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One Tower’s Self-climbing Form Being Removed

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Wednesday a friend and I went to visit a college friend and got back later than planned. It gave us a chance to see the towers at dusk with the cloudy sky enhancing their lights before jump form removal began the next day.

The New York State Thruway Authority photo below showing one tower with a partially removed jump form and my photo above reinforce my belief there is art in the river.

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“Combine the two, make the engineer sketch like an artist and make the artist analyze like an engineer, and you are half-way there.” — German designer and typographer Erik Spiekermann.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

TZB’s Northern Towers Reach their Full Heights

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Yesterday was “mission accomplished” for another segment of the project, when towers on the west/northbound span reached their 419-foot heights.

Correction: one tower reached full height; the others are very close to it.

“The new bridge’s westbound towers are reaching their ultimate height, 419 feet above the Hudson River,” per today’s press release. Their jump forms will be removed within the coming weeks.

Earlier information was sourced from a @NewNYBridge tweet yesterday.

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More than one year after crews began working on the towers we’ll see their chamfered designsPhotos courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Stay Cable Installation Continues — a Closer Look

Nighttime view of the construction project, stay cables courtesy New York Geomatics, Inc.

Nighttime view of the construction project, stay cables courtesy New York Geomatics, Inc.

Each of the bundled metal strands — sheathed, anchored and monitored by the project team for flexibility and strength — are attached to the road deck from the main span towers. End to end they’d reach 700 miles and are . . .

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. . . contained in 14 miles of stay cables, 12 on each side of each tower, to support the new highway. We saw these yesterday and had camera ready.

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I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Main Span Channel Closed until 4:30 p.m.Today

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While you were driving by, concrete batch plants were adding to the new bridge’s road decks. Photo courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

Today’s the first main span channel closure so structural steel sections and road deck panels can be installed between the towers.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Morning View from above the Main Span Channel

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Sunrises and sunsets on the river are painted from Mother Nature’s palette. Chris Lopez, a surveyor at New York Geomatics, Inc., was working on the new bridge’s towers before dawn and had a perfect view of the day awakening.

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Above is the main span channel, which will close this Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the first of approximately 70 closures through December 2017.

“Project crews (will) install new sections of structural steel and road deck panels between the towers of the new crossing. Cranes, barges and other construction equipment will occupy parts of the channel during this time,” per a recent project update.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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