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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #2021
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BTW those round things at the 2 ends look like they could be some sort of teleporters. quick shortcut from one end of the hub to the other?
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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #2022
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Would that be inches? 24x24 in (2ft x 2ft) or 12x12 in (1ft x 1ft)
I agree the curved planters and tree planting would have been a better transition from a squared building to the curved oculus. I assume the steel understructure for the trees would have been much more expensive.
Oops, yes dimensions in inches, originally Tishman/Ferreira was requesting the marble contractor to deliver 12x12in marble tiles, but the contractor has been negotiating with Tishman/Ferreira to acquire bigger tiles (24x24in) in order to reduce labor costs.
The other white marble pieces surrounding the oculus outline at the plaza are cut sections of large slabs of almost 11ft long!!

The black pavers are something completely different. Here's the dimensions I previously posted

(all of them have a thickness of 3")

8'3" x 5"0" Mesabi black (thermal finish)
5'0" x 2'6" Mesabi black (thermal finish)
3'0" x 1'6" Mesabi black (thermal finish)
2'0" x 1'0" Mesabi black (thermal finish)
3'0" x 1'0" Woodbury (GEM 8 type)

The current arrangement is very similar to the one I just posted above. Here's the final design I copied to my model from LS drawings.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #2023
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Laptop can't handle to render such big jpgs textures, but here's a screengrab of how the plaza will look. Note that the steel seats between portals are not shown.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 03:06 AM   #2024
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Your work just gets better and better! Great Job, Otie.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 04:10 AM   #2025
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Sorry if it's a personal question Otie, but what do you do for a living? You have such great diagrams of the site and I was just interested if you have some type of involvement of what goes on their, at the WTC site? Again, sorry if it's personal.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #2026
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And look what just arrived on site:

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Old April 18th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #2027
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First above ground pieces!!!
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Old April 18th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #2028
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Unloading them now
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Old April 18th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #2029
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They look gray, not white.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #2030
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And look what just arrived on site:

Definetely rafter pieces of abutments!!!
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Old April 18th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #2031
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So the new crane will arrive once all the portals are installed?
And will they keep the design that allows sunlight into Hub?
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #2032
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sorry, wrong forum

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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #2033
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I find that watching the construction of this project (and many others) is similar to... erm... a most pleasurable physiological response:

You don't want it to end while it's progressing, even though it keeps getting better, but at the same time the completed project is all you are hoping to see.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #2034
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From WTCProgress,


"Workers install sub and lower portals at WTC Transportation Hub Oculus."
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Old April 19th, 2013, 02:57 AM   #2035
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^Photo about two weeks old.

Controversy, the current Skanska cranes will erect all the steel of the oculus, mobile crane is being used by Enclos for skylight installation.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 05:41 AM   #2036
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Thanks, Otie.
And there's 4 portal left.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 10:31 AM   #2037
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Laptop can't handle to render such big jpgs textures, but here's a screengrab of how the plaza will look. Note that the steel seats between portals are not shown.
This might be a dumb question but will those gaps in the arches serve as an entrance to the transit hub or will there be a specialized entrance?

I am also wondering about rain and snow and other weather elements that could get into the transit hub through those gaps. Will it be closed off with glass?
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Old April 19th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #2038
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those gaps are filled with glass
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Old April 19th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #2039
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This might be a dumb question but will those gaps in the arches serve as an entrance to the transit hub or will there be a specialized entrance?

I am also wondering about rain and snow and other weather elements that could get into the transit hub through those gaps. Will it be closed off with glass?
There will be glass filling the gaps, forming an isolated chamber inside from the exterior environment.

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World Trade Center Oculus by Otie O'Daniel, on Flickr

Entrances are located at abutment areas.

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santiago calatrava 6 by This Week in New York: twi-ny.com, on Flickr
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Old April 20th, 2013, 04:29 AM   #2040
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"The WTC Transportation Hub's grand staircase will connect 12 subway lines and the WTC PATH upon completion."
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