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Old March 20th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #20621
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It's called the 20th floor, but it's actually the 7th floor.
Weirdly, still I want to know why are the floors skipped.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 09:31 AM   #20622
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Weirdly, still I want to know why are the floors skipped.
Because the lobby and mechanical floors are much taller than a standard office floor. If the lobby and mechanical floors were standard height, it would take 19 of them to fill the space under the 20th floor.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #20623
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #20624
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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
Thanks, but my problem was that I thought that the corner nodes I circled were different (one from antoher), but's it's just an odd angle that tricked me (the others pics showed me that)
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #20625
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Weirdly, still I want to know why are the floors skipped.
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Because the lobby and mechanical floors are much taller than a standard office floor. If the lobby and mechanical floors were standard height, it would take 19 of them to fill the space under the 20th floor.
No, thatīs wrong. Just because some floors are taller you don't count them twice or triple. The reason why they left out some floors (8-19 and 94-99) is because the hole building including its design and yes, even its floor numbers, is a homage to the twin towers.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #20626
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No, thatīs wrong. Just because some floors are taller you don't count them twice or triple. The reason why they left out some floors (8-19 and 94-99) is because the hole building including its design and yes, even its floor numbers, is a homage to the twin towers.
Not really..Adam is right..The base is tall as standard 20 story building..That's why it starts with 20th floor above the base..I think even Zen confirmed that..
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #20627
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This question has probably been answered before, but do the workers work on Sunday? And during the night?
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #20628
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the glass panels looks cool. are they covering the entire podium with concrete isn't it supposed to be with glass?
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #20629
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This question has probably been answered before, but do the workers work on Sunday? And during the night?
Depends on the weather..If there was bad weather lately and they couldn't work, then they will probably have workin' Sunday..But usually Sundays are work free..

I'm not sure about the night work, but they usually start very early in the morning, around 4 or 5 am, and work till the late night..
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the glass panels looks cool. are they covering the entire podium with concrete isn't it supposed to be with glass?
No..Only walls of the base will be concrete..It's very thick concrete wall, called "blast wall"..Glass panels will be attached to the concrete walls..
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Old March 20th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #20636
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Because the lobby and mechanical floors are much taller than a standard office floor. If the lobby and mechanical floors were standard height, it would take 19 of them to fill the space under the 20th floor.
AFAIK Floor 20 is at about 200ft and the standard height office floors are about 13ft floor-to-floor.

I hope that anyone who thinks that 13 * 20 is anywhere close to 200ft is not working on the plans, because stuff isn't going to fit... [like, say, this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-12759800, 2ft out in 10, nice going guys]

To fit 20 floors in, you'd have to be at 10ft per floor which is very tight (probably below some US minumus ?) for residential highrise, and I would say impossible for office space where you need more services in ceiling space.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #20637
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I love these new buildings, but I have to admit that I personally would have loved to see the old WTC still standing tall. It always makes me sad to see the old pictures.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #20638
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Old March 20th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #20639
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I know the glazing is not complete but see the sills of the first office floors alternate yet it ends up odd at each end with a double bay ? Just wondering...probably been answered before but although I keep an almost daily look at this thread I haven't heard a comment about it.


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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:08 PM   #20640
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Been wondering the same thing myself.
They are temporary so they can hang scaffolding out of them to work on the exterior of the podium below. If you look closely at some of the pics you can see this.

As you can see here:


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