Trump Parc construction object falls 25 stories, hits driver

There are 17 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from May 22, 2008, titled Trump Parc construction object falls 25 stories, hits driver. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

A driver suffered minor injuries after a piece of construction material fell 25 stories from the Trump Parc site through the cab of his truck and struck him in the shoulder Wednesday morning, according to ...

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former stamford resident

Ocoee, FL

#1 May 22, 2008
With all I`m reading about higher taxes and people can`t afford to live in Stamford any more and blaming the need , or in some people`s opinion,the not needing, of more paid firefighters,I would at this time like to bring to the attention of the people of Stamford that a high rise building like the one in this story is one of the reasons that it gets more and more expensive to live in Stamford.Why do people need a 34 story building. Who`s going to benefit the most out of that building, except Donald Trump. I doubt that he`s going to pay his fair share of property taxes,big shots never do.Whenever a large commercial building is constructed, like a mall, buildings like this one, etc,special deals are made to get them to build in Stamford and the middle class is hit with the difference.Hence, the need for more emergency services, schools to educate the children of the people that are going to buy those expensive condos,oh wait, they`re most likely going to private schools,but I think you get the drift of what I`m saying. Stamford has become a mini New York since the mid 50`s, and it`s never going to stop. Soon everyone is going to be commuting from other places to get to work in Stamford. They should have left it a small city/town like it was way back when. It was a lot better then than it is now.
Life long S Resident

North Brunswick, NJ

#2 May 22, 2008
former stamford resident wrote:
With all I`m reading about higher taxes and people can`t afford to live in Stamford any more and blaming the need , or in some people`s opinion,the not needing, of more paid firefighters,I would at this time like to bring to the attention of the people of Stamford that a high rise building like the one in this story is one of the reasons that it gets more and more expensive to live in Stamford.Why do people need a 34 story building. Who`s going to benefit the most out of that building, except Donald Trump. I doubt that he`s going to pay his fair share of property taxes,big shots never do.Whenever a large commercial building is constructed, like a mall, buildings like this one, etc,special deals are made to get them to build in Stamford and the middle class is hit with the difference.Hence, the need for more emergency services, schools to educate the children of the people that are going to buy those expensive condos,oh wait, they`re most likely going to private schools,but I think you get the drift of what I`m saying. Stamford has become a mini New York since the mid 50`s, and it`s never going to stop. Soon everyone is going to be commuting from other places to get to work in Stamford. They should have left it a small city/town like it was way back when. It was a lot better then than it is now.
I am a current Stamford resident. Actually, you are wrong. When there is an over-supply of houses or commercial real estate on the market, the market tumbles - remember the late 80s? It's supply vs. demand. This is no different. I am a single mother, working middle-class, and by the way, my daughter has gone to private schools since the 2002/2003 school year.
That being said, I do not like when there are workers who live elsewhere, work in Stamford. A City tax on those individuals would be nice to alleviate our tax burden.
Also, if it's a mini-Manhattan, how do all of the illegal aliens afford to live here, not to mention all of the minorities.
You don't live here, so what do you care? I've been here since 1969!
As for the driver of the truck - damn! I drive by there every day and could not believe the concrete pourers being hauled up on the crane...insane! I need to find a new way to drive to work!
A special thanks to Jodi Rell for being so responsive in inspecting the crane, and thank goodness the driver wasn't hurt!
former stamford resident

Ocoee, FL

#3 May 22, 2008
Life long S Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a current Stamford resident. Actually, you are wrong. When there is an over-supply of houses or commercial real estate on the market, the market tumbles - remember the late 80s? It's supply vs. demand. This is no different. I am a single mother, working middle-class, and by the way, my daughter has gone to private schools since the 2002/2003 school year.
That being said, I do not like when there are workers who live elsewhere, work in Stamford. A City tax on those individuals would be nice to alleviate our tax burden.
Also, if it's a mini-Manhattan, how do all of the illegal aliens afford to live here, not to mention all of the minorities.
You don't live here, so what do you care? I've been here since 1969!
As for the driver of the truck - damn! I drive by there every day and could not believe the concrete pourers being hauled up on the crane...insane! I need to find a new way to drive to work!
A special thanks to Jodi Rell for being so responsive in inspecting the crane, and thank goodness the driver wasn't hurt!
My dear lady, I was born ,raised, educated, and worked in Stamford until 1996, and this all started in 1938. I`ve been around the block a few times and then some.I know what goes on up there,and it`s no different than any where else. I`m glad to hear that your child was lucky enough to attend private school. I could never afford to send my children to private schools.The reasons that I still don`t live up there any more is that I`m retired and therefore can`t afford the high cost of living,plus I got injured several times in the line of duty and the cold winters play havoc with my injuries.That being said ,I want you to know that I do care what happens in Stamford, it`s my home town. As far as the illegals go , everyone knows that they pack em in like sardines in those run down apartments. The land lords, or should I say slum lords charge them by the head and by the week.I`m glad that truck driver didn`t get seriously injured also. The reason that people,emergency services people, live out of town is simple, they can`t afford Stamford. It`s what I`ve been saying for many years.Stamford was better years ago when it was a smaller city/town. When it became a mini manhattan is when all the real problems started.You`d have to have lived there back then to understand what I`m talking about. Oh and yes I do remember the late 80`s and the failure of the housing market,I was one of the many people that lost just about everything.Thank you for understanding.P.S. I have more to say on the subject , but I`m kind of tired.My Stamford injuries are really hurting me.
Publius

AOL

#4 May 22, 2008
former stamford resident wrote:
a high rise building like the one in this story is one of the reasons that it gets more and more expensive to live in Stamford.Why do people need a 34 story building. Who`s going to benefit the most out of that building, except Donald Trump. I doubt that he`s going to pay his fair share of property taxes,big shots never do.Whenever a large commercial building is constructed, like a mall, buildings like this one, etc,special deals are made to get them to build in Stamford and the middle class is hit with the difference.Hence, the need for more emergency services, schools to educate the children of the people that are going to buy those expensive condos,oh wait, they`re most likely going to private schools,but I think you get the drift of what I`m saying. Stamford has become a mini New York since the mid 50`s, and it`s never going to stop. Soon everyone is going to be commuting from other places to get to work in Stamford. They should have left it a small city/town like it was way back when. It was a lot better then than it is now.
Obviously, anyone can say whatever they want in here, and it's anonymous, so if you're wrong, nobody will know who you are.

BUT...you're wrong, on several counts.

1. Trump is not the owner or the builder of this building. They are just using his name for a fee because it lends prestige to the building.

2. It is very unlikely there will be school age children in the building. That means that the largest share of city services will not be provided for the residents, and their taxes will be mostly profit for the City (IOW, it will reduce the tax bills for everyone else).

3. Since the building is condo, it is not a commercial building and the condo units will be assessed based on sale value, same as private houses.

4. So, the "middle class" will benefit from expensive housing units paying full taxes, but not using most city services.

5. The idea that Stamford is a "mini-New York" is more than a small exaggeration. Maybe Stamford could be a "mini-Boston". There is no even close comparison between Stamford and NYC
Gordon Shumway

Sand Lake, NY

#5 May 22, 2008
It is amazing how a story about a poor truck drivers near death experience gets morphed into several bandwagons. There is no escaping the fact that the Trump Parc(k?) project is not the most welcome building in Stamford. I'm curious, by what twisted notion of "prestige" does the name Trump add to this building. Seems a lot of projects in the Tri-State area involving the Trump name have had some sort of construction anomoly. I think most people don't want a mini New York here, let a lone a mini Boston. How about a standard size Stamford? Works for me (pun intended)!
former stamford resident

Ocoee, FL

#6 May 22, 2008
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Publius wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously, anyone can say whatever they want in here, and it's anonymous, so if you're wrong, nobody will know who you are.
BUT...you're wrong, on several counts.
1. Trump is not the owner or the builder of this building. They are just using his name for a fee because it lends prestige to the building.
2. It is very unlikely there will be school age children in the building. That means that the largest share of city services will not be provided for the residents, and their taxes will be mostly profit for the City (IOW, it will reduce the tax bills for everyone else).
3. Since the building is condo, it is not a commercial building and the condo units will be assessed based on sale value, same as private houses.
4. So, the "middle class" will benefit from expensive housing units paying full taxes, but not using most city services.
5. The idea that Stamford is a "mini-New York" is more than a small exaggeration. Maybe Stamford could be a "mini-Boston". There is no even close comparison between Stamford and NYC
Well Mr.Publius, that is your last name I presume,if it`s true that Trump was paid a fee to use his name,it must have been a wopper because that`s one hell of a name. And what would the liability on Mr. Trump`s part be if someone should get injured on the property that bares his name. Sounds like a fairy tale to me.and why would the probability of having no school chrildren in the building , you did say they`re going to be condo`s,unless the "owners"of this prestigous building are planning to discriminate against families with school age chrildren.I also wonder what makes you think that those expensive units are going to sell when everyone else`s property is going straight in the toilet. And paying full taxes so everyone else`s taxes will be reduced? What drugs are you on.And yes , a mini New York. Stamford is close to manhattan as everyone knows,and though expensive it`s still cheaper than N.Y., so people have been moving from New York to Stamford for the "cheaper"rent and commuting to the City to make the big bucks. Look at your tv personalities, God know how many of them live in and around the Stamford area. It`s been going on for many years. How many tv people have you ever heard of that commute to N.Y. from Boston.Get wise to yourself.
Mini New York Please

Brooklyn, NY

#7 May 22, 2008
People who call Stamford Mini New York have never been to New York. Period. That line is borderline insane. Stamford is 5 square blocks of city, surrounded by suburbs and run down shit. I for one would welcome a mini New York.
Joe

Madison, NJ

#8 May 23, 2008
That building is ugly and Stamford is an ugly city.
Jason

Stamford, CT

#9 May 23, 2008
former stamford resident wrote:
With all I`m reading about higher taxes and people can`t afford to live in Stamford any more and blaming the need , or in some people`s opinion,the not needing, of more paid firefighters,I would at this time like to bring to the attention of the people of Stamford that a high rise building like the one in this story is one of the reasons that it gets more and more expensive to live in Stamford.Why do people need a 34 story building. Who`s going to benefit the most out of that building, except Donald Trump. I doubt that he`s going to pay his fair share of property taxes,big shots never do.Whenever a large commercial building is constructed, like a mall, buildings like this one, etc,special deals are made to get them to build in Stamford and the middle class is hit with the difference.Hence, the need for more emergency services, schools to educate the children of the people that are going to buy those expensive condos,oh wait, they`re most likely going to private schools,but I think you get the drift of what I`m saying. Stamford has become a mini New York since the mid 50`s, and it`s never going to stop. Soon everyone is going to be commuting from other places to get to work in Stamford. They should have left it a small city/town like it was way back when. It was a lot better then than it is now.
I agree, taxes keep rising, yet big shots like Trump are enjoying tax breaks by Malloy. I've been hearing prices for the Trump towers, they are unbelievable, anyone who can afford that is not your typical average Stamford resident. All i see now are condos being built, people purchasing million dollar homes with no property at all. Malloy is a very nice man, and also very smart, but what he has done with this city is horrible. I have seen nothing good come from him being the Mayor however, I will say he does take care of the city workers, at least a majority of them.
Stamford Stinks

Cobalt, CT

#10 May 23, 2008
Joe wrote:
That building is ugly and Stamford is an ugly city.
Yep, an ugly city for the poor and disappearing middle class.
former stamford resident

Ocoee, FL

#11 May 23, 2008
Mini New York Please wrote:
People who call Stamford Mini New York have never been to New York. Period. That line is borderline insane. Stamford is 5 square blocks of city, surrounded by suburbs and run down shit. I for one would welcome a mini New York.
You`re missing the point. Of course it`s not identical to New York,that`s why I call it a "mini "New York. Open your eyes and you`ll see that there`s more than " 5 " square blocks of city. Some of the suburbs have been built up for quite some time , like high ridge rd., and long ridge . The traffic in Stamford is terrible for a 40 sq. mile "5" block city. And yes I`ve been to New York countless times . Hung around there many years ago. This town has been over developed ,mostly by one huge local builder. With all the massive construction that has hit Stamford since the mid 50`s ,I`ve never seen any tax breaks for local home owners,at least not when I was a local home owner.Taxes have always found an excuse to go higher.
Scary

Egham, UK

#12 May 23, 2008
For the past few months, I've had a vaguely uneasy feeling when I drive by this construction site. Funny, I don't get the same feeling when I go by RBS (despite the racist worker(s)).

Maybe the bad juju comes from Trump being flush against Washington and Broad. Maybe it's the big crane.

Regardless, it seems like a good idea to take an alternative route home from work.
Jason

Stamford, CT

#13 May 23, 2008
Scary wrote:
For the past few months, I've had a vaguely uneasy feeling when I drive by this construction site. Funny, I don't get the same feeling when I go by RBS (despite the racist worker(s)).
Maybe the bad juju comes from Trump being flush against Washington and Broad. Maybe it's the big crane.
Regardless, it seems like a good idea to take an alternative route home from work.
I should sue those mother ******s, I've run over pleny of sheot that's dropped from those bastards, my tire has a freaken nail in it, and some piece of crap fell luckily missed my car thanks to the wind. Let something happen to my car, next thing that will fall will be that mother f****** building, along with those ****ing SOB's on top of it. And I will make Trump s**k my *uc**** d***, with that *uc**** grin on his face, then after i will say "No.. YOUR FIRED!!!!!!"
MCNY

Middle Village, NY

#14 May 23, 2008
former stamford resident wrote:
<quoted text>My dear lady, I was born ,raised, educated, and worked in Stamford until 1996, and this all started in 1938. I`ve been around the block a few times and then some.I know what goes on up there,and it`s no different than any where else. I`m glad to hear that your child was lucky enough to attend private school. I could never afford to send my children to private schools.The reasons that I still don`t live up there any more is that I`m retired and therefore can`t afford the high cost of living,plus I got injured several times in the line of duty and the cold winters play havoc with my injuries.That being said ,I want you to know that I do care what happens in Stamford, it`s my home town. As far as the illegals go , everyone knows that they pack em in like sardines in those run down apartments. The land lords, or should I say slum lords charge them by the head and by the week.I`m glad that truck driver didn`t get seriously injured also. The reason that people,emergency services people, live out of town is simple, they can`t afford Stamford. It`s what I`ve been saying for many years.Stamford was better years ago when it was a smaller city/town. When it became a mini manhattan is when all the real problems started.You`d have to have lived there back then to understand what I`m talking about. Oh and yes I do remember the late 80`s and the failure of the housing market,I was one of the many people that lost just about everything.Thank you for understanding.P.S. I have more to say on the subject , but I`m kind of tired.My Stamford injuries are really hurting me.
Though I sort of agree with you both. The city has changed a lot. I feel it is for the better. Connecticut needs one great city. There is no iconic city in the state. New Haven is nice, Hartford has its potential, but Stamford can put Ct. on the map. I know it is expensive, I too lived there, and left for Manhattan. Stamford is a city and cities change and grow tall whether you like it or not. I like it. Fairfield County and the state lose its young people for a reason, it is boring! NYC is expensive, so is San Francisco and they retain their young people. Bring in the nightlife and the restaurants. I welcome them.
former stamford resident

Ocoee, FL

#15 May 23, 2008
MCNY wrote:
<quoted text>
Though I sort of agree with you both. The city has changed a lot. I feel it is for the better. Connecticut needs one great city. There is no iconic city in the state. New Haven is nice, Hartford has its potential, but Stamford can put Ct. on the map. I know it is expensive, I too lived there, and left for Manhattan. Stamford is a city and cities change and grow tall whether you like it or not. I like it. Fairfield County and the state lose its young people for a reason, it is boring! NYC is expensive, so is San Francisco and they retain their young people. Bring in the nightlife and the restaurants. I welcome them.
When I was younger,(many years ago),I too wanted the night life,but to find it you had to go into Westchester. I used to go to the Bronx and Manhattan but that became too expensive. Westchester was perfect,not too far of a drive and the bars were open `til 4a.m.Stamford offered very little, and it was expensive to live there. Now that it`s growing even larger, in population,traffic,big buildings ,that give it the big city effect,it still ,probably , dosen`t offer a whole lot except expensive restuarants and high parking fees, and once again high taxes. If these fat cat builders were charged the full tax rate it wouldn`t be a sore spot with many people, but you know that deals are made and they slide while the hard working middle class guy and gal are picking up the slack. That is a little unjust.
TRUMP 90pc UNSOLD

Englishtown, NJ

#16 May 24, 2008
Regardless of what the sales office tells you. They release inventory slowly over several months/years. All their buildings between NYC (including) and Boston had to be converted to lately rentals. The buyers who thought they could flip or rent at rates enough to cover their mortgage got scre*wed. And Trump is so noveau riche..yuck..why would I buy there when for the price I can have a large waterfront condo in Greenwich, Stamford or Norwalk with a dock.
former stamford resident

Ocoee, FL

#17 May 26, 2008
As I remember, back in the mid to late eighty`s,A certain huge construction company in Stamford built some high rise condos, and because of the economy and the wonderful I.R.S., that changed the income tax structure that involved investors renting furnished condos ,couldn`t sell those new plush condos , so they were rented out , plushly furnished, probably at a loss so they could get a tax credit, and even though the housing market was in a crunch,more and more construction was going on. Make sense? Not to me. The city kept issuing building permits when nothing,or next to nothing was selling.Again, make sense? Again, not to me. And the beat goes on. Everyone makes out except the tax payer. What else is new. It`s never going to stop, and certain people welcome this crap?

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