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Old March 2nd, 2013, 07:33 PM   #5981
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Good to see workers on site today! Hopefully we see some work being done tomorrow aswell
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 07:38 PM   #5982
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Architects claim this tower can withstand the impact of not just one, but two Cessna airplanes!
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 07:39 PM   #5983
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I doubt that, but it would be nice of course.
edit, this was a reaction to the stig
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 07:40 PM   #5984
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 08:01 PM   #5985
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Good to see workers on site today! Hopefully we see some work being done tomorrow aswell
Yes, lots of workers are visible on the cam
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 08:11 PM   #5986
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I doubt that, but it would be nice of course.
edit, this was a reaction to the stig
ahahaha, i thought that was your reaction to Jeremo! :')

Also, does anyone know when the core is set to rise again?
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:18 PM   #5987
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I think the core will rise in about two weeks, they first have to start with the pour cyclus all over again.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:20 PM   #5988
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:22 PM   #5989
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Yup, they are placing it right now.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:37 AM   #5990
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Isn't there some rule which makes it obligatory to build at least a certain distance from the street. At least from a certain height, you have to build further from the street, to allow some sunlight to reach ground level.
There are limitations but not exactly like that.

As towers go upward, they can only occupy a smaller and smaller percentage of the land below. Distance from the street doesn't matter. In fact there are also ordinances about maintaining the street wall, meaning the first few floors must extend all the way to the sidewalk. Also, air rights can be bought and combined from the surrounding buildings. Add all these factors together and it is possible to build a building with no setbacks directly up from the sidewalk.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 03:40 AM   #5991
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I think the core will rise in about two weeks, they first have to start with the pour cyclus all over again.
Why wouldn't the core rise again next week. I imagine they'll be pouring concrete on Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. If so, the core form should rise by Thursday, or Friday at the latest.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:21 AM   #5992
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There are limitations but not exactly like that.

As towers go upward, they can only occupy a smaller and smaller percentage of the land below. Distance from the street doesn't matter. In fact there are also ordinances about maintaining the street wall, meaning the first few floors must extend all the way to the sidewalk. Also, air rights can be bought and combined from the surrounding buildings. Add all these factors together and it is possible to build a building with no setbacks directly up from the sidewalk.
Every new building must comply with the sky exposure plane. The base height for buildings varies with zoning, the base height is the portion of the building that maintains the street wall, but at some point the building must set back from the sidewalk once base height is reached.

Buildings set back far enough from the property line can continue straight up with no set backs. Others can use enclosed atrium space or other public open space at ground level to increase the base height of their site.

The Solow Building and the Grace Building "cheat" the system by curving back from the property line, to comply with the sky exposure plane without the use of setbacks.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:08 PM   #5993
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Don't many of the new WTC buildings go straight up from the sidewalk? Most explanations I've seen of the laws seem to over simplify. This is ok for the general public as it provides easily understood principles. However there does seem to be new construction which contradicts the simplifications.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:14 PM   #5994
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Why wouldn't the core rise again next week. I imagine they'll be pouring concrete on Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. If so, the core form should rise by Thursday, or Friday at the latest.
Possible. They'll have to after the next floor slab.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:45 PM   #5995
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im glad that this isnt an all glass tower, it kind of is uncommon now to see a tower that isnt all glass at this height and the white concrete is so nice
Me too. I think the reason why new york looks better than the skyline of other cities is that it is not all glass buildings.
(Hopefully it will not be like that in 100 years)
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:02 PM   #5996
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I agree, it has a much better mix.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:07 AM   #5997
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The work at 432 Park is starting to be visible from other places - if barely.

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I didn't realize it at first but they took away the old fencing and now part of it is chain fencing with a wind screen that you can see through.

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One of the large horizontal rebar pieces that will probably go in tomorrow.

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The concrete still has a "dusty" hue to it. Not sure why. Maybe they are intentionally leaving some sort of powder on it to protect it?

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Not sure what the red machine is but I am guessing it is part of the concrete pump. Is that a Portuguese flag on it?

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Old March 4th, 2013, 09:51 AM   #5998
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Not sure what the red machine is but I am guessing it is part of the concrete pump. Is that a Portuguese flag on it?
Yes, and there's logo of the concrete contractor, Roger and Sons, they also worked on 4WTC. And this is the pump.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #5999
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I see the concrete is not plain white. No problem, because that would give it more a vintage look. Which is pretty cool.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 02:04 PM   #6000
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I see the concrete is not plain white. No problem, because that would give it more a vintage look. Which is pretty cool.
Some engineers have been saying that it takes a white for the concrete to cure, and when it does it will look whiter. I have no idea. I walked by last week, and it looks like granite.
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