@Thomas_Koloski how much more does this one have to go?
Great shots so far. Keep em coming!
What’s going to happen to all these riverside buildings the next time a super-storm rolls into town?
Ugh. I’ve heard this said often and it irritates me. These buildings will fare MUCH better than any small house. They are build super sturdily and the worst that could happen are a few broken windows and flooding on the ground floor. And thats in the worst case scenario.
I mean look at sandy. Most of the damage it caused was in low rise buildings along the coast. High rises were fine except for one57’s messy crane
It’s not like the architects haven’t had that thought. New and renovated buildings in the area all put major mechanical and electrical systems on an elevated floor like the fourth. Ground floors are designed so they can easily be barricaded.
If NYC ever gets another Sandy (probably not likely in our lifetimes given the horrible luck hitting exactly the moment when tides are highest), there is no better place to be than a new building, because they have the most up-to-date codes.
Newer buildings were mostly untouched during Sandy, and the standards have massively improved since.
I heard the contracts for these apartments contained a clause which said that if the developer was not done by this summer and had to revise its budget, then buyers who had already gone into contract would have the option to pullout. Does anyone know if this is happening?
Hopefully the BIG U happens, I’d love to see that come into fruition. Would deffinetly help that problem
The building has 80 units, of which 73 are listed as being in contract. That’s not bad for a building that still has a ways to go before construction wraps. The number to watch is 73 to see if it starts ticking lower the longer construction drags on.
You are right that structurally towers will be fine, but you are kind of minimizing the damages - the flooding that occurred in just the downtown buildings in manhattan alone cost billions - electrical substations and other critical building infrastructure was taken offline and really put a big hurt into the areas. Huge, loud generators and costly months-long repairs to get these buildings back online. It wasn’t pretty or cheap.
I’m not an engineer, but I don’t see how anything the National Guard or the Army Corps of Engineers could have done would have reduced the damage to Lower Manhattan. Ringing the southern tip of Manhattan with a wall of sandbags and other water barriers seems like it would have been an impossible task with minimal or no impact.
Of course, don’t worry I know that. Like I said, the worst that these buildings would suffer is flooding which would also cause the problems you said. The damage would be large like it was with sandy I was just saying that the damage would not be apocalyptic like the comment I was responding to was insinuating.
Afraid Sandy was just the beginning. Global warming is pushing the tropical line further up. So expect coconuts trees in NY in 20 years but also yearly cyclones in the August-Septembet period just like Florida or the recent Florence in the Carolinas. By then we shouldn’t worry about the million damages at Street level, the issue will be underground. Sandy crippled the L train tunnel and that was just a small tropical storm, nothing compared to Florence. Hate having to write this.
Do you hear yourself? That’s extreme. Sandy was also an anomaly. Its surge was exceptional, not the norm.