Construction Time-Lapse Released on Hudson Yards Opening Day

The official Hudson Yards construction time-lapse of the enormous New York City development was released today in celebration of its partial opening. EarthCam’s 4K-quality  construction timelapse movie chronicles each stage of the project, starting in December 2012 and continuing to the present day. Challenges included the continual reprogramming of more than 72 unique robotic camera angles positioned around Manhattan’s West Side and across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

The largest private real-estate development in the history of the U.S., Hudson Yards’ main retail portion and the Vessel, Thomas Heatherwick’s interactive, public sculpture, are now open. Sales have also begun for the multimillion-dollar residences in 35 Hudson Yards, the tallest residential tower rising in the Related/Oxford Properties Group development at more than 1,000 ft. tall.

Elevator Ad One of Superbowl LIII’s Funniest

Yes, the game was boring and featured a team that shouldn’t even have been there (thanks refs), and the halftime show was laughable (Adam Levine’s embarrassing striptease featuring Russian prison tattoos that looked freshly painted on), but the Big Game did deliver on a few funny ads, including this one starring Jason Bateman as an elevator attendant taking a couple of car shoppers “down, way down” to shop for their new vehicle. On the way down, they pass floors where the experience is arguably worse than car shopping: getting a root canal, taking the middle seat on a plane full of coughing travelers, enduring the “facts of life” talk from a parent, attending a vegan dinner party featuring “beetloaf” … You get the idea. Thanks to the couple choosing a certain brand of car and shopper experience, they bypass the dreaded car lot and vulture-like salespeople. Check it out above!!

Fox Business Segment Features New SnapCab Product

For nearly 25 years, elevator contractors have turned to SnapCab to design and manufacture interiors for both new installations and modernizations. The company has worked hard to make it easy to find simple solutions for customized cab walls and ceilings, engineered for quick installation. It took dedication and a certain kind of genius to develop the product line, and that genius has resulted in a new offering from the company: the Pod. A growing trend in workplaces today is the open-office concept. Instead of individual rooms or walled-off cubicles, the open office brings workers into a communal space of tables, couches and countertops that promotes collaboration and is designed for our mobile culture (think laptops, tablets and smartphones). But, there are times — such as when making an important phone call or meeting with a client — that having a little privacy and seclusion is a good thing. That’s where the Pod, a standalone quiet  room, comes into the picture. The producers at Fox Business liked the idea enough to feature it on their program, “Inside The Blueprint,” which you can watch by clicking on the video link above.