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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:10 PM   #181
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wow, very beautiful photos !!!!!!!!! Its starting to look inmense !
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #182
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It's going up so slow. They started in March '05 and it looks like they're only about 1/4 the way finished. What's up with that?
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #183
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with the speed of BD, Trump Tower would have reached his full heigt already by the end of 2006
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #184
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It's going up so slow. They started in March '05 and it looks like they're only about 1/4 the way finished. What's up with that?
Why rush a building this big? I bet Trump wants to make sure the quality is right. Maybe someone has a better answer than me though.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #185
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Why rush a building this big? I bet Trump wants to make sure the quality is right. Maybe someone has a better answer than me though.
American buildings tend to be built very slowly in contrast with the rest of the world. If Trump doesn't need it finished by some time, the contractors will work at a rate accoring to schedule. It's all about the owners and how fast they want things done.

I think the tower looks somewhat like a curved, glassy, shorter version of the Sears Tower, lol.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #186
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American buildings tend to be built very slowly in contrast with the rest of the world. If Trump doesn't need it finished by some time, the contractors will work at a rate accoring to schedule. It's all about the owners and how fast they want things done.

I think the tower looks somewhat like a curved, glassy, shorter version of the Sears Tower, lol.
Thats not true at all.

America does not = trump
and world does not = BD

Go look at comcast in philli or some NYC concret towers.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #187
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American buildings tend to be built very slowly in contrast with the rest of the world. If Trump doesn't need it finished by some time, the contractors will work at a rate accoring to schedule. It's all about the owners and how fast they want things done.

I think the tower looks somewhat like a curved, glassy, shorter version of the Sears Tower, lol.
You have to realize, that not all parts of the world use workers who work for pennies on the day 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Workers in this country tend to have many rights. It has nothing to do with Trump having a schedule for things.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #188
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Nice pictures about this tower, but the progress is not too big.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #189
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Old January 13th, 2007, 06:42 AM   #190
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thanks for the pic Retrograde
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Old January 13th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #191
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Maybe the period between topoff and opening will be short...
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Old January 13th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #192
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Maybe the period between topoff and opening will be short...
Its opening in stages the bottem will open first way before the tops done.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #193
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poor IBM, he is going to disappear and nobody will look at him anymore. He is getting jelous of his big and very close brother

thanks retrograde for the pic
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A transfer floor occurs at the transition from one set of typical floors to another different set of typical floors. If columns don't line up directly above one another, very deep girders need to be incorporated to transfer the loads above to nearby columns below. Transfer floors slow down the cycle of the concrete operations, and that slows down every other trade that is following in sequence. It's like someone slamming on their brakes in the fast lane of the expressway.

YOu might hate them, but they are needed. would you rather see the damn thing collapse?

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This building is very nice, but it is not completely symmetrical, so I am afraid it does not do it for me.
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It's going up so slow. They started in March '05 and it looks like they're only about 1/4 the way finished. What's up with that?
What's up with it is that it's a 96 story - 2.6 million square foot building that will rise to a height of 1,131' to the roof. What the hell do you want? It's not going to shoot up over night. We are up to about floor 21 or so now and once we get to 29, we will be at the next setback where the floor plates get even smaller, then it will rise even faster. You must be patient. Enjoy what you are seeing.

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American buildings tend to be built very slowly in contrast with the rest of the world. If Trump doesn't need it finished by some time, the contractors will work at a rate accoring to schedule. It's all about the owners and how fast they want things done.

I think the tower looks somewhat like a curved, glassy, shorter version of the Sears Tower, lol.
That might be true about American buildings rising slower. I'm not saying that it is because I don't know. But, how often do you hear about highrise collapse in America due to earthquakes or anything else? Maybe things go slower because of a higher standard and quality of construction, added safety measures during construction and all around stricter building codes.

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Old January 13th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #195
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with the speed of BD, Trump Tower would have reached his full heigt already by the end of 2006
With the speed of Trump Tower, Burj Dubai would have a cladding
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Old January 13th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #196
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Old January 13th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #197
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nice progress. thanks
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Old January 14th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #198
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now now children
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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #199
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i wonder how much $ did Adrian Smith made for this design ?????
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