftop view of Manhattan. I'm sure you are happy about that.  It's still too close to River Street, imho.  I hope the proposed redevelopment of the Toyota property is not going to be so close to River Street. The Board just needs to stand up to them, and say "NO", we need at least 15 feet set back from the sidewalk, and 20 feet setback from the curb.

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THE 210 MAIN ROOFTOP SCULPTURE CONSTRUCTION
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2019, 09:34:57 PM »
These are 18 pictures taken over the course of 7 1/2 hours - from 8:40am to 4:10pm - that document each step of the construction of the front banktop sculpture. I tried to get each steel beam being craned from the Moore St side to the Main St side, being placed, and the look of the piece after each addition. Rinse and repeat.

Of course, I couldn't sit by my window all day and I did miss a couple of the westward cranings, but then used the about-to-be-placed shots as the before images.

I'm not sure if the work has been completed and I wish it was a sunnier day for better shots, but I'll trade that for not having to trudge over there and stand around all day in the cold and be too close to see very much to shoot.

The sequence:

1. The main component arrives.

2. Finished. This shot wasn't taken until 2 hours later as the crane held the piece in place while it was being secured.

3. The first addition

4. Finished

5. The second addition

6. Finished

7,8. The third addition

9. Finished

10. The first geese to admire the project

11, 12. The fourth addition

13. Finished

14,15. The fifth addition

16. Finished

17. The sixth addition

18. FINITO


Keep an eye on the people inside the red temporary fencing.


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Re: THE 210 MAIN ROOFTOP SCULPTURE CONSTRUCTION
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2019, 02:45:02 PM »
When I was there on Sunday, there were no more curved steel girders on the ground, so I guess construction is complete.

When I saw how rusty the girders were originally, I thought they would get coated or polished somehow before assembly to make the piece look classier. Rusty steel on top of an old building doesn't exactly scream "luxury". Today, it appears they've built some scaffolding in/by the sculpture (hard to tell from here), but I don't know for what purpose. Perhaps Mr. Editor knows if spiffing up is in the piece's near future.


The images:

1. March 2: The geese come back with friends

2-9. March 3: Walkaround

10. March 4: SNOW (looks better)

11,12. March 5: Scaffolding


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