Tag Archives: construction

Trump To Impose Stiff Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Thursday that he will impose stiff and sweeping tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum as he moved to fulfill a key campaign promise to get tough on foreign competitors. Mr. Trump said he would formally sign the trade measures next week and promised they would be in effect “for a …

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NYC: Construction Crane Collapses Onto NGLTF’s Office Building

On Saturday a 250-foot construction crane collapsed onto the downtown Manhattan office tower that houses the headquarters of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. There were no injuries. A giant crane toppled onto the top of a 25- story building in lower Manhattan Saturday night, sending waves of bricks and stone plummeting to the sidewalk, authorities and witnesses said. …

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Burj Dubai Opens Today

More than twice as tall as the Empire State, the Burj Dubai officially opens today in a heavy cloak of security. Dubai is set to open the world’s tallest building Monday as the city seeks to revitalize its economy after a debt crisis in 2009 that forced the once-hot financial center to turn to neighboring Abu Dhabi for help. The …

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Again!

I cannot believe this. ANOTHER construction crane has collapsed on the Upper East Side, killing at least two people. Two people died in a crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Friday morning, according to the city’s fire department, reports WCBS-2 in New York. The construction crane smashed into a high-rise apartment building before crashing more than a …

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Curse Of The Upper East Side Strikes Again

Good grief. It’s raining men again on the UES. A man fell to his death at a construction site on the Upper East Side on Monday. The incident happened at 67th Street and 1st Avenue at a building called The Laurel. Police said they responded to the fall at around 10:32 a.m. The 24-year-old man fell from the 23rd floor …

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Literally FUBAR

Gotham nightclub FUBAR was destroyed in a construction disaster on Manhattan’s East Side this afternoon, just about a mile from my apartment. A 15-story construction crane collapsed, destroying an entire five-story apartment building and FUBAR. At least three people were killed. Something is seriously wrong with construction oversight in this town, this shit is happening every week. More photos.

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