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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:53 AM   #2321
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Hey Otie ... what are the lighting fixtures for the Oculus going to be? I know they have the glass and skylight for the daytime but how is this going to be lit up inside during evening hours?
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Old June 14th, 2013, 05:14 AM   #2322
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That artwork looks like something straight out of 1986. Not bad though, I quite like it.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #2323
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Hey Otie ... what are the lighting fixtures for the Oculus going to be? I know they have the glass and skylight for the daytime but how is this going to be lit up inside during evening hours?
Aside from the store's lights and ceiling bulbs, there's these PAR-38 uplights just a few inches above the street level that will illuminate the portal frames/ribs from the inside, a bulb between 2 adjacent portal frames. Per drawings, skylight won't get specialized architectural illumination. Now that I think about it, it wouldn't look bad to add some multicolor LED spotlights at the edges of skylight glass and change these for special events.

Some last minute modifications are being made to accommodate fixtures for special events, including audio and lighting equipment, Westfield wants this project to become a main symbol of the company, just as the Port Authority is. I don't have information about these latest features.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 07:33 AM   #2324
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Notice the new OTIS escalator that arrived to Platform A on PA photo, the other one got severely damaged and needed a complete replacement after Sandy stroke.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #2325
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Old June 14th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #2326
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They surely look odd, must be for abutments.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #2327
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Some last minute modifications are being made to accommodate fixtures for special events, including audio and lighting equipment, Westfield wants this project to become a main symbol of the company, just as the Port Authority is. I don't have information about these latest features.
Westfield needs to be in the background as much as possible ... their corporate ego needs to be removed. Much like the PA should have kicked Douglas Durst to the curb years ago as well.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #2328
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They surely look odd, must be for abutments.
Those big flat pieces must be for the overhangs over the entrances at the ends. I'm surprised they are going in so early, maybe they need to be there to provide "counterweight" on the abutments?
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Old June 14th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #2329
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Old June 15th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #2330
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Watching these red scaffolds coming up...



...I can't avoid posting a photo from the construction plans of the Agora in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain:



Taken from the website of PERI, the company which provided scaffolding solutions for the construction of a series of Calatrava projects in Europe & the States...
Lots of photographic material... Insight & food for thought...

http://www.peri.com.mx/projects.cfm/...gory_ID/17.cfm

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Old June 15th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #2331
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...and a great infographic in spanish showing the final (but without the "wings") looks of the venue in Valencia...



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any news about the construction?
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Old June 16th, 2013, 04:31 AM   #2333
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any news about the construction?
Are. You. Kidding.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #2334
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Is the Pope Catholic?
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Old June 17th, 2013, 01:23 AM   #2335
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Old June 17th, 2013, 03:22 AM   #2336
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That's beyond amazing.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #2337
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do anybody knows what happened with 'street view' camera of http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/...nter/index.php
There is no broadcasting for about a week already
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Wasn't that one of the issues with the twin towers? I know this is completely different but shouldn't the whole structure get fireproofed?
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It doesn't seem necessary to fire proof this structure. This steel isn't holding up the weight of a building above. It is also exposed and at street level. Meaning, it is within reach of regular hose trucks as compared to most floors in a tower which can't be handled with conventional firefighting. Does that sound like valid reasoning?
Another thing, is that the space the structure is containing (the oculus) is very big and much more exposed to the exterior than a typical office floor in a typical building, meaning that the temperatures generated by an eventual fire will be much lower.

Even if there's a big fire, engulfing several retail stores, the heat generated will be easily dissipated to the exterior. In an office building, with much lower ceilings and less apertures to the exterior, (and many times with spaces compartmented with walls) the heat of a fire gets concentrated as in an oven.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #2339
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More from the WTC Progress Facebook Page ("Workers install stone flooring in East West connector of the WTC Transportation Hub."):
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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #2340
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That's the 9A Underpass, just behind the photographer is the escalators for Brookfield entrance.
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