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Extell to Dismantle the Tower Crane at One Manhattan Square

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:14 am

After more than two years on the job, the tower crane affixed to Extell’s One Manhattan Square is ready to come down. It’s mere days from dismantling. To accomplish the task of removing the 200-foot vehicle, construction management firm LendLease is closing off Pike Slip for three days starting Friday night at 10pm and ending […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Possible Unsafe Crane Operation’

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

It appears that the incoming CitizenM hotel may not have been totally transparent with their community update this week. In the communique, which we reported on yesterday, their public relations team explained that the crane would be deposed and splayed out for routine “quarterly” maintenance  (i.e. safety purposes). There’s more than meets the eye, though. You see, […]

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Brace, that CitizenM Crane will Tower above the Bowery for at Least Another 5 Months

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

The CitizenM Hotel is one of the busiest project sites in the neighborhood of late. Ironic, given its status as in-progress for the better part of a decade. Its towering crane (aka Power Boom) is to remain a semi-permanent skyline fixture until all modular units are stacked to the 19-story summit. At the moment, the crane […]

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Essex Crossing Unleashes Second Tower Crane into the LES Skyline

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

There are now two tower cranes situated at the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey Streets. The second one appeared over the holiday weekend and is crowding the lot. Both are tasked with the job of constructing the “Gateway” property for the Essex Crossing mega-development, and together dominate the Lower East Side skyline. Kneel before […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Begins Hoisting the Modular Units into Place [PHOTOS]

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

An exciting moment for CitizenM and its new Lower East Side hotel was actually scary for neighbors in the vicinity. If you happened to be near Bowery and Delancey yesterday morning, you saw it. The controversial crane – a Liebherr Power Boom – lifted the first modular unit into place from its trailer-bound perch. From here, […]

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Is CitizenM Using the Proper Crane for its Bowery Hotel Job?

Posted November 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

Yesterday afternoon, construction workers at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery began hoisting the enormous crane. At a height of some three hundred feet, it’ll stay on the east side of the street for at least the next twenty weeks, according to a hotel spokesperson. To learn more about the crane in question – known […]

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With Winter Coming, Neighbors Worry About Tower Crane Stability at CitizenM Site on the Bowery

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s not just traffic safety that neighbors of the CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery are worried about. How about the construction equipment and the potential for disaster. One week after the hotel company surreptitiously netted city approval to alter the intersection of Bowery and Delancey, the towering crane is assembled, albeit on its side, awaiting […]

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DOB Issues Stop-Work Order After Crane Crashes Into 133 Essex Street

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:14 am

Mere hours after a cherry picker crane tipped, then crashed, into the sixth-floor window of 133 Essex Street, Department of Buildings dropped the hammer. The city agency issued a stop-work order Monday night due to a “failure to safeguard public and property.” No one was injured in the incident, but there were reportedly tenants in the […]

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Crane Crashed Through 6th-Floor Window of 133 Essex Street Last Night

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

Yesterday evening, during the rush at 6:30pm, an active, albeit unstable, crane/cherry picker crashed into the sixth floor window of 133 Essex Street. It was deployed ten days ago for exterior work on the mid-block condo building. An eyewitness on the scene – one of the residents, in fact – reported that the crane had been leaning […]

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