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Old March 30th, 2012, 08:23 AM   #10781
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Old March 30th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #10782
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^87 is official number.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #10783
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Did this David Hockney-style 'joiner' last night too. Assembled from 35 individual frames.

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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #10784
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Nice job Cybertect.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:26 PM   #10785
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #10786
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which is taller the spire to the left or right in the above pic?
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #10787
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which is taller the spire to the left or right in the above pic?
i suppose the one currently being installed is the tallest fin, so i'd say it's gotta be the left one tho

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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #10788
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which is taller the spire to the left or right in the above pic?
If it was the one on the right, basically the tower could have topped out .
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Old March 30th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #10789
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The last piece of steel has just been put into place on the south side, accompanied by several helicopters, presumably news coverage.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #10790
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All done. Steel is now liberated from the crane.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #10792
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Another couple of spikes and it's done!
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Old March 30th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #10795
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #10797
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Not topped out yet, not til the last piece of glass is added, since it will be higher than the steel.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #10798
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #10799
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Let's try that again. Photobucket on the iPhone is a bit weird

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