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Old April 10th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #6781
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Honestly. I'd rather not waste an hour every day, 10 months every year listening to others' opinions. Math, on the other hand, is problem solving that saves the world.

I've considered asking to quit literature to do more physics. I don't understand why a future architect needs five units of literature but is only required to take one unit of physics. I'm going to probably learn calculus this summer from my grandfather so that I can take AP Physics B: Mechanics my junior year and then take AP Physics C: Electromagnetics in 12th grade. I'm taking AC Conceptual Physics Geometry right now, which includes mechanics, wave properties, sound and light, temperature, and electromagnetism. It's a fascinating class, and incorporated trigonometry and logarithms, which I was unfamiliar with. It's what helps me understand engineering so much better.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 03:48 AM   #6782
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Honestly. I'd rather not waste an hour every day, 10 months every year listening to others' opinions. Math, on the other hand, is problem solving that saves the world.


Science or literature?
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:00 AM   #6783
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Literature is a waste if time. Science is fantastic.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:16 AM   #6784
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I've considered asking to quit literature to do more physics. I don't understand why a future architect needs five units of literature but is only required to take one unit of physics. I'm going to probably learn calculus this summer from my grandfather so that I can take AP Physics B: Mechanics my junior year and then take AP Physics C: Electromagnetics in 12th grade. I'm taking AC Conceptual Physics Geometry right now, which includes mechanics, wave properties, sound and light, temperature, and electromagnetism. It's a fascinating class, and incorporated trigonometry and logarithms, which I was unfamiliar with. It's what helps me understand engineering so much better.

Yeah....times have changed
My high school didn't even offer any of that stuff. The highest math offered was like algebra 2 they called it. no physics, no calculus, and pretty much everything you've listed wasn't even an option. I took a few engineering classes in the Navy but nothing crazy. My daughter brings stuff home that I have to google to know what the heck it even is. Then she shows me how to do it 11th and 12th grade my school offered "world of work" where if you had the credits, you could leave school and go work. I left before noon 3 days a week and 4 days a week in 12th grade.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:27 AM   #6785
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Literature is a waste if time. Science is fantastic.

Gotcha!! That's what I thought you meant.
I suppose we better discontinue this conversation....I hear an "off topic" police officer walking down the hall.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #6786
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My school is independent and college prep, so it offers a lot more courses than public schools. I really wish I could go study at my dad's firm more, though. He's the main architect for a local firm, so I'll go to work with him over the summer a lot, maybe even get a part time construction job. When I told him that this building is using 14,000 p.s.i., his jaw dropped. He said the most he ever uses is 6,000, for huge facilities. Usually he uses 3,000, though. Anyhow, being able to leave must have been a blast for you, no?

Oh yeah, we are OT. My bad, mods. I'm done.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:48 AM   #6787
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Laying down silver material over the retail section on 56th cam.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 05:19 AM   #6788
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After 10:00 P.M.? Man, they're so legit hardcore on this site. You've got to love it!

They'll probably start the next floor tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
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Old April 10th, 2013, 10:37 AM   #6789
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I hope too they raise the forms, they placed a lot of scaffolding yesterday .
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Old April 10th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #6790
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They're púlacing rebar caages for the perimeter columns right now
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Old April 10th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #6791
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Not sure but they might be putting in the crane brace now. Big white object lifted by the crane and is now between the crane and building
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Old April 10th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #6792
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Good view on the 56th street cam of guys climbing up the crane to the level of where the white object is.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #6793
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Yeah, it's crane bracing, part #2 being attached to the crane at the moment.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #6794
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Yes they are installing a collar to connect the crane to the tower they will be making big crane jump today at least 4 tower segments ready to go in crane currently clearing forms by literally inches very busy day on site

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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #6795
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watching this crane turn almost gave me a geart attack! ahahaha :') I honestly thought the rear was gonna crash into the building! Look at how close it is!


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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #6796
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That's why there aren't columns yet on that side.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #6797
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I've considered asking to quit literature to do more physics. I don't understand why a future architect needs five units of literature but is only required to take one unit of physics.

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Literature is a waste if time. Science is fantastic.
If you truly feel this way then I encourage you to become a construction or civil engineer. Architecture is about crafting space for people. It's about the experiences felt within and when viewing those spaces and structures, and thus it requires a deep understanding of peoples needs, wants, behavior, etc. You'll learn more math but computers and engineers handle the heavy lifting of that aspect of design. But first the space and form needs to be conceived, and that requires the human element. All the great structures in history were designed this way, based on the built environment to be created and not just the strict mathematics behind what was possible.

Engineering is the science. Architecture is the craft and artistry.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #6798
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Question: Is there a nearby site they're using for additional materials and equipment storage? Surely they'll need a larger staging area once construction takes on both heavy structural work up top and more cosmetic detailing below, no?
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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #6799
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That's one of the reasons I do art and photography
It helps gives me an eye for things, which I will hopefully use if I get into architecture myself
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watching this crane turn almost gave me a geart attack! ahahaha :') I honestly thought the rear was gonna crash into the building! Look at how close it is!

Yes when I was by this morning you could clearly tell by the shadows that the crane was clearing by less than a foot! In looking closer at the square openings in the decking of the plaza...I believe that these will be wells for plantings
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