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Old May 8th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #21
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It looks beyond awesome.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #22
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It looks like they are expanding the crane pad for the hub at the moment. (I assume big red will use it.) I wonder if they will eventually put down a layer of reinforced concrete, or maybe that isn't needed since it is on top of bedrock and the hub isn't a tower?

They are also doing two pours at the southwest portion of the memorial. Don't think I've ever seen so many cement trucks on site at once. They seem to like to do pours when it is cloudy and a little wet.

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Old May 8th, 2010, 06:33 PM   #23
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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #24
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Calatrava looks to be becoming a one trick pony, similar to Gehry, with the same designs just refreshed and put on the next project.

His designs on Lyon Airport's TGV station and the Valencia sports hall and some elements of the palace of the arts in that city are nearly identical. There is nothing new in this design by him and it just seems to be bringing out the plans of those buildings , adding a few tweaks and theres the new 'iconic' building. No originality.
To me it's not a problem , carrying on with the same structure throu the years is called style , have you ever mind the gothic just because the churches repeat the same patterns regardless the year or the geographic location?
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It looks beyond awesome.
yeah , it will feel like you were in heaven.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #25
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The first six, of hundreds, pre-cast concrete box beam sections have arrived. They well probably be installed this weekend, at night, when the PATH is shut down.

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Old May 15th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #26
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The first six, of hundreds, pre-cast concrete box beam sections have arrived. They well probably be installed this weekend, at night, when the PATH is shut down.
What are these again? Are they sections of the long white arches that will be at the top of the mezzanine hall?
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Old May 15th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #27
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I think you've got to check out Macy's in Herald Square and then Bloomingdales at E. 59th. You could window-shop in places like Tiffany's and Saks 5th Avenue. Downtown near Delancey Street you can get designer stuff at good discounts. Many of those stores are closed on Saturday because they are run by Orthodox Jews.
Fun things? Depends what kind of fun. NYC has everything!
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Old May 15th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #28
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What are these again? Are they sections of the long white arches that will be at the top of the mezzanine hall?
They go just above the tracks in the PATH station to support the mezzanine level. The ones on site now well go above the western most track. (The far right track in the diagram)

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Old May 15th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #29
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that structure look like an 'armored dinosaur' bones
Exactly what I thought
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Old May 15th, 2010, 06:29 PM   #30
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new comicos!!! the best!!!

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Old May 15th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #31
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Calatrava looks to be becoming a one trick pony, similar to Gehry, with the same designs just refreshed and put on the next project.

His designs on Lyon Airport's TGV station and the Valencia sports hall and some elements of the palace of the arts in that city are nearly identical. There is nothing new in this design by him and it just seems to be bringing out the plans of those buildings , adding a few tweaks and theres the new 'iconic' building. No originality.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #32
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As I expected, they are placing the pre-cast sections as I type this.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #33
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The design seems out of place for the location and for New York, and i agree, Calatrava is starting to look like a one trick pony.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #34
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Looks like they have demolished a large section of the platform on the east side. The big white crawler crane has been busy lifting out dumpster-fulls of rubble over the last week or two. I wonder when they will start installing the concrete box beams over the east tracks? From the diagram the beams over the east tracks appear quite a bit larger than the ones over the west tracks, but not quite a big as what's to go over the central tracks.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #35
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I think the hub is stunning. Calatrava is my favorite architect, even if his designs bare some similarity to each other. Many buildings from different eras are similar. This particular design is fantastic and looks like there's been a rip in time, dragging something back from 200 years in the future :P
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Old May 16th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #36
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As I expected, they are placing the pre-cast sections as I type this.
I noticed this afternoon that they were "missing", but I didn't see when they actually placed them. I'm guessing they placed them down between the gap between the temporary hub wall and the museum wall? (The same gap where the two tower cranes are.)
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Old May 17th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #37
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another great design by my favorite architect!
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #38
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I am interested to see how this project will turn out.

This is going to sound crazy, but even NY can always add more transit options.
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Oh Lord the earth is shaking.. what's the matter?!

An Earthquake?
King Kong?

No!
It's just a moster crane making some laps on the construction site.






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Old May 27th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #40
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Just looking at the webcam and wondering, is something big coming to the site or is this just "fooling" around?
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