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CurbedWire: Bendy at One Jax, Clamping Down on Cranes

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GREENWICH VILLAGE?The "bendy crane," also known as a concrete pump, has come to One Jackson Square (above), the future site of much undulation. Writes a tipster: "The crew and equipment were changed a few weeks ago after the piles and underpinning were completed. The new crew has been working on Saturdays to tie rebar in preparation for pouring the foundation in the southwest corner
of the lot." Does the word "rebar" make anyone else hot? Just askin'. [CurbedWire Inbox]

DISASTERVILLE?While the investigation into the cause of the fatal crane collapse in Turtle Bay continues, the Buildings Department has announced some interim changes to inspection protocol for tower cranes: "Until further notice, a Buildings Inspector must be present on a construction site whenever a tower crane is raised or lowered in New York City, to ensure safe practices are being employed by those operating the crane. In a regulatory notice issued to the construction industry today, Commissioner Lancaster outlined this and other measures, including a requirement for engineers who design cranes to inspect the cranes before they are raised or lowered." [CurbedWire Inbox]

One Jackson Square

122 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10006