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I took this foto at 15:40 yesterday, and I’ll call it “prelude to afternoon golden hour,” but this is a view of the turbine from the Battery Park direction. A few weeks ago, I recorded 18 minutes, so here’s more than twice that.
So . . . the bright sunshine and 45+ degree temperature coaxed me out to take some fotos, and soon I’m having a conversation with a gentleman whose first thought was wind power device was deck-mounted equipment on the reddish tanker. Clearly here . . . t-o-w-e-r rhymes with power and not lawn mower. I’m guessing it to be the tallest structure in Bayonne. Any idea what Manhattan’s first skyscraper was and where? It lasted only three years (1853–6) before it burnt down.
Some of the parts are US-made; others come from Austria. Here are some introductory technical details. If I read Leitwind’s homepage correctly, this is their first turbine delivered to the US. Here are even more technical details, again from a New Jersey publication.
Northern New York state has a surprisingly large number of such turbines, as documented in tugster here, and “salties” have been delivering components into the upper Midwest through the St. Lawrence and into the Great Lakes, as Marlene Green, shown here . . . although I caught her running empty. The five states that currently have the highest percentage of their electric power generated by turbine are: Iowa, the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Kansas. Atlantic City has five turbines. Are there others in NJ? And Staten Island . . . the idea of wind turbines atop Fresh Kills has certainly been discussed.
As of this writing, I’ve not seen any NY papers mention the Bayonne tower. Hmm.
Oh, the first “skyscraper” was Latting Observatory, standing 315 feet. To learn more, click here. This bit of erudition comes compliments of Tom Flagg, who is also responsible for this great but maybe slow-loading document of the bygone era of marine rail on the west side of Manhattan. Thanks, Tom.
Late first snow this season unless you count the few flurries over the sixth boro last October, but flakes did obscure vision this morning. Of course, Cheyenne is always recognizeable and busy, but Arabian Sea (in green) I had to guess at.
But I was looking for a good 10 minutes at this right in front of me and did not even SEE it. No, not Sanko Blossom, but that new feature beyond her . . . that light colored structure obscured
It’s good for my self-confidence that I saw the tower yesterday also, and got fotos of the 260′ tower then, over beyond Hanjin Albany. Otherwise I might have suspected it came with the storm. The blades weren’t turning, though, in spite of the wind, since it won’t go operational for a month or so yet.