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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #44901
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every time i see a picture like this i cover up the parts with no glass and pretend its finished... hahaha beautiful picture!!
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #44902
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That is one sexy render!!!

Just phoned British Airways and they won't let me book my flight for 2012 yet! Guess i'll have to wait til then.
Are you glad you didnt book in 2012 now? Being that the completion is this year now
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #44903
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Will this be open by September or is there no set date yet?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #44904
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Will this be open by September or is there no set date yet?
No set date. But should be open by years end.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:06 PM   #44905
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One World Trade Center To Reach Full Height On Monday

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stori...ight-on-monday

Monday is what we're looking for, folks!

I think I already know what to do tomorrow ...but it is going to rain tomorrow and Tuesday so maybe they will reschedule it for Wednesday?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #44906
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topping out tomorrow
Why not on Sunday? It's a nice day and no rain.

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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #44907
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Would you like to work on a Sunday?

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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #44908
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i got to new york yesterday and got some pictures. i must have just missed the new spire piece.



the base




this will be a great picture when its done!


this tower is completely overpowering and extremely domination!


cant wait to see it completed and washed up!
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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #44909
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From "World Trade Center" Facebook's page.
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View on the WTC site from the top of the antenna


And the antenna before it reaches its final height...

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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #44910
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iv been thinking about the beacon and was wondering that if it could be seen from 50 miles away, what will happen when a tower eventually surpasses the hight of the spire? the way things are looking now it would probably be a residential tower and I'm guessing that it billionaire residents wouldn't be to fond of having a spot light shown in their windows ever night..
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #44911
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Been making a 2 year timelapse of the skyline. Here is a little promotional thingy I made about it so you all have something to look forward to this coming month!

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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:19 PM   #44912
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Many years ago, the Conan O'Brien Show visited Chicago for a week and had a gag character called "The Sears Tower Dressed in Sears Clothing". Going with that theme, WTC 1 would be dressed in green plaid shorts with a blue striped shirt, wearing a refinery cracking tower as a hat. It's a little bit sad that this supposed new national icon has been value engineered down to such a disgraceful level.

And it doesn't end there unfortunately. WTC 4 is the most boring near-supertall ever constructed. WTC 3 has already been stripped of much of its ornamental cross bracing. I shudder to think what they're going to do to WTC 2 when it's completed in a decade or two. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up with a flat roof.

Where did the planners elect to spend the money? On a two billion dollar doondoggle of a "memorial" - two black pits that they will now have to charge visitors to see because it's far too expensive to maintain. No expense spared there. Instead, an ugly cracking tower on the roof of WTC 1 for lack of a few million dollars.

Looking past the excitement of finally seeing this thing completed after the most glacial construction pace since North Korea's Hotel of Doom, I have little doubt it will eventually be viewed with the same level of appreciation the original Twin Towers were given before 9/11. That is, not very much.

NYC had a chance (some would even claim a national obligation) to do something spectacular at the WTC site. Sorry, I can only describe my feelings watching this 12-year ordeal limp to a close as not one of pride or satisfaction, but rather one of mild embarrassment.

But I guess this is the "new normal" for America today. Want innovation and forward thinking? Go to China. Here, we throw our borrowed money into black holes.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #44913
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So I'm guessing the cranes will start to come down in May?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #44914
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So I'm guessing the cranes will start to come down in May?
Maybe one of them. They've still got to finish the rest of the communications ring.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #44915
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I'm really looking forward to the final completion of the communications ring and spire. Once it's complete and ready for use, I'm hopeful that all the nasty communication equipment that has clogged the Empire State Building will move to 1WTC's communications ring. The ESB would look sharp and clean without all that nasty equipment slapped on it.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #44916
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later this week, this side's cladding will finally be finished and hopefully the beacon will have been placed at the top of the mast.

[IMG]http://oi43.************/262rwoz.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #44917
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I'm interested to see how easily visible the beacon will be from very far off. I hope it's not a faint blur in the distance from over 35-50 miles
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #44918
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later this week, this side's cladding will finally be finished and hopefully the beacon will have been placed at the top of the mast.

[IMG]http://oi43.************/262rwoz.jpg[/IMG]
I believe the beacon is already installed on the mast.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #44919
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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #44920
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Earth cam should installed a camera in the beacon what a great view that would be !to bad if they it probably would not work half the time freaking earth came.
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