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Old April 16th, 2011, 07:22 PM   #21221
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Old April 16th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #21222
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Old April 17th, 2011, 12:06 AM   #21223
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wow I hope they clean up the windows before it opens up.
They won't be able to clean all of the windows until the roof is built, and the window washer cranes are installed there.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:13 AM   #21224
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They won't be able to clean all of the windows until the roof is built, and the window washer cranes are installed there.
I'm sure the roof and the window washer will be installed before its opened :P
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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #21225
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Must've seen this angle on pics so many times but from the Bridge to the Beekham towers to the Woolworth building,adore this image
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Old April 17th, 2011, 01:57 AM   #21226
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NYC is soon to replace HK as my #1 once this starts getting taller
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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #21228
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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #21229
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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #21230
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Wow, amazing how many images were posted on this page. Better than the other. I loved the view from inside the building, to get an idea of the size of each floor.

I love these pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 06:15 AM   #21231
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China Center Unveils Indoor Garden Design for One World Trade Center



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LOWER MANHATTAN — Something green is growing at One World Trade Center.
The China Center, the building's first tenant, unveiled plans Friday to build a vertical Chinese garden through their leased space on the 64th to 69th floors of the still-rising skyscraper.
The design, called "Folding Garden," includes green walls bursting with native Asian plants lining the building's winding hallways. The walls are meant to make visitors feel as though they're meandering through nature, rather than walking through one of the most secure office buildings in the world.
China Center Chairman Feng Lun said in a statement that he wants the design to show people a different view of China than they might find in New York's Chinatown.

"We want to create a new iconic environment at One World Trade Center to represent an open-minded and confident China that embraces all values," Lun said. "We want people to come here, look at the space, and say 'Wow! This is a side of China I haven't seen.'"
Cindy Lam, the project manager, said the design connects the floors vertically, so it is easy to see and travel between them.
"It's a very unique concept," Lam told DNAinfo Friday. "We're very excited about it."
The team is now working on more detailed plans, including the number of green walls and the type of plants, Lam said.
The green walls will help the China Center pursue a LEED Platinum rating for the 200,000-square-foot space, which is scheduled to open in 2014.
The China Center, currently located in 7 World Trade Center, builds business and cultural bridges between China and the United States. Its new space will include an event center for corporate conferences and art shows, a private dining club and spa, a visitor center and more.
The idea for the garden design came from Chinese artist Zhou Wei, and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will translate it into reality.
"By combining the unique, meandering spatial characteristics of the Chinese garden with several floors of the iconic One World Trade Center, we can arrive at a very special kind of design that is specific to China Center and to New York City, all at once," Kuma said in a statement.
"This is a very special opportunity that bridges modern and traditional motifs, architecture and nature, and most importantly the Chinese and American cultures.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #21232
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I was in NY yesterday and took some pics down at the trade center. Enjoy

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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #21233
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Man this pic from your photostream looks gorgeous, couldn't resist to share it.

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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #21234
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:24 AM   #21235
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So did I read wrong, or is the building's first tenant only leasing space on floors 64-69?
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #21236
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April 15th by me:

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Old April 17th, 2011, 08:52 AM   #21237
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Is the restaurant on the upper floors confirmed? I thought they decided against it since it wasn't going to make any money...
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Old April 17th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #21238
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The view has changes only a little bit since the early 70's when workers had the same view from the original WTC1

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Old April 17th, 2011, 09:46 AM   #21239
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excellent updates!! Much appreciated ShieldCastle and Otie
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Old April 17th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #21240
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I think I get why they're constructing those massive concrete walls between the 70-ton columns. Must be for security reasons; therefore, two columns plus the wall act a 'buttress' or fortified limb... notice how the walls are offset by one: column-wall-column, clear space, column-wall-column, clear space, etc..
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