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Old January 17th, 2014, 04:09 AM   #3181
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Ever since the earthcam went down, there hasn't been a single post with manually taken pics of the site. Is there nobody in the area taking photos!!
Most people don't even know what this is going to be.

The few times I walk by the site, I see people puzzled and confused by all the steel. They have no idea they're going to be using it for transportation.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 05:22 AM   #3182
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Are you sure the Oculus path will open this year? That would be great news for my commute if so...
Yes, beneath the B1 balcony, south section. Last report I have lists the opening for Q4.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #3183
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Old January 20th, 2014, 02:25 PM   #3184
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They were lifting lots of upper portals the last days, I would pay to have the earthcam back to have a look at it

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Ever since the earthcam went down, there hasn't been a single post with manually taken pics of the site. Is there nobody in the area taking photos!!
I've also been wondering why there are so few photos around, because the structure is visible also from the memorial with tons of tourists..
Anyway, here is one..

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The New World Trade Center Transit Hub Begins to Rise, Santiago Calatrava, Designer, Lower Manhattan, New York City von lensepix auf Flickr
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Old January 20th, 2014, 04:49 PM   #3185
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I'm not sure which is taking longer to build... the Oculus or all of that scaffolding.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:05 PM   #3186
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without Oti and Oli83 this thread would be dead in the water! Thanks for keeping things current, you're both awesome. Is there any way vantage point from the side? I think a profile pic would give us a better sense of how close the gap is to being fillied-in.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:20 PM   #3187
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Thank you, you're welcome!

I fear there is no good vantage point for trespassers to take pics from the side, I agree that this would be the most interesting perspective (besides the view from above, of course). So we have to rely on WTC Progress on Facebook, let's hope they keep us up to date..
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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:23 PM   #3188
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edit: found another one!
I Brightened it up so we can see it better.


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Old January 20th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #3189
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without Oti and Oli83 this thread would be dead in the water! Thanks for keeping things current, you're both awesome. Is there any way vantage point from the side? I think a profile pic would give us a better sense of how close the gap is to being fillied-in.
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Frames are 108 total, 54 each side. Erected elements are 16 from each abutment.

So the gap is 18 sectors, so that the 2/3rds of the arches are in places already.

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Old January 20th, 2014, 06:42 PM   #3190
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Most people don't even know what this is going to be.

The few times I walk by the site, I see people puzzled and confused by all the steel. They have no idea they're going to be using it for transportation.
Yeah, most people are pretty dumb, considering there are big pictures of the completed oculus and a written description plastered all over the fences.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #3191
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Never underestimate the average person's ability to be completely and hopelessly ignorant about construction and infrastructure projects.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:30 AM   #3192
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Frames are 108 total, 54 each side. Erected elements are 16 from each abutment.

So the gap is 18 sectors, so that the 2/3rds of the arches are in places already.

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That is... correct! 13 pieces erected last week. Quite a challenging project. For every section lifted and placed, a whole set of calculations and fine tunes must be made to the rest of the structure.

Platform A will be open by late February. Oculus pathway from Platform A through T3 and T4 to Church St. entrance will be turned over by the end of this year.

Notice the scaffolding being erected along the skylight, Enclos folks will soon arrive on site for machinery installation throughout the arch boxes. A mobile crane is yet to arrive.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 05:01 AM   #3193
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Didn't Enclos also erect the curtain wall for the original North and South towers?
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Old January 21st, 2014, 05:43 AM   #3194
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Correct.

http://www.enclos.com/project/world_...r_twin_towers/

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Many novel design, engineering and construction techniques were employed for 1 World Trade Center (north tower) and 2 World Trade Center (south tower) — which are collectively known as the Twin Towers. Innovations included a then state-of-the-art pressure equalized curtainwall system that dispersed wind load pressures upon the building structure rather than the external cladding, and an anchoring system that attached curtainwall units to the under side of the floor slab. Enclos provided design/build facade services for both the north and south towers, which included two million square feet of curtainwall.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 10:43 AM   #3195
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Found a picture which shows the structure from a better prespective

I hope it's okay that I linked the large version, but I think it is worth it

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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:02 PM   #3196
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Old January 21st, 2014, 10:52 PM   #3197
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 06:31 PM   #3198
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 07:57 PM   #3199
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Truer words were never spoken. Most people just go through life in a daze, oblivious to what's going on around them, particularly if it involves arts, culture or politics.
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the transportation hub will be a great place to put an apple store because its gonna be all white
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