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Old June 5th, 2014, 03:35 AM   #4101
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I love how many people visit the site each day, despite the Media fear mongering of the WTC being the "prime terrorist site". It shows that there is still liveliness in that part of the city, and that what was once a hole is once again filled with life. It should send the image to the developers that the demand for the towers will indeed be there, so that they can finally finish the place and forget worrying about the site any longer.
Agreed! I pass through the plaza usually twice a day and it's ALWAYS filled with people. It actually made me smile this afternoon seeing people sitting on the few steps of the memorial facing liberty street just eating some food and drinking a Starbucks, gave me such a nostalgic feel to how I used to hangout and eat lunch in the Tobin plaza. Being able to just sit down and freely access the plaza again is huge and shows the site is alive again indeed. These towers need to ALL get built already!
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Old June 5th, 2014, 05:04 AM   #4102
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I can't wait to go back in a couple months and see the opened plaza for myself. If anyone has any wide-angle shots that capture the parts that were previously barricaded, and which are now open, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 06:00 AM   #4103
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Workers install Oculus rafters at WTC Transportation Hub











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Old June 5th, 2014, 09:31 AM   #4104
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I know the 3WTC-deal is still not sealed... But COME ON, can't the PA really afford a decent camera?! The quality of those pictures is atrocious.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 06:26 PM   #4105
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Old June 6th, 2014, 04:05 AM   #4106
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I know the 3WTC-deal is still not sealed... But COME ON, can't the PA really afford a decent camera?! The quality of those pictures is atrocious.
They're too short-sighted to buy a higher quality camera - they instead settle for a cheaper worse option.

It's almost like it's a metaphor for something.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 04:18 AM   #4107
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Folks administrating the webpage do not have direct access to the original photographs, so these are subtracted from intern reports. Intern reports need to be small size for fast and efficient emailing, hence the poor quality.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 04:10 PM   #4108
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4 new rafters arrived.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 06:07 PM   #4109
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Awesome pics StavrosG. No overhead shot posted in a while so here's one from this morning.

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Old June 6th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #4110
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I can now see the rafters from the south side poking up behind the WFC.

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Old June 7th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #4111
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Installing the 6th rafter at the South side. This brings us to 15 installed rafters in total.
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Old June 7th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #4112
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I dont know if anyone answered this already for what's the actual height of the roof of the oculus itself and what's the height of the shortest rib and the longest one? In the title it says 46 meters but what's the 46 meters referring to?
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Old June 8th, 2014, 07:22 AM   #4113
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Anybody know what this piece is? I thought it was headed towards Church St., but it seemed to disappear somewhere in the middle of the oculus.








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Old June 8th, 2014, 07:45 AM   #4114
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Any weird piece goes to the abutments.
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Old June 8th, 2014, 05:35 PM   #4115
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There's now 2 rafters visible on the south side. Starting to get some symetry
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Old June 9th, 2014, 06:32 PM   #4116
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I dont know if anyone answered this already for what's the actual height of the roof of the oculus itself and what's the height of the shortest rib and the longest one? In the title it says 46 meters but what's the 46 meters referring to?
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Old June 9th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #4117
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Old June 9th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #4118
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Someone please answer my question.
http://nypost.com/2009/07/06/obscenely-grandiose/

"...Meanwhile, the Oculus — the Hub’s main public space, officially called the Transit Hall — is 350 feet (107 meters) long and 145 feet (44 meters) wide at floor level, which is two levels below the street. It tapers to a “mere” 320 feet (98 meters) long by 100 feet (30 meters) wide when it reaches street level.
At its tallest point, the Oculus is 160 feet (49 meters) tall from the floor to the skylight roof. Grand Central is 125 feet high at its apex."
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Old June 9th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #4119
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So if I'm reading that correctly, it's 49 meters from the top of the "spine" to the floor, which is two stories underground. So it's actually significantly less than 46m above-ground.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 11:07 PM   #4120
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WTC Transportation Hub PATH ribs.


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