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Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:May 10th, 2017, 11:36 am
by SpaceBallz
At first glance I thought it was all tinted glass now LOL

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:May 12th, 2017, 12:51 pm
by Seth Rex
I wonder now if this is the reason it's gonna take a while before we get a new live action Ghostbusters film.

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:May 12th, 2017, 6:35 pm
by Kingpin
Doubtful, they'd probably only need a few days to film any stuff around the exterior of Hook & Ladder 8, and that could be pushed towards the end of the filming schedule to accommodate the refurbishment, getting other scenes filmed beforehand in the meantime.

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:August 27th, 2017, 7:11 am
by Lee FW
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX6EKqvB7fY ... sfirehouse

Not sure wether it's just the lighting in the pic but it looks like she's scrubbing up good!

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:November 17th, 2017, 5:14 pm
by AlisonG
Hi everyone!!

Does anyone happen to know if the renovations have been completed yet? My husband and I are heading to NYC in 3 weeks and me being a massive GB fan, I absolutely HAVE to see the firehouse. We'll still go either way, but want to be fully prepared to be disappointed if the scaffolding is still in place (to save the embarrassing 30something year old tears that may come either way haha)

Thanks in advance

Ali x

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 6th, 2018, 12:31 pm
by Kingpin
It's been a long two years, but we're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel:

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Interesting to see that the windows have been extensively modified, and now fill the stonework completely (they now look closer to their Real Ghostbusters counterpart).

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Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 6th, 2018, 1:42 pm
by mcbuster
holy moly it looks beautiful

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 6th, 2018, 1:49 pm
by timeware
I'm planning a trip next year. Does anyone know if Hook ladder and 8 runs any walking ghost tours through New York? It would be a nice way for them to generate funding if they did.

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 12th, 2018, 7:40 pm
by DL4567
It's been a week since their April 5th facebook update with the first of the above photos. Can any New Yorkers confirm if more scaffolding has come down since then?

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 14th, 2018, 12:18 pm
by Lee FW

Interesting to see that the windows have been extensively modified, and now fill the stonework completely (they now look closer to their Real Ghostbusters counterpart).

Great catch on the windows, I completely overlooked that detail at first glance. I'd take a guess that's now closer to it's original 1904 design (minus the fact it used to be 2 engines wide before Varick was widened and the building halved)
If anyone knows of any early photos I'd love to see them.
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Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 18th, 2018, 6:00 pm
by DL4567
It's been a week since their April 5th facebook update with the first of the above photos. Can any New Yorkers confirm if more scaffolding has come down since then?

Any updates? It's now been almost 2 weeks since the above photos.

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 19th, 2018, 4:24 am
by Kingpin
This photo was shared by Ghostbusters Incorporated Worldwide on Facebook towards the end of last week:

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Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 19th, 2018, 8:21 pm
by SpaceBallz
VERY beautiful, I love it!

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:April 30th, 2018, 5:39 am
by Kingpin
Just when we thought we'd seen the full extent of the building's renovation, there's been another update:

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In addition to the new doors, the floodlights have been replaced (I think the station still has the red beacons on either side of the doors, they've just had their covers removed. Hopefully we'll see the memorial plaques reinstated soon.

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:February 11th, 2019, 6:04 am
by Kingpin
I'm pleased to report (Via Pablo Mc-Cee on the GBFans Facebook page) that the half of the Ghostbusters II sign that was on display at Hook & Ladder 8 has resurfaced, and is back on display:

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Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:February 11th, 2019, 4:06 pm
by Sav C
Cool! I wonder if they will use it in the new movie.

Re: Hook and Ladder 8 Renovations

PostPosted:February 12th, 2019, 1:23 am
by Kingpin
Cool! I wonder if they will use it in the new movie.
If the Firehouse appears, the production may well just manufacture a new one, possibly based on the first sign from 1983/4.