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New Orleans Hotel Collapse Closed Streetcar Line
Posted by MidlandMike on Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:41 PM

The collapse of the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel under construction blocks canal Street , and has closed at least one line, and has shortened the Canal line.

https://www.nola.com/news/article_08092dec-ee00-11e9-962f-678201542f24.html

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, October 14, 2019 9:54 AM

A temporary blockage of a streetcar line seems a lot less significant than a building collapse. 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, October 14, 2019 11:08 AM

charlie hebdo
A temporary blockage of a streetcar line seems a lot less significant than a building collapse.

But -- with no disrespect to MidlandMike -- it makes it possible to discuss the building collapse on a potentially-overmoderated railroad forum.

It did remind me of an old commercial:  the spokesperson takes a drag on a cigarette and exhales through a piece of cloth, then holds it up to show the resulting tarry spot and intones "Think what smoking a pack a day, every day, would do to your _________."  Fill in the blank with the correct answer if you remember; I'll bet it isn't what most people would think of right away.  Just as streetcar delays might not be the first concern about the importance of what happened in New Orleans...

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, October 14, 2019 12:23 PM

Overmod
charlie hebdo
A temporary blockage of a streetcar line seems a lot less significant than a building collapse.

But -- with no disrespect to MidlandMike -- it makes it possible to discuss the building collapse on a potentially-overmoderated railroad forum.

Shhhh, they're sleeping....

Overmod

It did remind me of an old commercial:  the spokesperson takes a drag on a cigarette and exhales through a piece of cloth, then holds it up to show the resulting tarry spot and intones "Think what smoking a pack a day, every day, would do to your _________."  Fill in the blank with the correct answer if you remember; I'll bet it isn't what most people would think of right away.  Just as streetcar delays might not be the first concern about the importance of what happened in New Orleans...

Just a WAG, was he worried about clothing or curtains?

 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, October 14, 2019 1:52 PM

SD70Dude
Just a WAG, was he worried about clothing or curtains?

No, it was parts of the human body.  Not the parts you or I would likely think of first!

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, October 14, 2019 2:09 PM

Overmod
SD70Dude
Just a WAG, was he worried about clothing or curtains?

No, it was parts of the human body.  Not the parts you or I would likely think of first!

Teeth?

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Posted by MidlandMike on Monday, October 14, 2019 10:07 PM

charlie hebdo

A temporary blockage of a streetcar line seems a lot less significant than a building collapse. 

 

I thought that would have gone without saying.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:21 PM

SD70Dude
Teeth?

Teeth.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:10 PM

SD70Dude
 
Overmod
charlie hebdo
A temporary blockage of a streetcar line seems a lot less significant than a building collapse.

But -- with no disrespect to MidlandMike -- it makes it possible to discuss the building collapse on a potentially-overmoderated railroad forum. 

Shhhh, they're sleeping.... 

Overmod

It did remind me of an old commercial:  the spokesperson takes a drag on a cigarette and exhales through a piece of cloth, then holds it up to show the resulting tarry spot and intones "Think what smoking a pack a day, every day, would do to your _________."  Fill in the blank with the correct answer if you remember; I'll bet it isn't what most people would think of right away.  Just as streetcar delays might not be the first concern about the importance of what happened in New Orleans... 

Just a WAG, was he worried about clothing or curtains?

When CSX opened the Dispatching Center in Jacksonville in the round building - smoking was permitted at each of the Dispatcher's desks.  To make the rear projection track model display screens visible, the general lighting was held at a rather dim level - light enough to conduct routine business, but not bright enough to see much above head level.  One day professional photographers were brought into the facility to take pictures and the lights were turned up to full intensity - and there it was - a smoke cloud around the entire building descending about 4 or 5 feet from the ceiling.  I might add that the white sound deadening ceiling tiles were a shade of tan rather than white.  Subsequently smoking was banned at the desks and allowed in the break room, where a 'Smokeater' unit was installed, subsequently smoking was only allowed outside the building.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:51 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:33 PM

blue streak 1

Friends that I race with are involved with cranes in NYC, one is the supervisor of the outfit the keeps jacking them up as the build progresses.  The other is a crane operator - the climb to work gets longer with every additional floor, wind it the biggest safety issue, with that being said, once a cement pour starts it has to continue to completion.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:20 PM

   The cranes are supposed to be demolished Friday evening, no time given yet.  WWLTV has a live cam on it at

https://www.wwltv.com/video/news/live_breaking/hard-rock-hotel-collapse-update/289-1064963

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, October 18, 2019 1:48 PM

Crane demolition now expected to happen noon, Saturday.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:34 PM

   Now it's Sunday afternoon.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:21 PM

Assume the streetcar is back?

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:41 PM

daveklepper

Assume the streetcar is back?

 

   No service on Rampart and Loyola.   Canal St is running only on outer part; no service downtown.  Looks like it'll be a long time, especially on Rampart, as that is where the cranes and a lot of debris fell.

http://www.norta.com/Maps-Schedules/Service-Alerts.aspx

Click on streetcar icon.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Monday, December 6, 2021 10:26 PM

   Anybody remember this?  Streetcar service resumed on Canal Street yesterday.  Resumption of service on Rampart St. will take some time longer as falling debris caused a lot damage there.

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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Monday, December 6, 2021 11:18 PM

teeth

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:30 PM

Give that man a cigar!

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:06 PM

   OK, you guys had me puzzled till I looked back in this thread.  Looks like we've encountered a time warp of over two years.

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:49 PM

The reopening of the complete line to the river is huge news for New Orleans.  The Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 will bring thousands of tourists to a city that is slowly building back its visitor numbers.

The tourists are drawn to the Canal line, especially since they can take a streetcar to City Park, or go straight on Canal to the cemeteries.

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