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Old November 12th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #181
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...hmmm it seems to me that the waterfalls will become an epic monument!!!I really liked that photo.....and don't seems dark anymore.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #182
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[QUOTE=DinoVabec;66990449]What about this?

And when you get all this water fallin' down, there more than on the pic...That will be epic..

QUOTE]I guess its to early to judge it, and it does make a really cool whirlpool thing



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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #183
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While more scientific WOW Gold research is needed, especially

among younger Internet users, this study Buy WOW Gold buys gold on WOW,

as I read "on Proust WOW Power Leveling and the Squid:

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain" by the American academic Maryanne Wolf. Wolf argues that

human beings were not Aion Gold born to read, but that our

brains have more than five thousand year of reading text adapted what she calls the reading brain.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #184
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While more scientific WOW Gold research is needed, especially

among younger Internet users, this study Buy WOW Gold buys gold on WOW,

as I read "on Proust WOW Power Leveling and the Squid:

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain" by the American academic Maryanne Wolf. Wolf argues that

human beings were not Aion Gold born to read, but that our

brains have more than five thousand year of reading text adapted what she calls the reading brain.
this is oftopic and haves nothing to do with the wtc
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Old November 13th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #185
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this is oftopic and haves nothing to do with the wtc
Don't pay attention to posts like that..Those are trolls and all they do is post this crap all over the forum..
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Old November 13th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #186
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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #187
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By GreenwichBoy, 11-13-10. Great shots of the Pavillion.







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Old November 14th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #188
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What will be the height of the pavillion when it is topped out?
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #189
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Pavillion question

[QUOTE=spectre000;67070717]By GreenwichBoy, 11-13-10. Great shots of the Pavillion.

Great steel 'erection' porn... does anyone know if once the Pavillion gets 'top out' will work continue on with the skin, or are they gonna wait until the path station is covered?
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Old November 15th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #190
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http://blogs.discovery.com/rebuildin...ig-impact.html

The Museum Pavilion: "Small" Building, Big Impact
11/05/2010

While the city that supposedly never sleeps went suspiciously quiet (at least uptown), we spent a night with the ironworkers of Local 40 finding out what makes even a small, supposedly simple structure on this site extraordinary.

The only building that will sit on the Memorial Plaza is the Museum's entry pavilion, designed by world-renowned architectural firm Snohetta. It's not a big building by any means, especially by New York standards: it's only three full stories in height above the Plaza, and under 200 feet in length on its longest side. Still, it's going to be a striking piece of architecture, with a metal-and-glass facade that encases two of the trident columns from the original Twin Towers, and acts as the entry point into the museum below. You might think, given its modest size, it would be pretty simple to build, until you consider that it sits right on top of one of the busiest commuter rail lines in the City.

Here, directly above the PATH train tracks that usher thousands of commuters every hour to and from New Jersey, the builders don't have the luxury of choosing where to lay a foundation. So unlike in most buildings, the steel structure can’t just carry loads directly down to the ground. Its frame has to do some structural gymnastics to carry the loads around the building and down into the handful of columns beneath it that are dictated by the position of the tracks. That makes for a complicated bit of engineering.

Busy trains moving beneath a building creates other challenges too — from major vibrations to passenger safety concerns. Not only does the structure have to be able to withstand the constant rumble of trains beneath it, but its builders have to work around the commuters who come in on those trains. The result is that this crew of ironworkers can only work at night, taking 'lunch' at 2:30AM, and heading home from work as their kids are going off to school.

This isn't any normal building either — it's an asymmetric, unique, dynamic structure, that has to be built to last forever, and survive any threat that comes its way. All of this, not to mention the tight schedule and fixed deadlines, make this seemingly small component of the new World Trade Center a surprisingly tall order. Oh, and don't forget New York winters are renowned for their warmth, and calm weather...this should be a piece of cake.

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Old November 16th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #191
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update from morrongiello, flickr:

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Old November 19th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #192
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new pics from skyscraperpage, NYguy:

it shows that the roof of the pavillion is slanted



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Old November 20th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #193
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o simple and yet so beautiful!
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:11 AM   #194
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By ajagendorf25, from yesterday.

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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:01 AM   #195
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http://www.tribecatrib.com/news/2010...nter-site.html
Memorial Waterfall Passes First Tests at World Trade Center Site
By Matt Dunning
UPDATED Nov. 22

Signs of progress at the World Trade Center site have been abundant as of late, but none more dramatic than the first sight of water rushing over the cavernous walls of one of the reflecting pools where the Twin Towers once stood.

Earlier this week, engineers for the Port Authority began testing the pumps and drains of the Memorial Plaza’s north reflecting pool, sending thousands of gallons of recycled water spilling into the 80,000 square-foot void.

“It was an incredible sight, and one that clearly shows we are making tangible progress,” said Port Authority spokesman Steven Coleman, who was on hand Tuesday afternoon to witness the first test of the waterfall, to be the largest manmade waterfall in the country.

In a check for leaks in the 30-foot walls last week, Coleman said the pool was filled with some 480,000 gallons over the course of 15 hours. Engineers ran the waterfall again on Tuesday to check the pool’s plumbing system, including the eight hulking, 3,000-gallon-per-minute pumps that circulate the water. Both tests, Coleman said, “went very well.”

“There really wasn’t anything unexpected that happened,” Coleman said. “We’re going to keep checking everything to make sure there’s no leaks and that it’s all flowing properly.”

Similar trials on the south pool will begin in early 2011.

When the plaza opens, on Sept. 11, 2011, the twin fountains will run continuously, except in extremely cold weather. Steam heating systems designed to warm the fountain water should keep it from freezing, Coleman said. Water will flow over the pool walls at about four feet per second, behind parapets inscribed with the names of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #196
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http://www.dnainfo.com/20101123/down...bloomberg-says


9/11 Memorial Visits Will Require Advance Tickets, Mayor Bloomberg Says
November 23, 2010 1:10pm


The memorial will have limited access because of the construction happening around it, Mayor Bloomberg said.

By Julie Shapiro

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LOWER MANHATTAN — Visitors to the 9/11 memorial next fall will have to reserve tickets in advance to see the site, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday.

Memorial officials had previously described the 8-acre plaza as a new open green space for lower Manhattan, where local residents and workers could eat lunch and relax in addition to reflecting on the 9/11 attacks.

But when the memorial plaza is scheduled to open on Sept. 11, 2011, it will be surrounded by construction, making it unsafe to allow free access, Bloomberg said Tuesday.

"We anticipate having ticketing so we can control the number of people who go through security and get onto the plaza, so we don’t have a crush," said Bloomberg, who is also chairman of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum foundation.

"We want to ensure people [who take bus tours of lower Manhattan] will be able to get in."

The tickets would be free, and the memorial foundation has not yet decided how many people will be allowed in per day, a spokesman said.

Bloomberg said he anticipated "enormous demand." Memorial officials have previously said they expect 5 to 7 million people to try to visit the site in the first year it is open.

The memorial includes a tree-shaded plaza surrounding enormous waterfalls in the footprints of the original Twin Towers. By the 10-year anniversary of the attacks next fall, Bloomberg said he expects much of the plaza to be complete, along with the waterfalls and parapets inscribed with the victims’ names.

But construction of the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center and Santiago Calatrava’s winged PATH hub will be going on right near the memorial, which means that the only safe entrance and exit point will be West Street, Bloomberg said.

The mayor implied that he expected access to the memorial to be more open once the site is complete several years from now.

The 9/11 museum, scheduled to open in 2012, is also expected to require tickets.

Bloomberg spoke Tuesday morning after unveiling a new 13-by-7-foot video wall at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. The nine 60-inch monitors display a countdown of the number of days until the memorial is scheduled to open — 292 as of Tuesday — along with renderings and recent construction photos.

Sharp Electronics donated the equipment and will provide a total of $1 million worth of audio/visual technology to the future museum.

"This is one of the most important things we have ever done," Sharp CEO Kozo Takahashi said at the 9/11 Preview Site Tuesday.

Monica Iken, a memorial foundation board member whose husband was killed in the attacks, said it was reassuring to see the memorial was finally going to open soon to honor the dead.

"This is the light we’ve been waiting for at the end of the tunnel," she said.




...well at least tickets will be free. I'll be reserving mine for my trip late next year.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #197
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Interesting find, wondering how the atmosphere will be on the memorial with the construction going on around. Will be also interesting to see from where the site will be accessible

Strange things happen:

Earthcam is stuck while rebuildgroundzero-webcam is working AND directed on the site..
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I jinxed the Earthcam. Monday morning I thought to myself "the Earthcam has been rock-solid for many weeks now". It stopped updating later in the day. Glad RGZ is back, but I don't expect it to last long.

This is from yesterday. We can see part of the Pavilion's frame is being installed next to the tridents (between them and the tower crane). Guess that can be considered part of the cladding.

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I wonder if they goin' to connect tridents to the pavilion when it's done or not...Because there's still that piece of steel that holdin' them...
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