horizons82 wrote:kas1 wrote: Here's archived Street View imagery of a 15 story building under construction on a corner: https://www.google.com.ar/maps/@-34.583 ... 6656?hl=en
Buenos Aires is not remotely comparable to the US in terms of building code and OSHA requirements. Show me a project in Nashville, Chicago, etc, and I'm all ears. Otherwise you're talking about an overhaul of state and federal safety regs, good luck with that...kas1 wrote: And for that matter, cranes can be installed within the footprint of a building itself: https://firstname.lastname@example.org ... 6656?hl=en
Now this is more possible, but as you can see they're still taking over sidewalk and street space.
I'm speaking more broadly than just this one project. I've lurked here a long time and seen countless complaints about sidewalks being closed for years at a time for simple projects such as building renovations. It seems clear to me that Kansas City lacks either the desire or the institutional know-how to minimize the effects of construction on the public ROW. The example I posted from NY is a larger building than Two Light yet it intrudes no more into the public ROW than Two Light does despite part of the intrusion into the street being used for pedestrian circulation. If it didn't provide space for pedestrians, as Two Light doesn't, then it would clearly intrude less. But contractors in Kansas City won't ever have any incentive to improve if the attitude from the public is that it's just part of life.