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1. You saw this stairwell at night WITH scaffolding in an earlier post. This is without.


2,3,4. The cement pumper at work in various locations

5. The only question I can think of asking about this iimage has this answer: to get to the other side.


6. This truck picked up the scaffolding and a bunch of other (excess?) building materials.

7. I wondered what all these wood frames were for. As far as I can tell, two long rows of them were built about a wall's depth from each other and concrete was pumped between them. The concrete hardened and the frames were removed. The result - as you probably guessed from my "wall's depth" remark - was a concrete wall.


8. The next day - with the sun almost directly overhead - I took this shot to show the basement definition created by its new walls.


9-19.  The big crane is back to hoist more steel beams into place (OK - one's not a steel beam and I had a little fun with the next-to-last one). In #12, Superman and Robin (huh?) showed up to watch.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:00:00 PM »
More FIVES & FLUBS (with no end in sight)

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The stairwell is at a second-story level now (plus one floor is in the basement). From my view, it's almost at the same height as the two-story buildings this one replaces. I could never see the Greater BCA sign or the Noches de Colombia restaurant before demolition occurred and now I'm going back to not seeing them - no big deal, but losing the river will be.................good ol' progress.

They're going to build everything up to the second floor before continuing with the stairwell, which will go up to the fifth floor - the finished building's height.

Hackensack History / Re: Demolition of The Record building
« on: September 07, 2018, 03:51:29 PM »
And while I'm at it, does it bother anyone that BLEAFE gets to put a link to his photo business on his posts? What's that crass commercialism all about?

The link has been there for 12 years and you're the first to complain - what does THAT tell you? And you've been here for more than EIGHT years and now you suddenly sense evil-doing at a music history site that I refer to when some well-known musician dies? Curious timing, don't you think? ESPECIALLY from someone who throws up dozens of personal site links to my one.........what's up with THAT? And, by the way, I've never sold a single site picture to anyone here nor have I tried to.

You think that the Editor would put up with "crass commercialism" for a dozen years?

If you have a policy gripe, take it up with him. In the meantime..............stop whining and grow up.

August 21 to September 1, 2018:

1. Things are cranking up, so this seemed like the right image to start with.

2. A waterfall of stones

3. Brand-new, wet cinder blocks

4,5,6. Work

7. Project picture frame

8. Not sure what the big blocks are for

9. Scaffolding going up on the first of two 5-story stairwells

10. The Ward St view - the smaller concrete structure will contain the two elevators.

11. The water's main purpose was to make cement, but on a day that felt like 101 degrees, it appears to serve a more refreshing purpose.

12. Early morning sun backlighting makes for a better picture when smoke is involved.

13. This stairwell was going up quickly and beginning to block my view of Main St.

14. 10 hours later - at around midnight - I noticed it was starting to block the Greater BCA sign.

15. The next morning, an 80-ton crane started hoisting steel beams for the basement

16. The day after that (9/1), the scaffolding was removed from the stairwell's exterior.

17. The 80-ton crane

18. The scaffoldless stairwell. In the background, you can see 3 of the upright steel beams.

19. The collected scaffolding

20. My still-clear view of the long will it last? And "Greater BCA" is now "Greater B".

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Kazimir's Pets closing
« on: September 05, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »
The Kazimir's site as of yesterday:

Hackensack History / Re: Demolition of The Record building
« on: September 04, 2018, 12:53:38 PM »
Well, for starters, The Record is located in a very un-isolated and active corner of the property, fronting very busy River St and having the Susquehanna railroad tracks right next to it.

It might not be the best place for explosives.

Hackensack History / Re: Demolition of The Record building
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:16:28 PM »
No explosives or huge wrecking balls will be used

They haven't used them at any of the other 643 projects around town, so why would you expect them here?

Hackensack Discussion / Re: The Ling is listing...
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:08:26 PM »
It's actually stuck in the mud, and has been since 2016, so it's leaning, not listing.

"List" and "lean" have similar meanings, but when a ship is involved, it's "listing", irrespective of whether it's in water, mud or ping-pong balls.

Conversely, have you ever heard of someone listing against a wall?

From the Cambridge Dictionary:

The was taken at maximum magnification through a tiny-slat shade on a hazy day.

I'm gonna have to get back there on a nicer day.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
« on: August 31, 2018, 02:55:12 PM »
We have a winner!

Sorry, but that disqualifies you from working for The Record, due to your being competent.

The paper - surprise, surprise -  made no correction today of their dual errors.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:31:25 PM »
Here's what The Record put out about this today. There's an error of commission and an error of omission in it.

Can you find them?

Can you also find corrections in tomorrow's edition? I notified them, so we'll see.

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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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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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