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Details for Benchmark: KU1056

N 40° 44.983 W 073° 57.133 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 11.78

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In QUEENS county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
Y 346
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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An easy find, as described and in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoY346 Disk
photoY346 Setting

I don't know how I missed this benchmark. I work in the building. Took me over a year to see that it was there. I didn't even bother to check for any surrounding benchmarks at work and I just happen to run into the one.

It is in good condition. The paint is getting thin on it and you can see the green under it. All the words and numbers are clear.

[Photos:]
photoKU1056

Found as described in good condition.

rec. in good condition.

Mark is still in good condition.

Found it.® It's right there, Harry! Caching nearby. In good condition.

Found by description. We were doing a nearby geocache.

[Photos:]
photoKU1056 NYC Queens NY Close Up
In Long Island City
photoKU1056 NYC Queens New York View Southwest

Recovered as described in good condition.

It's next to a ramp by the entrance to a Board of Education building on Vernon Boulevard.

Submitted to NGS as "good"

[Photos:]
photoKU1056 "Y 346" setting, L.I. City, Queens NY
View of building from across Vernon Boulevard.
photoKU1056 "Y 346", L.I. City, Queens NY

Was in the area and picked up a cup of coffee right in front of DISK. Disk in good condition and easily found.

Disc is in good shape right where the directions said it was

[Photos:]
photothe disc
disc on side of board of education building. (note:as of yesterday, ironically enough, the bd of ed might be a thing of the past).
photo59th St. brindge
the 59th St. (queensboro) bridge
photocitibank
the tallest building in queens

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1952 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 AT NEW YORK. AT NEW YORK, IN BOROUGH OF QUEENS, AT LONG ISLAND CITY, AT INTERSECTION OF VERNON BOULEVARD AND 44TH ROAD, 10 FEET WEST OF WEST CURB OF VERNON BOULEVARD, 15 1/2 FEET NORTH OF EXTENDED NORTH CURB LINE OF 44TH ROAD, SET VERTICALLY IN EAST FACE AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF CITY OF NEW YORK, BOARD OF EDUCATION, BUREAU OF SUPPLIES BUILDING, 1 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF BUILDING AND 2 FEET ABOVE SIDE WALK.
01/01/1955 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1991 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1991 (PW) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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