Paola calls these “Kyle windows”. I’m always poking my nose in these clear plexiglass diamonds to see what’s going on beyond the green plywood barriers. Construction is fascinating and I think it brings out the little kid in all of us.
My theory is that these windows have been put there for liability reasons so that curious people like myself will know what they’re getting into before they decide to jump over the top of the wall and explore. I could be wrong.
Anyway, here are some photos of a backhoe and other adults enjoying the view of the giant hole in the ground that will soon be One Vanderbilt, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal.