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Old October 28th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #5101
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The last north rafter will be lifted in three segments, not welded on the ground like the rest.

There's only 1 rafter left on the south, by the way.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #5102
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Old October 28th, 2014, 12:58 AM   #5103
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The last north rafter will be lifted in three segments, not welded on the ground like the rest.

There's only 1 rafter left on the south, by the way.
What's the reason for this? That rafter isn't that much bigger than the one put in place before it. Is it a matter of capacity for the crane since the reach is longer?
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Old October 28th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #5104
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A skilfull welder can straighten this out by heating the metal on right spots
I was thinking the same. It will be interesting to see if it is fixed.

It is how ship hull plates used to be bent, with a massive blow torch and water spray. Heating and cooling in the right way causes the metal to warp. Would that work on a 3 dimensional piece such as these?
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Old October 28th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #5105
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My guess is that the last rafter will go in in multiple segments, i.e. will not be welded on the ground before lift. So they decided to celebrate this rafter since it could be the longest one lifted in a single piece.
That seems like a fully sufficient reason.

Thanks for the reply.

Thanks also to weidncol.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 05:31 AM   #5106
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Old October 28th, 2014, 06:04 AM   #5107
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And there she is

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Old October 28th, 2014, 06:17 AM   #5108
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I thought it was said earlier that the last rafter would go up in three pieces? I guess there was a change in plans.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 06:28 AM   #5109
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I apologize for such a confusion, but I don't know if mysterious boxes are temporary or permanent, it seems that Oculus steel PM misunderstood my question when I asked about the hanging boxes to my source, which he may have thought I was referring to the welding platforms... should've been more specific. Darn-it!

jacko, are you involved in business? Do you have contacts working on Oculus?
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Old October 28th, 2014, 08:54 AM   #5110
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One more rafter, that's crazy...
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Old October 28th, 2014, 08:57 AM   #5111
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One more rafter, that's crazy...
another reminder of how far things have finally come along after 14 years...
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Old October 28th, 2014, 10:46 AM   #5112
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It's great, but imagine if that was the main station for NYC and not just a glorified subway station. Think of arriving in that thing after a long train ride - what an entrance to the city, and what a glorious first welcome to NYC for a visitor. It just makes the wait for a decent inter city train station all the more excruciating as someone who takes the train up there quite often. It will be a nice welcome to the city in the future for visitors using Newark airport though, if the slow ass PA can ever get it done.

I find it hilarious that the most beautiful station in NYC is going to be a freakin PATH station. People from Newark and JC will be enjoying a far nicer experience than the millions of commuters who use Penn from all points and the dirty GC station platforms. The bowels of Penn and GCS are not pretty. The contrast between this and the other stations will be highlighted and it might spur interest in making the other stations better.

This, then Laguardia new terminal, SAS/ESA, then hopefully Penn replacement. That is a nice set of projects to look forward too. NY might then begin to resemble a civilized 21st century city in terms of transport infrastructure, well a little bit... you can't do much about the existing old subway infrastructure sadly. Just the problem with being first to the technology.

I can't wait to try this place out when it opens, the highlight for me is the underground section with the wavy roof. I love that cavern even more than the monumental portal. This will be like NY's equivalent of London's Canary Wharf station, but with a style I prefer and a far more beautiful entry way.

Congrats NY on your first world class piece of transport architecture in decades.. it took y'all a while, but you got there in the end. Let's hope for many more in the decades to come.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #5113
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Peek at future PATH entrance (not much to see)

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Old October 28th, 2014, 12:42 PM   #5114
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Will final paint have less glare?

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Old October 28th, 2014, 01:34 PM   #5115
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I thought it was said earlier that the last rafter would go up in three pieces? I guess there was a change in plans.
That wasn't the last north rafter.

Those "boxes" are not temporary.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 04:07 PM   #5116
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Metro newspaper reports that Fulton Street hub will open on November 10. Not sure what it means regarding the underground passage.

Also, they started cutting temporary walls around Platform 1 (Hoboken).
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Old October 28th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #5117
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Dey Street Passageway will open along with PATH Hall and other B2 corridors. The PATH Hall opening includes Platform B opening.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #5118
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There are 2 South rafters left and 1 north! Ahhhhh
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Old October 28th, 2014, 11:07 PM   #5119
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another reminder of how far things have finally come along after 14 years...
We should have been at this point if not further along in construction after eight years!
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Old October 28th, 2014, 11:15 PM   #5120
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Dey Street Passageway will open along with PATH Hall and other B2 corridors. The PATH Hall opening includes Platform B opening.
This is apparently no longer the case. They will be opening the entire MTA portion, including the Dey Street Passageway, on November 10th. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1988694

Given that the PATH connection opening date is given vaguely as "December" and occasionally "January", I think we can safely say that it won't be open on November 10th, and probably not until February, though I was surprised to see the barriers around the already completed first phase of the PATH Hall partially removed yesterday.

Also, it's not the entire PATH Hall that's opening later this year/early next year, just the next third of the PATH Hall and some underground routes to the Hub, 2 WTC and 4 WTC). The westernmost third of the PATH Hall hasn't even started construction and can't begin construction until the center third is complete and open.
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