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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:39 AM   #1801
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Late february/beginning of march upper portal frames will start going up. The whole oculus superstructure should be complete by the end of this year.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #1802
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Another four of the large portals arrived during the night, three of the first four already went in yesterday. So Otie's predictions sound quite realistic if they can keep that pace.

The earthcam unfortunately keeps its new rhythm. It shows the different perspectives during the night, but every day around 8:30 am all views show the same view directed on the memorial. This doesn't look like a mistake, but I wonder why they did this?! btw if they would charge money for a (working!) 24-hour live view from earthcam (and shut down the free one), I wonder how many of us would pay for it.. I guess I would (given that the pricing would be reasonable)
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Old January 24th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #1803
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Late february/beginning of march upper portal frames will start going up. The whole oculus superstructure should be complete by the end of this year.
Thanks for the answer, been wondering that myself.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #1804
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Looking back...

Quite amazing there will be a road sitting on top of those columns!

The photographer is actually standing on what will be the mall.

Photo at www.dcmerectors.com
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #1805
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After following that link, Otie, there are quite a few additional photographs here:

DCM Erectors Transportation Hub Page

Not sure how many of these were posted here in the past.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #1806
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I believe none of them.

Completed oculus from the inside will look dismal during winter: skylight covered completely with snow and no sunlight bathing the hall as always.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #1807
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I believe none of them.

Completed oculus from the inside will look dismal during winter: skylight covered completely with snow and no sunlight bathing the hall as always.
Don't be such a pessimist. I like the fact that the outside elements will be carried into the transit hall, without the actual cold of winter. Winter serenity in NYC can be just as pleasant as the summer peak, only in a different way.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #1808
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How (hollow/solid/steel/concrete...) are the all of the rounded pieces(portals, superstructure pieces...) on the oculus made?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #1809
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flat plate hot rolled into tube shapes. and a lot of computer help....obviously its entirely custom so there are no typical shapes here
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Old January 27th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #1810
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Looking back...

Quite amazing there will be a road sitting on top of those columns!

The photographer is actually standing on what will be the mall.

Photo at www.dcmerectors.com
Is the park Row Building ondergoing renovations?
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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #1811
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Hopefully the snow doesn't slow them down. It started snowing again this morning. I can get down there Thursday and or Friday night for some photos to post if they bring in more portals
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:47 PM   #1812
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From wtcprogress,

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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #1813
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Is the park Row Building ondergoing renovations?
If I'm not mistaken this is an old photo.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #1814
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More lower portals arriving this morning per earthcam....

http://archives.earthcam.com/archive...gzmpr288_4.jpg
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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #1815
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and a concrete pour
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #1816
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From wtcprogress,


"Workers at the Transportation Hub set rebar in PATH Hub Mezzanine Hall."
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Old January 30th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #1817
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"Workers at the Transportation Hub set rebar in PATH Hub Mezzanine Hall."
Awesome picture

Where is that taken from? I'm guessing it is west of where the big open area is and is actually looking towards the oculus that we watch on the cams - correct?

Thanks for sharing
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Old January 31st, 2013, 02:20 AM   #1818
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Yes, that's just underneath the Subway box, the big open area will become the Central Fan Plant, formwork has been placed to create the permanent slab, this section communicates PATH hall with Transit Hall/Oculus
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:36 AM   #1819
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This can give a glimpse of how the Oculus could have looked if they preserved the very original design back in 2005: the very early design called for portal frames/ribs separated 11ft from one another to centers, a span reduced to 5.5ft after major redesign , this was implemented to reduce the area of glass being exposed to blast threats.

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Old January 31st, 2013, 10:44 AM   #1820
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Great to have a new shot of the area below Greenwich Street..
Now we know where all the concrete goes that is regularly pumped down from above

Comparison to the status of last October:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/diacritical/8126295809/ by Diacritical, on Flickr



Good progress, I'd say, considering Sandy came shortly after the first picture was taken
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