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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #21
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Theay are on the right track.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #22
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This webcam shows pretty well that a part of the VSC is already above ground: http://archives.earthcam.com/archive...mpr/gzmpr2.jpg

Looks like the pedestrian bridge above West Street can soon be connected to the area on top of the VSC, though it will be quite a while until this exit will open..
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Old December 30th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #23
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very interesting.

i wonder if they plan on backing the crane out into the tub area of the proposed #5 or if they will have to put a crane on the street elevation and erect the center sequences from above
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Old December 31st, 2011, 05:58 AM   #24
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This webcam shows pretty well that a part of the VSC is already above ground: http://archives.earthcam.com/archive...mpr/gzmpr2.jpg

Looks like the pedestrian bridge above West Street can soon be connected to the area on top of the VSC, though it will be quite a while until this exit will open..
Yes, it is clearly above ground.. but what is the above ground portion going to be? I thought that area was going to be part of Liberty Park?
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Old December 31st, 2011, 08:12 PM   #25
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I guess the 5th tower is not being built in the near future. I have to say I am glad since the last renders of it were really ugly. A nice green space makes more sense.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 12:31 PM   #26
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i wonder if they plan on backing the crane out into the tub area of the proposed #5 or if they will have to put a crane on the street elevation and erect the center sequences from above
I think the wooden platform of the 16000 (red crane) will move eastwards from time to time (a small new part has already been poured some days ago) so that it can erect all huge columns. Probably some smaller columns/beams will be lifted in afterwards by another (smaller) crane when the 16000 is gone to fill the last gap
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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #27
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http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/...ead_90466.aspx



WTC VSC Excavation Ahead of Schedule
VSC excavation is anticipated to be completed next month

At the southwestern edge of the World Trade Center (WTC), excavation is proceeding slightly ahead of schedule in the south bathtub -- making way for Vehicular Security Center (VSC) construction. With expedited removal of rock and soil from the former 130 Liberty Street site over the past several months, the Port Authority anticipates excavation completion in February, rather than April 2012.

The agency presented the update to Community Board 1’s WTC committee on January 9th. Assistant Director of WTC Construction Quentin Brathwaite noted that VSC-site rock blasting concludes this week, letting the Port soon reduce night and weekend work hours at the site.

The VSC is separated into two sections that will form the south bathtub. The western portion is “Phase 1,” where an on-site tower crane is now lifting steel into place up to grade -- it will form the roof and substructure of the vehicle-entrance area. The eastern portion is “Phase 2,” where excavation began following 130 Liberty’s full deconstruction in late February 2011. Overall VSC construction through the WTC site is expected to conclude approximately late 2014.

Meanwhile, Port Authority crews are coordinating final year or so of work under West Street (Route 9A) on the western concourse, also called the “east-west connector.” Substantial completion of the underground section lets the State Department of Transportation shift the traffic lanes on West Street to complete its Promenade South Segment 2 rebuilding work.

The pedestrian concourse will tie into the WTC Transportation Hub, where foundation construction is now proceeding on the east side of the site, along with formation of the oculus substructure.

Steel erection at 1 WTC also is continuing, with façade installation and fit-out of its three million square feet underway on lower levels. The Port expects to reach the 92nd floor this month. It is expected to top out at 104 stories this spring, after which the spire will be installed in sections.

Across the site, 4 WTC steel has reached the 50th floor, and also will top out by spring 2012 at 72 stories.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #28
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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:33 PM   #29
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Great shots, thanks Otie!

Another nice angle, posted over on WiredNewYork..

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Old January 18th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #30
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these is some very extreme welding at the VSC, its a lot of AWS D1.8 requirement stuff (seismic supplement).

given the winter conditions, this means a lot of preheating and postheating of welds (multi day welding)
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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #31
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Staring down the boom of the Manitowoc 888 in the Vehicular Security Center
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #32
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these is some very extreme welding at the VSC, its a lot of AWS D1.8 requirement stuff (seismic supplement).

given the winter conditions, this means a lot of preheating and postheating of welds (multi day welding)
Sounds like someone knows what they're talking about
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #33
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bigger version of Otie's last pic showing some more details (https://twitter.com/#!/WTCProgress)

would be a great place for a webcam

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Old January 20th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #34
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By IrishInNYC on WiredNewYork..

view from the west mechanical room in the VSC

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Old January 23rd, 2012, 07:53 PM   #35
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Another shot by IrishInNYC on WiredNewYork, taken January 17..

Progress on steel is faster than I expected.

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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #36
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Old February 4th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #37
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From IrishInNYC over at WiredNewYork with some nice insider infos..

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A good shot from the west side of the VSC showing all the different stages progressing at once. Structural steel has "topped out" on the north side of Phase 1 and decking is following. To the south of Phase 1 the superstructure concrete contractor has started laying rebar on the 305' street level. A crane is to set up here to supply their lower operations. In essence, putting the roof on first. The 16000 will start laying the center section of steel, moving west to east in the next few weeks, linking north to south.

In the distance the progressing blasting, excavation and foundation work can be seen. This is a good view of the exposed Greenwich St secant wall also.

The scale of the site is pretty impressive.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #38
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From PA's February 9, 2012 Board Minutes

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WORLD T RADE CE NTER VE HICULAR SECURITY CE NTER AND T OUR B US
PARKING F ACILITY – AUTHORIZATION T O AWA RD A CONSTRUCTION
TRADE CO NTRACT FOR SPRAY-ON FI REPROOFING AND EPOXY
INTUMESCENT COATING SYSTEM AND I NCREASE I N E XPERT
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES
It was recommended that the Board authorize the Executive Director to: (1) award a
construction trade contract, through construction manager Tishman Construction Corporation
(Tishman), to Island International Enterprises, LLC for spray-on fireproofing and an epoxy
intumescent coating fireproofing system associated with the construction of the World Trade
Center Vehicular Security Center and Tour Bus Parking Facility (WTC VSC), at an estimated
total cost of $13,608,000, inclusive of an eight-percent allowance for extra work
; and (2)
increase, by an estimated amount of $100,000, the compensation under the Port Authority’s
existing agreement with Liberty Security Partners (LSP), a joint venture of STV, Inc., AECOM
and URS Corporation, for expert professional architectural and engineering services (Stage IV
services) to support the construction of the WTC VSC Project.
The WTC VSC Project is critical for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site,
because it will improve vehicular circulation and access within Lower Manhattan. Once
completed, the WTC VSC will accommodate off-street screening of vehicles that enter the subgrade roadway and loading docks, as well as a new below-grade support for site-wide operations.
The scope of work under the proposed construction trade contract includes furnishing and
installing a complete spray-applied fire-resistive material system and a complete epoxy
intumescent coating fireproofing system that will cover all structural steel members, including
beams, girders, columns and bracing.
The contract includes a one-year warranty from the date of
owners’ acceptance.

It is also necessary to increase the compensation under the existing agreement with LSP
for architectural and engineering services for Stage IV design of the WTC VSC Project. These
services relate to construction, including preparing documents needed for post-award contract
changes, responding to requests for information submitted by contractors, reviewing contractor
submittals and preparing as-built drawings upon completion of construction. Since the retention
of LSP’s services in connection with the WTC VSC Project was authorized initially on
September 21, 2006, a total of $67.5 million has been authorized for architectural and
engineering design services to implement various components of the WTC VSC Project.
Including the proposed increase, a total of $67.6 million will have been authorized.
Approximately $55.3 million of that amount has been expended to date.
Pursuant to the foregoing report, the Committee on Operations, acting for and on behalf
of the Board pursuant to delegated authority, adopted the following resolution, with
Commissioners Bauer, Lynford, Rechler, Samson, Schuber and Steiner voting in favor;
Commissioner Moerdler recused and did not participate in the consideration of, or vote on, this
item. General Counsel confirmed that sufficient affirmative votes were cast for the action to be
taken, a quorum of the Committee being present.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #40
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Big Beams?

There are several large, quite long I-beams lying along the Liberty Street side of the VSC, near Rte 9. Is there any chance these are the pieces needed to connect the pedestrian bridge to the VSC?
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