Almost everyday they rise before the crack of dawn to build the city that never sleeps. From the freezing cold, to the blistering heat, in rain, hail or snow they are down underground or at dizzying heights fabricating the skyline. The un-glamorous tales of people involved in construction are often left untold. We never see the dust, the noise, the heavy lifting and the make-shift toilets in the corner of the 90 million-dollar penthouse. In full (safety) armor, altitude or weather, each episode of Mad Men valiantly pursues the overlooked parables of those who contribute to the bloodthirsty capitalist machine of New York.
conversations from the sLAB EDGE
The world of construction is the concrete jungle amplified. Above all of the dust, dank water, putrid corners, piercing grinders and clinking hoist elevators you hear excerpts of conversations; some banal, some unexpected and some heated. This column brings you the pirate parlay on New York's construction sites.
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A behind the scene look of NYC construction sites.