5o Elevation may be achieved through a variety of methods, including elevating on continuous foundation
walls; elevating on open foundations, such as piles, piers, posts or columns; and elevating on fill.
Executed without a single injury, the operation marked what project officials note is a new volume threshold for a continuous foundation
pour: 21,200 yd.
The foundation will include a continuous foundation
wall, a majority of it below grade, six-inch slab on grade, and concrete pier that support main structural frame elements.
This building, however, is the first in New York City with a continuous foundation
under the entire building.