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Old January 12th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #301
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Good zoom-in on the east box girder and its temporary supports:

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Old January 12th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #302
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I've been meaning to ask you this for about two years now. Why do you always write "well" in place of "will"? lol
hmmmm.... I think he like well more then will... LOL
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Old January 13th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #303
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General MacArthur should have said "I will return !"

My will well not be overcome.

English is such a silly and confused language. Some dictionaries list over 20 meanings for both, will and well.

Swiddle, excellent find. The guy on the ladder really brings it in to perspective ! It looks like half a ship's hull half finished.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #304
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Great to see it starting to come alive. Thx for the updates! After seeing the fantastic new station in Liege I can't wait to see it finished! The station of Lisbon is also a work of beauty.

It's a shame that the design is a bit watered down. If you want a Calatrava you need to be able to afford it. They knew in advance his designs are challenging in terms of engineering and are always expensive as a result (he almost always goes over budget).
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Old January 24th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #306
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They started building a new temporary(?) structure on top of the arches close to the northern tower crane. Will it be used for staging of materials, because some of the former staging areas are no longer accessible because of the arches?

Hopefully they start with the central spine soon!
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Old January 26th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #307
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wow...Those trolls are gettin' more and more stupid every day..
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Old January 27th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #308
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Otis Selected for World Trade Center Transportation Hub

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 26, 2011
Otis Elevator Company will provide 21 elevators and 47 escalators to the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan, New York. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp."Otis is proud to take part in the reconstruction at the World Trade Center," said Otis President Didier Michaud-Daniel. "Our proven products and experience will be integral in providing safe and dependable transportation to the hub's expected 250,000 pedestrians every day."
Otis elevators and escalators will help connect passengers to existing and future transportation services, including World Trade Center office towers, the Memorial and Museum, Hudson River ferry terminals, the World Financial Center, PATH trains and 11 subway lines, as well as approximately 200,000 square feet of retail facilities. The hub is scheduled to open mid-2014.
Otis will install heavy-duty escalators to ensure reliability while minimizing environmental impact. These escalators include a high-efficiency lubrication system that reduces oil consumption by up to 98 percent. In addition, highly efficient LED skirt lighting will help enhance passenger safety while minimizing energy consumption.
Otis products have been selected for mass-transit locations around the world, including Los Angeles International Airport in the U.S., Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Schkeuditz Airport in Germany, and metro systems in China, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan. The company also services elevators and escalators at high-performing buildings worldwide, such as the Shanghai World Financial Center.
"We are delighted to apply our expertise in supporting major infrastructure projects to meet the needs of this impressive transportation center," said Randy Wilcox, President, Otis North and South America Area. "Otis has successfully partnered with the World Trade Center in the past and we look forward to providing the products and services needed to efficiently move millions of hub passengers each year."
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains 1.7 million elevators and escalators worldwide. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #309
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Old January 28th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #310
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Was the previous WTC Path station or either station in WTC Schindler?
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Old January 29th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #311
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Otis Selected for World Trade Center Transportation Hub

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 26, 2011
Otis Elevator Company will provide 21 elevators and 47 escalators to the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan, New York. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp."Otis is proud to take part in the reconstruction at the World Trade Center," said Otis President Didier Michaud-Daniel. "Our proven products and experience will be integral in providing safe and dependable transportation to the hub's expected 250,000 pedestrians every day."
Otis elevators and escalators will help connect passengers to existing and future transportation services, including World Trade Center office towers, the Memorial and Museum, Hudson River ferry terminals, the World Financial Center, PATH trains and 11 subway lines, as well as approximately 200,000 square feet of retail facilities. The hub is scheduled to open mid-2014.
Otis will install heavy-duty escalators to ensure reliability while minimizing environmental impact. These escalators include a high-efficiency lubrication system that reduces oil consumption by up to 98 percent. In addition, highly efficient LED skirt lighting will help enhance passenger safety while minimizing energy consumption.
Otis products have been selected for mass-transit locations around the world, including Los Angeles International Airport in the U.S., Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Schkeuditz Airport in Germany, and metro systems in China, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan. The company also services elevators and escalators at high-performing buildings worldwide, such as the Shanghai World Financial Center.
"We are delighted to apply our expertise in supporting major infrastructure projects to meet the needs of this impressive transportation center," said Randy Wilcox, President, Otis North and South America Area. "Otis has successfully partnered with the World Trade Center in the past and we look forward to providing the products and services needed to efficiently move millions of hub passengers each year."
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains 1.7 million elevators and escalators worldwide. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
Otis!! He loves us!!

OK, that's the last time I make that reference. Nice to see them buying local.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 04:57 AM   #312
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Otis Selected for World Trade Center Transportation Hub

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 26, 2011
Otis Elevator Company will provide 21 elevators and 47 escalators to the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan, New York. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp."Otis is proud to take part in the reconstruction at the World Trade Center," said Otis President Didier Michaud-Daniel. "Our proven products and experience will be integral in providing safe and dependable transportation to the hub's expected 250,000 pedestrians every day."
Otis elevators and escalators will help connect passengers to existing and future transportation services, including World Trade Center office towers, the Memorial and Museum, Hudson River ferry terminals, the World Financial Center, PATH trains and 11 subway lines, as well as approximately 200,000 square feet of retail facilities. The hub is scheduled to open mid-2014.
Otis will install heavy-duty escalators to ensure reliability while minimizing environmental impact. These escalators include a high-efficiency lubrication system that reduces oil consumption by up to 98 percent. In addition, highly efficient LED skirt lighting will help enhance passenger safety while minimizing energy consumption.
Otis products have been selected for mass-transit locations around the world, including Los Angeles International Airport in the U.S., Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Schkeuditz Airport in Germany, and metro systems in China, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan. The company also services elevators and escalators at high-performing buildings worldwide, such as the Shanghai World Financial Center.
"We are delighted to apply our expertise in supporting major infrastructure projects to meet the needs of this impressive transportation center," said Randy Wilcox, President, Otis North and South America Area. "Otis has successfully partnered with the World Trade Center in the past and we look forward to providing the products and services needed to efficiently move millions of hub passengers each year."
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains 1.7 million elevators and escalators worldwide. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
Schindler is a very excellent elevator company to install. Otis is a thumbs down. Then again, I watched the video on YouTube relating to the elevators at the Twin Towers that the elevators plunged until exploded (terrible safety design). Some were trapped, some were working and at one point, two elevators at Top of the World elevators (the very exact ones on the YouTube video Top of the World by vmMovies) plunged some 110 floors, 107 to B2 (A World Record plunge? and never thought the express elevators go to basement as well) this is bad. It's good they install ThyseenKrupp elevators at Freedom. Is 2,3,4 WTC will be installed by Otis? Schindler's a thumbs up and Otis needs some buck up and again 7WTC is owned by Otis again. So those who have been to Top of the World once, was it a bad experience?
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Old January 30th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #313
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And I almost forogt, Shanghai's World Financial Centre observation deck elevators are Mitsubishi and not Otis.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:21 PM   #314
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My Mom worked for Westinghouse/Schindler for 12 years. (She retired 10 years ago.)

She was rather ticked off that TK got the contract for Tower One.

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They started building a new temporary(?) structure on top of the arches close to the northern tower crane. Will it be used for staging of materials, because some of the former staging areas are no longer accessible because of the arches?

Hopefully they start with the central spine soon!
Yes, I think it is a staging platform for the "Spine Nodes". If not for the weather they probably would have started installing them by now.

Did anyone notice the workers shoveling snow off the arches into dumpsters today?
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My Mom worked for Westinghouse/Schindler for 12 years. (She retired 10 years ago.)

She was rather ticked off that TK got the contract for Tower One.



Yes, I think it is a staging platform for the "Spine Nodes". If not for the weather they probably would have started installing them by now.

Did anyone notice the workers shoveling snow off the arches into dumpsters today?
Arggghhh! Thyssen Krupp won the contract. But Otis lost because of hidden bombs in Otis.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #316
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Did anyone notice the workers shoveling snow off the arches into dumpsters today?
Yeah, noticed it as well. Was wondering why, thought the central spine and the rest of the decking come next.. we'll see

Maybe they were afraid that the snow will become too heavy for the temporary supports in case another snow storm arrives?!
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Old February 4th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #317
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Yea, like the one tomorrow. (Saturday) It looks like it's going to be mostly sleet and freezing rain, that would add alot of weight .
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Hopefully it won't be too bad.

BTW, the staging platform has been finished today and now there is something on it which looks like it could belong to the spine!
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http://lowermanhattan.info/news/mile...ion_64700.aspx

Milestones Keep WTC Transportation Hub on Track

The three new towers are not the only construction sites making good progress in the World Trade Center (WTC) east bathtub. The WTC Transportation Hub, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, also has reached several milestones this winter, with more than 2,800 tons of permanent steel now erected in the station.

The Port Authority reports that construction of the iconic structure’s signature sweeping arches had made major progress -- on their way to forming the Hub’s mezzanine level. Erection of the north, south, and center span arches also has been completed. Other recent progress includes installation of the Hub’s northwest “supercolumn,” which is a key pillar for providing the structure’s distinctive openness.

Meanwhile, construction of the East Box Girder continues and welding is commencing. The massive steel girder is essentially an underground bridge to permanently support the 1 train subway box in place while allowing commuters to travel below it. It will link the main Transit Hall area with the east-west connector -- serving as part of the future pedestrian concourse that will stretch as far west as the World Financial Center, and as far east as the Fulton Street Transit Center’s William Street entrances.

The WTC Transportation Hub will restore and enhance the PATH station that existed prior to September 11, 2001. It has been designed to accommodate 250,000 pedestrians per day. The existing temporary PATH station, with access at Vesey Street and West Broadway, accommodates approximately 50,000 pedestrians per day.
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Discovery Channel's "The Rising", Photo of the week.


Billy DePasquale, Project Manager for the transportation hub at ground zero, waiting for the PATH train for his morning commute that begins at 3:30AM.
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