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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:21 AM   #2241
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With towers 1 and 4 wrapping up construction wise, and 3 seemingly on hold, it's nice to know we will have this beauty to watch be built for the next couple of years.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:56 AM   #2242
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It will be stunning


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Old May 30th, 2013, 07:38 AM   #2243
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With towers 1 and 4 wrapping up construction wise, and 3 seemingly on hold, it's nice to know we will have this beauty to watch be built for the next couple of years.
where this "on hold" came from? I think that it is going slowly given the fact that #4 is not fully leased yet. But on hold - this is not correct.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #2244
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He said seemingly on hold, an observation based on an apparent reality, not on a fact.

Anyways, for those who didn't know, Skanksa is also erecting the columns and fascias on a multilevel corridor that connects the hub with T3 and T4, these columns have the same architectural design as the rest of the hub. Storefront glass doors installation is underway through the East-West Corridor.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #2245
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Here's a link to a live camera. It's not the best, but at least it's something:

http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/live-camera.html
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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #2246
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And this might be a live view:

http://www.911memorial.org/webcam
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Old May 30th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #2247
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That's a lot of scaffolding.
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They have loaded stacks of parts and are in the process of assembling them in the west end of the oculus. Perhaps this will be how they will insert glass and apply the white paint. I think Otie said a while back that the entire space of the interior will be filled with scaffolding.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:46 PM   #2248
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Very cool East West Connector shot from the WTC Progress Facebook Page:
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:48 PM   #2249
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Truly stunning, LOVE the marble!
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Old June 1st, 2013, 02:04 AM   #2250
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okay, that looks great. I've never been sold on this, but apparently there is no substitute for acres of marble. going to be stunning when the whole thing is done.
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Old June 1st, 2013, 03:34 AM   #2251
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Marble looks fantastic and great to see its almost done with the storefronts and all! Can't wait to shop here
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Old June 1st, 2013, 12:44 PM   #2252
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Is it possible someone could highlight on a picture of the site showing where this east-west connector runs under the site?
That'd be really good :-)
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Old June 1st, 2013, 03:07 PM   #2253
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Is it possible someone could highlight on a picture of the site showing where this east-west connector runs under the site?
That'd be really good :-)
If you watch this video, you'll see the connector at the end...links the path station to the WTC1 (it's basically under the street that will run between WTC1 and the memorial): http://lockerz.com/u/20435192/decalz...iago_calatrava
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Old June 1st, 2013, 07:08 PM   #2254
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seems amazing!
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Old June 4th, 2013, 02:04 AM   #2255
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Old June 4th, 2013, 03:37 AM   #2256
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I'm disappointed by the speed of this lately. It's like they installed the underground sections, taking the time to make sure the alignment was PERFECT so that the top would go smoothly. Then they placed the first ten upper portal pieces and the 2 ends then everything came to a screaching halt. I mean how long have those portal pieces been laying on the ground at the western end? I know some will say "you just don't understand the complexity of a project of this scale". The one thing I do know is that with proper planning and quality control of the parts, you put one piece after another without long delays with fit and refit. and refit and refit...
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Old June 4th, 2013, 07:40 AM   #2257
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I think the hold up is the delivery of the scaffolding for the lower level that will rise to temporarily hold the portal steel until it takes its own tension and weight. The first pieces of this scaffold are above the top (west) crane.
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Per last report, scaffold will be used for skylight project, not for load assistance for upper portals. These are taken by the guy wires and temporary bracing between north and south.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #2259
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I'm disappointed by the speed of this lately. It's like they installed the underground sections, taking the time to make sure the alignment was PERFECT so that the top would go smoothly. Then they placed the first ten upper portal pieces and the 2 ends then everything came to a screaching halt. I mean how long have those portal pieces been laying on the ground at the western end? I know some will say "you just don't understand the complexity of a project of this scale". The one thing I do know is that with proper planning and quality control of the parts, you put one piece after another without long delays with fit and refit. and refit and refit...
None of us know the exact erection procedure that is required here.

What I can tell you for a fact is that a PE signed and sealed erection procedure was created for this work. A very specific set of steps and guidelines for installation.

If you look at the steel on the East and West ends, as well as the portals, you will see a lot of very large areas where the primer was held back. These are weld joints.

These are very large weld joints. I would assume that they need to complete a considerable amount of those welds in order to continue to erect this structure. It would be ill advised to have such an awkward structure not be locked into final position and continue to add new pieces.

food for thought.
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First western portal piece has been installed!
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