The ground floor is in place and scaffolding to hold forms for first above ground floor are on site. No sign of a crane yet. Here is the situation as of 9/11.
Why do you think a crane would be present?
They were lowering equipment into the basement levels. Tower crane, I assume, will come soon but that is not what was going on this past weekend.
Cement pour for third floor began this morning. Presumably the building now will rise more quickly as the standard floors are constructed.
Building now up to forms for sixth floor. Cement pump has been installed so it looks like there will not be a tower crane.
About a floor added per week. Now up to ninth level.
Forms for 14th floor now being set up. I think that will be the last full floor before the set back upper floors are built.
Nice photo, Chused.
Great update, Chused!
Unfortunately it looks from CMU work that the south wall will be a solid, windowless “facade.” It is apparently a party wall and is being built in anticipation of another building eventually going up on the corner of 79th and Broadway. That’s certainly understandable, but it is unfortunate for all of us in the short term. That side of the building is visible for many blocks to the south, especially on the west side of Broadway.
Utility penthouse under construction and scaffold for facade masonry work is being installed. We will get a sense of its aesthetics soon.
Nice photos, Chused
This looks much better than the prior renderings .