Nifty·Posted on Mar 20, 202015 Pictures Showing Super Essential Work That Should Definitely Be Happening During A PandemicDefinitely need another one of those!by by Matt StoperaBuzzFeed Staff, by Dave StoperaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink As New York City and the world grind to a halt, thankfully some things have gone on as normal. The truly ESSENTIAL projects like... 1. This luxury condo building that no one can afford and will be vacant for years: Cameron Curtis @csc18 @StephenLevin33 @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCMayor how are luxury condo construction sites exempt? #StayHome 12:07 PM - 20 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. The construction of a $100 million townhouse we ALL need in these difficult times: Kara Kelly @Kara__Kelly Building a $100m luxury townhouse is #NonEssential work. These workers are at risk and risking everyone they come in contact with. #50W69ST Shut down all #NYC construction! #StopConstruction #stopthespread #nonessential @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor @NYCComptroller @NYCDOB 06:07 PM - 19 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. This future half vacant WeWork we can all rally around: Hypocramist @hypocramist212 .@NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo explain how construction sites are FULLY PACKED while you’re publicly shaming young people for leaving their house. @Gothamist isn’t this across from your office? 07:34 PM - 19 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. Another life-affirming mall in beautiful Hudson Yards: GuajoloteG @GGuajolote @NYGovCuomo @CuomoPrimeTime hey, to my two favorite Cuomos, how is it Hudson Yards can continue to operate construction? How is this social distancing? Isn’t this a danger to themselves & public?@_HudsonYardsNYC @BBBSNYC @NYStateofHealth @NYCMayor @ABC7NY @Gothamist #COVID19 06:47 PM - 19 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. A residential building that will be lauded by the mayor as more "affordable housing" when only .7% of the building was reserved for that: Twitter: @BonnetTheBird 6. Another Chase Bank the neighborhood can call its very own: da bee doh @dabido @NYCMayor @NYCMayorsOffice @nyc311 if we're all supposed to be social distancing and isolating at home, why is this construction jackhammering still ongoing? This 🔊 is incredibly loud all day, nonstop. 04:27 PM - 19 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. In times like these, we need more condos: Rebecca Leigh Sil @RebeccaLeighSil Hey- @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor why is unnecessary condo construction still happening? The city is virtually on lockdown. But investors still gotta meet their deadline? Two condos are being built. 03:50 PM - 19 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. We need more private residences for Ross from "Friends" to live in: luisa @luisadieznuts apparently gentrifying brooklyn is essesntial work that must go on in a pandemic and construction workers’ health is not v important? 01:18 PM - 20 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. WE NEED CONDOS!!! Jason Rabinowitz @AirlineFlyer How long is a NYC going to ignore the fact that extremely non-essential construction sites have been going full speed ahead through the #COVID19 days. This is ridiculous and I feel bad for those workers. 12:50 PM - 19 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. Thank you, New York, for realizing what's important: TrMat333 @TrMat333 @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo @SenSchumer @SenGillibrand live from a construction site this AM that you refuse to close....so much for promoting social distancing 11:25 AM - 19 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. For keeping the heart and soul of this city alive: Robert Mee-rahl-ya @robmiraglia At this point into their virus mitigation efforts, Wuhan was building hospitals; NYC is still building luxury rentals. We need a moratorium on non-emergency/safety related construction activity NOW @NYCMayor @NYCSpeakerCoJo 03:01 PM - 18 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. These luxury buildings are New York City tough! Matty 🌈 @mattyigreene Condo construction before 8:30 am this morning. How can residents of Crown Heights self quarantine with this noise? One of my neighbors says she has flu-like symptoms. Next to the Bishop Orris G. Walker Jr. Health Care Center too @NYCMayor @NYCMayorsOffice @NYGovCuomo @NYGov 12:31 PM - 18 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. A virus can't stop another CVS from being built! Chris Harper @Harper10185 @CuomoPrimeTime @melissadderosa @ChrisCuomo Guess these fellas and their families don’t factor into the wave. @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor @NYC_DOB SUSPEND ALL BUILDING PERMITS! CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE PEOPLE TOO! 01:15 PM - 17 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. No, in a time like this, people need hope. They need buildings with a waterfall in the lobby: upsided @upsidedx Not even a deadly worldwide pandemic can stop a New York City real estate developer from digging out the basement of a new luxury condo building in Brooklyn. @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo 12:48 PM - 18 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. Thank you, New York, for proving that we don't stop for anyone. Liz Willen @L_willen This is hardly social distancing. Yet the luxury building boom in NYC continues unabated... apparently essential? #coronavirus 01:03 PM - 20 Mar 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Unless someone with more money wants us to stop.