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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:36 AM   #9461
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Megatall is from 600 m on.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:36 AM   #9462
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Is there even such a thing as ' Ultra Tall ' category?

I myself define anything over 650 M , Ultra tall.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:45 AM   #9463
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Supertall
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OH MY GOD Tall!!
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:00 AM   #9464
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Space Elevators, anyone?
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:01 AM   #9465
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Anyhow, work is continuing on the Park Avenue corner of the lot that is still below street level. For those who have noticed the strange truck in that cam view, that's why it is there. Also looks like more windows were placed today.

Looking at the cams today, I'd say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:02 AM   #9466
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They won't know what a supertall is. When it comes to skyscrapers, the average person is utterly and completely ignorant.
Lol, when One57's crane collapsed, news stations called the building a high rise.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:15 AM   #9467
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Space Elevators, anyone?
Unlikely in the near future unless someone comes up with a new, cheap material stronger than carbon nanotubes. Current materials (even overpriced carbon nanotubes) makes such a height with that small of a thickness almost impossible.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:17 AM   #9468
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Unlikely in the near future unless someone comes up with a new, cheap material stronger than carbon nanotubes. Current materials (even overpriced carbon nanotubes) makes such a height with that small of a thickness almost impossible.
We could use Kevlar to build one on the Moon if we want.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:29 AM   #9469
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I encourage you to read up into Liftport group. They claim they can make lunar space elevator in 8 years from now if financing is there. Those are serious guys with some successes on their account. They are planning to use Vectran String.

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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:36 AM   #9470
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Thanks for that, patrykus.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:05 AM   #9471
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What is the material used to build the exterior of the building (surrounding the windows)?
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:15 AM   #9472
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What is the material used to build the exterior of the building (surrounding the windows)?
Concrete. The nice looking stuff.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:18 AM   #9473
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Lol, when One57's crane collapsed, news stations called the building a high rise.
Well you won't hear the word supertall from them. Everyone always says skyscraper or highrise.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:34 AM   #9474
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I see highrise as 'something that rises high' which can apply for all tall buildings, imo. The name just seems like something SSC came up with.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:00 PM   #9475
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I see highrise as 'something that rises high' which can apply for all tall buildings, imo. The name just seems like something SSC came up with.
Highrise in the states usually refers to condos or apartments. 'Highrise apartments'. It's definitely a word that predated SSC
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Perimeter being poured right now. Two concrete trucks on site, 56th Street side right now. The 56th Street specialized truck crane is in action as well. It's interesting to watch it.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 04:55 PM   #9477
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Space Elevators, anyone?
Highly possible, and perhaps the effort will contribute to a resolution for the moon's decaying orbit. It is kind of important to Earth's ecology.

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Back to the 432. Have we seen/read anything more about the mechanical levels and their appearance? What's to be the exterior of the "core" housing that equipment? Are those open spaces to be accessible, even if only to maintenance crews? What's to prevent them from becoming aeries?
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Old October 31st, 2013, 05:20 PM   #9478
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Okay space cowboys... Getting a bit off topic here

They were lowering in precast concrete columns into the pit at 56 x park this morning so things are intensifying in that corner no
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Old November 1st, 2013, 01:42 AM   #9479
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The cranes from 432 Park can be clearly seen just to the right of the Citigroup Tower from the Long Island City waterfront! The tip of the actual core is not really visible yet. Just wait a couple of weeks.
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I was watching an episode of "Elementary" They were interviewing some guy at his office, and there was something familiar outside the window...




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