Moving to NYC - where to live?

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  1. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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    No worries, we'll post it here at NBR first to give you a heads up. Not like anyone else reads this forum any more so not like anyone else will know.
     
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  2. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Everything that is even remotely related to NYC must go, including its citizens, which, let's face it, are the biggest problem NYC has. Hipsters, shysters, baristas, economists, basically everyone, including you, 2.0.
    I'm sorry it has to be that way...
     
  3. 2.0

    2.0 Former NBR Macro-Mod®

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    Alright, well, if it's for the greater good...
     
  4. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    I knew you would understand!
     
  5. radji

    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    You don't got no room to talk there university student!
     
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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    You've said something, college student?
     
  7. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Ever get the job? Certainly hope so and would like to know. Love unique architecture and that building sure has it.

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    Favorite building I've worked in: Brinderson Towers
     
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  8. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    Might look cool, but at what cost?

    http://articles.latimes.com/1991-09-11/business/fi-2009_1_office-building


    Honestly this is my biggest problem with the construction I do. I'm currently working mainly on county schools, k-12. Some of these schools go well into the $40 million mark(county population of 148k persons), and are extravagant as can be, I'm talking 35 foot ceilings, insane shapes/designs that actually make usability worse, etc. I guess this is what happens when you pay architects a % of the job cost..
     
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    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Wow, that's a large default. He was later foreclosed on. Thanks for the article I had no idea. I always thought too many buildings in America lacked architectural style. Hopefully a school like you are describing will last many generations to come.
     
  10. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    I was actually looking for construction costs of the building when I came across that. I don't think most people realize what it actually takes to make something 'look cool'. It gets even worse when you're doing a project that big with huge corporations doing the work. The larger the construction company the slower and more expensive it is to get it done usually. I'm used to working for myself or a smaller organization, but while working for a larger company I can think of multiple times where I have been slowed down intentionally simply for working too fast.
     
  11. AmazingGracePlayer

    AmazingGracePlayer Notebook Deity

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    Nope! Not the one in LIC, they wouldn't pay me enough. I am now looking in DC (VA cities near DC, specifically) and have similar questions...
     
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