Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Because this is soothing our frazzled nerves

Several readers have been reporting incessant noise this morning somewhere around the Con Ed Substation on East 14th Street and Avenue C. One reader thought, at first, there was another explosion.

Turns out that a pile driver is putting in the foundation support for the new apartment complex on Avenue B and East 12th Street. There isn't much escape from the noise. Meanwhile, many nearby residents are still without electricity, water and heat. (And there is a school directly next door.)

Here's what 30 seconds of the construction noise sounds like. It has been going on the entire morning. The whole block seems to be vibrating. One resident said that he is worried about a building collapse.


8 comments:

VH McKenzie said...

Thanks for the explanation -- heard this racket this morning and couldn't figure out what it was.

Anonymous said...

Bloo,berg halted all construction today because of the storm so they shouldn't be doing that.

Goggla said...

Ugh. When I was in high school, there was a pile-driver in action outside our classroom windows for three friggin' years. It really can drive a person mad and I'm sure the vibrations aren't good for any unstable buildings in the area.

Does that thing run on electricity, gasoline, or something else? Just curious.

Dan LD said...

I live across the street from this. The entire building was shaking like crazy.

Gojira said...

Come now, folks, just suck it up - our new developer overlords have mandated that our personal quality of life, space, air and light matter not a whit in their pursuit of ever-more-obscene profits. Get used to it.

faces said...

Goggla: i believe it runs on pure hatred and is lubricated by the tears of orphaned children.

Anonymous said...

This is EVERY morning for me, living close to the (former) Cabrini construction site.

Anonymous said...

Lived on that block in the 80s. Not sure that noise is an improvement!