Progress at One57 following the crane collapse has actually been impressive, with the building’s glass facade having risen several floors since the incident. Comparing the below photo with the last update on the project, from October 7th, shows just how far the building’s facade has come.
As glass has continued to rise, the dominance of One57 on the skyline has also seemingly increased. The facade makes the tower seem more streamlined and taller, and the tower looks much more imposing when viewed from 57th Street.
While facade and interior work have continued, there will still surely be delays given the collapse of the tower crane. Completion of the building’s crown will likely be delayed significantly as the crane is still attached to the side of the tower–dismantling something so heavy from 1,000 feet up has to be extremely difficult, although it’s nice to see construction continuing on the parts of the tower that don’t require a crane.
Below is a photo taken from the October update, showing that–despite Hurricane Sandy–construction on the building has indeed resumed.
|One57 in October of 2012|