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One Vanderbilt gets first of two cranes en route to 1,401-foot apex

One crane will lift steel and the other will lift concrete

The first of two cranes that will help build the city’s second tallest office tower, One Vanderbilt, has arrived on site in Midtown East. Construction on the 1,401-foot office tower officially started back in October, with a foundation following in February. The first steel column for the structure was installed in late June.

The crane that arrived on site this week is one of two that will rise with the building. As was done with One World Trade Center, the cranes will affix to the building and be moved up every four floors that are established. One of the cranes will be designated to lift steel and the other will lift concrete.

YIMBY notes that steelwork reached street level about a month ago, giving onlookers a little something more to look at than a hole. The official One Vanderbilt Instagram isn’t the only account posting photos of the Midtown East construction site. One crane will lift steel and the other will lift concrete

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One Vanderbilt

1 Vanderbilt Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10017 Visit Website

One World Trade Center

285 Fulton Street, Manhattan, NY 10006