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Gouverneur’s Topping Off? Not So Fast

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The other day Lo-Down contributor Mitch Weinstein posted, humorously,  about his angst-filled days waiting to find out how much of the view from his apartment was going to be obscured by the new tower Gourverneur Hospital is building at 227 Madison Street. See the flag on the roof? Everyone knows that means the building has been "topped off," right?! There was even a big ceremony attended by elected officials and other dignitaries.


But it appears Gouveneur's new tower is still growing taller. See the new photo Mitch sent us yesterday:


According to the NYC Health & Hospitals web site, the celebratory event the other day was a "steel topping out ceremony." It signified the "placement of the
final steel beam on the roof of the future Ambulatory Care Pavilion.
The beam is the last of 1,100 tons of structural steel that the two
organizations responsible for the construction, Hunter Roberts and the
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) used in the
Pavilion’s steel skeleton."

By the way, the new facility is expected to open in early Spring 2011. 

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