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Old August 13th, 2008, 06:36 AM   #1961
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Not these doors again, far too dangerous and more modern publics are using it. Why not the automatic 2 glass doors?
They keep air in to reduce heating/cooling energy loss. They have "normal" ones but not in that spot.

By the way, don't even think about taking photos inside, the security people are ultra paranoid.

More photos when i get to the city next.

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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #1962
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Huge glass panel falls 50 stories in NY, injures 2

August 12, 2008

being installed on 51st floor, no cause determined, city issuing violations; ADDS background on October accident; ADDS photo numbers. AP Photos NYML211-212

NEW YORK (AP) _ A 1,500-pound glass panel being installed near the top of a skyscraper fell more than 50 stories onto a pedestrian walkway Tuesday morning and shattered, injuring two people.

The 5- by 13-foot panel was being attached to the 51st-floor facade of a Bank of America tower under construction in midtown Manhattan across from Bryant Park, contractor Tishman Construction Corp. said.

Passers-by ran toward the park when the glass shattered, raining pieces onto the sidewalk next to the 54-story office tower, which is occupied below the 29th floor. A block of Sixth Avenue was closed for hours while the shards were cleaned up.

Two men were hospitalized with minor injuries.

The city Department of Buildings stopped work on the facade and cited Tishman for failing to safeguard the public and property, failing to maintain vertical netting and not having a second exit route on the building's top three floors.

Tishman spokesman Richard Kielar said the contractor would "modify procedures appropriately" once it determines why the glass fell.

Last October, a bucket attached to a crane fell from the top of the building, injuring eight people.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #1963
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Old August 14th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #1964
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unbelievable how long the need to finish that damn crown ..and now that accident also...
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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #1965
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unbelievable how long the need to finish that damn crown ..and now that accident also...
At least the construction is moving forward, unlike the slow progress Downtown (Lower Manhattan for those who have a problem with direction).
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Old August 14th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #1966
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This and WTC have nothing to do with each other. And whats going on Downtown?
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Old August 14th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #1967
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It looks like is the biggest one in that area. The building looks good.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #1968
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NYC surely has to have the largest city's habitable area including building's total floor area.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #1969
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BOA is big in pictures, it looks about 1200 feet. But in person it looks 961 feet. That might have something to do with the crown not being finish. It really doesn't seem 50 feet shorter then the ESB. I can't see it being the tallest building in that area for to long.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #1970
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They are working on Plant floors. They won't put the glass on until most of it is set up.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #1971
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BOA is big in pictures, it looks about 1200 feet. But in person it looks 961 feet. That might have something to do with the crown not being finish. It really doesn't seem 50 feet shorter then the ESB. I can't see it being the tallest building in that area for to long.
The spire does not make it look much taller. However, the difference with ESB is a lot more (1472 vs 1200 ft, also spire included)
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Old August 16th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #1972
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The height of the spire can be deceiving!
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Old August 16th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #1973
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The ESB is 1,255 feet that crap on the top doesn't count.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #1974
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taken by myself last Sunday, from top of the GE building

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Old August 17th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #1975
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Old August 17th, 2008, 06:22 AM   #1976
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Whoa!!! It's rising incredibly fast!!!!
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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #1977
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How did you made on top of the GE-Building?

ahh Stop: I first thought Pan-Am/ Metlife-Building...because I didnīt read Rockefeller. Sorry.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #1978
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Thanks for the pictures of the lobby and also nighttime shots. It gives us a better idea of what the building looks like.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #1979
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I took this picture Saturday August 16 You can see the building on the right side in the back
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Old August 19th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #1980
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