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Old June 28th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1081
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They are tower mast sections, but it looks like they are using them for temp. supports. Caught them Tuesday night



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Old July 1st, 2012, 05:43 PM   #1082
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Old July 1st, 2012, 06:36 PM   #1083
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Haha, it looked real for a second there.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:05 PM   #1084
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You know...perhaps one "bright side" of having 2WTC (and possibly 3) stalled, is that it could provide all sorts of new angles to see and appreciate the hub. The transportation hub will look a lot more dominant for a while, until its soaring neighbors are built. That could be an interesting perspective.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 08:23 PM   #1085
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That's a good point. People will really notice it more.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:31 AM   #1086
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Bad Ass, Otie!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:34 AM   #1087
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Shoot, this picture makes it look short and not very special at all. The core of WTC 3 isn't very high when you go to look at it and this has the spires being no higher.

If only they could have shifted WTC 2 closer to WTC 1 and had more space here. I bet they'd have liked to make it much grander but simply didn't have the space.

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:33 AM   #1088
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Great picture Otie!! I knew that you were working on the modell for the Hub but this looks great!


@600west218 : Due to the fact that both scrapers wtc2 and wtc3are not build (yet) everything looks different from renders and plans. The hub was intended to be small but significant. A larger hub would spoil the whole landscape in the plan.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:45 PM   #1089
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:19 PM   #1090
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Otie, you beautiful bastard! That is awesome stuff.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #1091
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Really interesting, there will be two other access to the No.1 subway line just east of the PAC and west of Tower 2, at the B2 concourse level. So map should be like this:


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Old July 6th, 2012, 07:45 AM   #1092
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damn the hub looks really cool.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 05:56 AM   #1093
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Old July 9th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #1094
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I am loving Calatrava's Transportation Hub construction project more and more every day. The world trade center construction project might just inspire me to become an architect one day.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #1095
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Old July 9th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #1096
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Portskydiver, if I may, please start reading some books on Frank Lloyd Wright. He's an inspiration to all builders.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #1097
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Portskydiver, if I may, please start reading some books on Frank Lloyd Wright. He's an inspiration to all builders.
Actually, he was one of the first architects to point me towards architecture, along with Frank Gehry.

Now Calatrava is starting to become one of my favorites too. I really like his design for the transportation hub and he also designed a bridge that was just built near me in Dallas.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #1098
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Old July 10th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #1099
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World Trade Center Transportation Hub Assumes Its Sinuous Form

By DAVID W. DUNLAP | July 10, 2012, 11:51 AM

It has cost much more and taken far longer than expected, but as the structural form of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava begins to emerge, it’s clear that New York and New Jersey will get some serious architecture for all that time and money.


BUILDING BLOCKS
How the city looks and feels — and why it got that way.
Passers-by have no way yet to gauge how much progress has been made, since the work so far has occurred below street level. PATH commuters who have been threading through and around barriers know something big is going on, but cannot really see what it is. Absent any visible signs, it has been easy to focus on the budget, now nearly twice the original estimate of $2 billion, and on the construction timetable, which has stretched to 10 years from 4.

But for the first time, completion is imaginable. The public centerpiece of the project, an aboveground entrance at Church Street known as the Oculus, has taken on its finished oval shape. The sweeping ceiling beams of the mezzanine are in place. Wherever one turns, the sensuous curves of Mr. Calatrava’s design have taken tangible form.

“The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is going to serve a critical, functional transportation purpose,” said Patrick J. Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the owner of the trade center site and builder of the hub, which will be part of a network of new transit connections in Lower Manhattan. “But it’s also going to be viewed as a grand public space.”

At this time (and that’s an important qualifier in any discussion of the hub), the Port Authority expects the project to cost $3.94 billion. The first PATH passenger platforms are to be in service by the end of next year. The entire hub is to be in service by the end of 2015: the Oculus, the mezzanine, all the PATH platforms under the mezzanine, the connections to the Seventh and Eighth Avenue subway lines, the links to the Fulton Street Transit Center and to Battery Park City (and ferry service from there).

Mr. Foye was asked whether Mr. Calatrava’s design, once it is visible at full scale to the public, would diminish criticism of the project.

“I think its completion will quell some of that,” Mr. Foye said. “I think, however, that in an age of austerity and limited resources, there is going to be continued, legitimate concern about the overall cost — which, frankly, is a concern I share.”
















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