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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:10 AM   #10521
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What are the dimensions of the windows? The look ginormous.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:24 AM   #10522
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people can say whatever they want about this building but the fact is this is a "haute couture" building, average concrete has a strenght of 3000-5000 psi, the one used for this building is 14000psi! not to mention they went with exposed concrete in which is very difficult to get an uniform and smooth finish being this the reason why people prefer cover it up with stucco o stone rather than deal with formwork and pouring procedures. also, the windows are a huge single piece of glass (multi layered of course which means even more expensive), do you know what it takes to fabricate a single piece of glass this size? and this is not just a regular piece of glass, these will keep out peak temperatures, high speed winds, uv radiation and noise, can't even imagine how much is each one, $20,000? this may not be a beautiful building (for everybody) but this is certainly a very very high grade building.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:42 AM   #10523
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One WTC also has 14000psi concrete.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 06:39 AM   #10524
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Only its base, though.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:42 PM   #10525
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Is the concrete going to be painted or something? From looking at the renders the concrete seems blue.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:30 PM   #10526
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No it will get a clean up eventually, but it wil be white. Not even close to blue. Although the windows are blue and large. So it might seem blue from a distance.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 03:26 PM   #10527
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I hope the concrete will get a clean-up as well as something to prevent it from getting dirty over the years.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:43 PM   #10528
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there is a bit blue in the concrete, which lessens while it cures.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 07:36 PM   #10529
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Its current height?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 10:43 PM   #10530
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From today.

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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:07 PM   #10531
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The doorway in the core is so huge, you can see it from 10 miles away.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 07:15 AM   #10532
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 07:16 AM   #10533
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:35 AM   #10534
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Its current height?
around 227m, so we roughly have another 200m to go!

also those photos are fantastic!
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:50 AM   #10535
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I wish you would go to the top of Rockfeller and grab a shot of this baby rising!

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Old February 3rd, 2014, 11:37 AM   #10536
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Great shots ILNY.

The grids are at the least seen part of the building, which is a good thing.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 01:12 PM   #10537
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around 227m, so we roughly have another 200m to go!
This seems to be crazy when looking at this pic

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Old February 3rd, 2014, 01:46 PM   #10538
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Imagine looking up when it is topped out.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 02:46 PM   #10539
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 06:06 PM   #10540
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No work is going on today. Just when I thought th snow was going away there is another snow storm visible on the cam.




edit: I mean, look at this
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