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Old March 17th, 2016, 03:55 PM   #7061
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Old March 17th, 2016, 04:49 PM   #7062
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I've been strolling through the oculus on a regular basis now, and I am noticing a relatively poor fit and finish. Especially under the west balcony, paint appears uneven, panels have uneven gaps, etc. In the passageways the perforated metal ceiling panels are not evenly coated, leaving odd "swirls" visible. It leaves the impression of a rush job to get something open.
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Old March 17th, 2016, 08:28 PM   #7063
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A worker in deep thoughts at the new WTC Transportation Hub Oculus. by javansg, sur Flickr
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Old March 18th, 2016, 10:49 PM   #7064
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Surely that cannot be the finished article under the balcony, very crude if it is.
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Old March 19th, 2016, 10:43 AM   #7065
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I zgree. I hope it is unfinished work and not value engineering at its worst! Because this would spoil this great building...
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Old March 19th, 2016, 10:57 AM   #7066
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Old March 19th, 2016, 11:07 AM   #7067
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Great to see all these pics...Last time I stood here was tuesday 9/11/2007. I saw a big hole in the ground. The ceremony for 9/11 was heartfelt ( I spent most of those early hours and the steps of the Millennium Hilton ) and I knew New York would do this, my daughter visited this site again last October...so from the far side of the world my parents visited in 1985, me in 2000 and 2007 and my daughter and family last October...I think my two visits were the most amazing for change yet, the world moves on and that is good...
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Old March 19th, 2016, 02:45 PM   #7068
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Surely that cannot be the finished article under the balcony, very crude if it is.
According to Calatrava, they were supposed to grind and polish all surfaces to a smooth finish, but in order to cut costs, it was abandoned.
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Old March 19th, 2016, 05:39 PM   #7069
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Does anyone know why the southern RW (BMT) access point in 4WTC hasn't opened by now? It's a pretty crucial passage.
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Old March 19th, 2016, 05:43 PM   #7070
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I actually like the rough texture.
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Old March 21st, 2016, 06:32 AM   #7071
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Any idea what this is supposed to be in the middle of the street? It's in-between the base of tower #2 and the NE curb of the Oculus at an angle.

http://www.earthcam.net/archives/d0a...03/20/2315.jpg
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Old March 21st, 2016, 11:23 AM   #7072
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Any idea what this is supposed to be in the middle of the street? It's in-between the base of tower #2 and the NE curb of the Oculus at an angle.

http://www.earthcam.net/archives/d0a...03/20/2315.jpg
Looks like an opening to me where they will put in pipes or cables or stuff like this, will disappear afterwards
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 03:51 PM   #7073
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According to Calatrava, they were supposed to grind and polish all surfaces to a smooth finish, but in order to cut costs, it was abandoned.
What bothers me is the poor fit and finish. The seams where two panels meet are uneven and look like they were installed in a hurry. Especially bad is under the west end balcony. Stand underneath and look up. Looks like a poorly done home renovation project. My thought is that workers were under such time pressure to get *something* open to the public that they were forced to cut corners.

The original Penn Station, as beautiful as it was, was ultimately demolished because it was poorly constructed and maintained and got to a state beyond repair. Just a lesson to remember....
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 04:46 AM   #7074
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I think it's too early to judge the balcony, the glass handrails are not yet installed (instead there is white boarding) so it looks messier than it is
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 07:48 PM   #7075
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Old March 24th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #7076
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https://youtu.be/6ifgFf4DE0s?t=514

Can someone please confirm that there are two sets of double doors connecting to the RW station in this video? The flattened perspective makes it difficult to tell, but the WTC mall renders show two sets of double doors.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 08:08 AM   #7077
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Can someone please confirm that there are two sets of double doors connecting to the RW station in this video? The flattened perspective makes it difficult to tell, but the WTC mall renders show two sets of double doors.
I didn't see the connection in the video. The connection from the R train & Dey St./Fulton Center is at east end of oculus:



and this is the Dey St. passage side:

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Old March 25th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #7078
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The contrast is remarkable. From elegant design with ambient indirect lighting to this cheap looking mess designed by someone who thought exposed fluorescent tubes would look nice.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #7079
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I like it all. It looks more like the interior of a space station than an our actual space station.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #7080
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Wow! The photos you guys are uploading look incredible. Looking forward to coming across the pond to visit at some point this year.

I know it was severely over budget, but I really do like it. Minimalist architecture has something about it that just calms you down- ideal for a transportation hub.

Actually, this makes me think of the fictional city in Mirrors Edge, a video game by EA.
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