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Old March 19th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #20601
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I swung by the site today with this gorgeous weather we had and took these:


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Old March 19th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #20602
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Old March 19th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #20603
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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #20604
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I am sure this has been answered before but. Every other panel has been left out of the "20th" floor for hanging scaffold for work on the base glass brackets.
"20th" floor? Look more like a 10th floor than a 20t due to the look of the structural frame of the tower's podium.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #20605
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From beanhead4529 pic.



Why those two beams at the extremities of the octagon aren't the same? I think it's because it's "not a perfect octagon", but does anyone have more information on that, for example "why" and "how"? The reason behind it, and how it's implemented in the tower (size difference with a "perfect" octagon, etc.). Thanks.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #20606
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the tower is slowly creeping up on 7wtc
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Old March 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #20607
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They are the same. You're viewing the one on the left in profile.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #20608
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Great info and great thread
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Old March 19th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #20609
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Why those two beams at the extremities of the octagon aren't the same? I think it's because it's "not a perfect octagon", but does anyone have more information on that, for example "why" and "how"? The reason behind it, and how it's implemented in the tower (size difference with a "perfect" octagon, etc.). Thanks.
The perfect octagon floor is 72, about 12 more floors above this.

The corner nodes at 60th are wider because this is the floor where the outermost vertical column on the flat side transitions to the sloped side. In other words: The sloped corner sides get an extra set of vertical columns starting from here on up. These wider nodes are like the base of a tree branch where two columns will branch off.

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Old March 19th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #20610
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Earlier today:

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Old March 19th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #20611
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^That's a cool shot.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #20612
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"20th" floor? Look more like a 10th floor than a 20t due to the look of the structural frame of the tower's podium.
It's called the 20th floor, but it's actually the 7th floor.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 12:05 AM   #20613
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The perfect octagon floor is 72, about 12 more floors above this.

The corner nodes at 60th are wider because this is the floor where the outermost vertical column on the flat side transitions to the sloped side. In other words: The sloped corner sides get an extra set of vertical columns starting from here on up. These wider nodes are like the base of a tree branch where two columns will branch off.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

One note: the corner nodes circled in the pic are not the same, one is what's called opposite hand. One is a 3D mirror image of the other. Of the 8 nodes, 4 are left hand and 4 are right hand.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #20614
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Love the shot with the reflection of the Woolworth Building. Awesome!
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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:41 AM   #20615
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A bad quality and guessed lines showing the ramification of the corner nodes.


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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:55 AM   #20616
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A bit rough, but accurate .

We get to do this all over again at the 82nd floor.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:13 AM   #20617
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This tower still seems quite generic in a postmodernist way, and it's kind of silly how much the spire contributes to the total height. I know that New York has enough older skyscrapers to argue that radical building designs are out of place, but it's nonetheless frustrating how little the final design innovates or adds interest to the skyline.

That aside, I'm glad it's finally progressing.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #20618
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I had not checked on this thread for a long long time, but now I did, I am amazed by how quickly they 've built it so far!

Looks amazingly lovely ... I like it though.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #20619
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Old March 20th, 2011, 04:31 AM   #20620
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