That’s a good point.
I work near 56 Leonard Street. Some of the large cantilevers on the lower floors of that building–particularly the one holding the swimming pool–took months to build. The huge steel support structure holding up the concrete while it cured was left in place forever. The bridge support size beams eventually had to be cut apart with torches to get them out. I am not at all surprised that the cantilever on 217 W 57 is taking a long time to construct. And even after the concrete for the cantilever is poured (which appears to have occurred) it has to sit for a very long time before much weight can be put on it. Concrete gets harder as it ages and is not fully cured for months. Note well that even simple floors in standard buildings typically sit on supports for about a month as more floors are poured above. This structure will hold a lot more weight and will be allowed to cure longer than usual.
This all sounds very reassuring. I wonder where we will be in a year from now.
You can see on the photos posted over time that there has been progress on this section, obviously as mentioned above this is a highly technical feat of engineering.
I don’t think we have to worry about this project stalling. In Barnett we trust!
it’s finally budging a bit it seems
It appears to be!
If that’s the Essex House sign, then that person has an awesome view of one57!
It definitely looks like they raised those wooden forms at the top, right? They weren’t so close to the base of the cantilever in previous pics.
Any noticeable progress in person, Robert?
It seems to be, Vortex.
Awesome. Thanks for the photos as always!
My pleasure, sir.