Construction Worker

Tiptoeing Atop Karl Fischer’s 263 Bowery

Posted December 2, 2009 at 6:18 am

The other day, a worker at Karl Fischer’s 263 Bowery was busy tiptoeing with a rope and pulley mechanism atop the cinder-block summit. Yet without a harness of any kind!  We are by no means experts on construction site safety, but this just seems rather foolish.

Provincetown Playhouse, Now with Crane

Posted October 21, 2009 at 6:19 am

The saga of the historic Provincetown Playhouse continues with the recent addition of a skyscraping crane.  Yes, it would appear the site is active again.  Yesterday afternoon, there were plenty of workers milling about, shuffling through blueprints and whatnot.  But overall it wasn’t too busy.  Lunchtime.  So we decided to snap a few quick photos […]

Maze of Plywood Around Former NYU Catholic Center

Posted September 24, 2009 at 6:10 am

A maze of plywood is currently taking shape at 58 Washington Square South, the former site of the NYU Catholic Center.  As we speak, workers are hammering away along the perimeter, installing a “Heavy duty sidewalk shed approximately 140′ long as per plans during new building construction.”  Based on this information, progress toward the alleged […]

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Balancing Act

Last modified July 14, 2009 at 1:48 am

I have the utmost respect for construction workers, especially the ones working high in the sky. Scope out this worker atop 290 Mulberry. Related Reading:High in the Sky [BoweryBoogie]

Houston Headache

Posted September 5, 2008 at 11:02 am

Houston is still a disaster, even after three years of constant construction, pedestrian headaches, and traffic jams. To make matters worse, the urban renewal project [link], which calls for a complete infrastructural makeover of the thoroughfare between West Street and the Bowery, shows few signs of abating. Currently in the third and final phase, the […]

High in the Sky

Posted August 8, 2008 at 11:13 am

Construction worker on the northwest corner of Forsyth and Delancey. The erector set is starting to take shape.