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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #21641
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C'mon guys this isn't 'myspace'...

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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #21642
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While I thoroughly enjoy seeing different milestones reached on this amazing project, I don't really look forward to its ultimate completion because I'm so enjoy witnessing the process and I particularly enjoy/appreciate the way everyone here shares information and their passions/interests (photography, engineering, architecture, etc.).

However, I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet many of you in person once the project is complete. I hope we'll do that. Definitely something to look forward to.

With that said/typed, I have to admit that I was looking forward to meeting Zen the most and being able to shake his hand. He and his family and especially the beautiful wife he was so very proud of are very much in my thoughts.

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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #21643
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I don't really post here too often but I check this topic daily. Zen added a lot of interesting information and was one of the driving forces behind this thread. It's sad he will never see the finished project of the new WTC site.

It's very sad to hear about his unexpected passing. My thoughts are with his family.

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Old May 5th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #21644
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Old May 5th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #21645
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Old May 5th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #21646
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http://www.glassmagazine.com/news-it...-podium-118093

Glass problems force design change at Freedom Tower podium

By Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine
May 4, 2011



Glass Magazine has confirmed with two reliable off-the-record sources that New York City's Freedom Tower podium is going through a major redesign due to glass fabrication problems. Sanxin Fašade, China, was contracted to fabricate the podium's thick specialty lites. According to sources, the glass couldn't be fabricated as planned, requiring architects at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, to "scrap" the initial design, in the words of one source, and develop a new podium design.

Zetian Systems, Las Vegas, was contracted by Solera Construction/DCM Erectors, New York City, to perform the design-assist services, fabrication and delivery of the podium systems. Zetian subcontracted the fabrication to Sanxin Facade.

The podium was designed to be a signature element of the tower, located at Ground Zero, featuring a 185-foot wall of more than 2,000 pieces of prismatic glass and welded aluminum screens, according to a November 2010 release from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, which manufactured the 1-inch Starphire ultra-clear glass for the Freedom Tower podium. "We have already shipped the glass [but] aren't part of the fabrication or design activities," said Rob Struble, business communications manager, growth initiatives and performance glazing, PPG Industries, in an email.

Also known as One World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower is set to reach 102 stories, 1,776 feet, making it the tallest building in the United States, according to the PPG release.

Representatives from the Port Authority, SOM, Sanxin Fašade, Solera/DCM and Zetian have not yet responded to requests for comment. GlassMagazine.com will post updates as soon as they are available.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #21647
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^ thats a damn shame! podium was the coolest part of the tower. I wonder what they will go with :S
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Old May 5th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #21648
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What do they call "podium" ? Is it the socle of the tower (the first 20th floors) ? Or the big ring located on the roof that will serve as platform of the spire ?
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Old May 5th, 2011, 02:56 PM   #21649
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What do they call "podium" ? Is it the socle of the tower (the first 20th floors) ? Or the big ring located on the roof that will serve as platform of the spire ?
First 20 floors of building..The part which is not cladded yet..The rings on the roof are communication rings...There's 3 of them...They won't be cladded...
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Old May 5th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #21650
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So, if I read that correctly, the glass was shipped from PPG to Sanxin Fašade and whatever process they were going to do to it, didn't work. Is all the glass scrap now?
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Old May 5th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #21651
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I remember the days of waiting for a piece of glass to be put up. Now today its shooting up in a floor a day!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #21652
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Today Barack Obama want to visit the Ground Zero!!!!!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #21653
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I hope they don't halt construction for that.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #21654
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No but the webcams are off.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #21655
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http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/live-camera.html

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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #21656
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Black SUV's all around the site, people in black suits, cops...Well..Looks like "The Man" is here..
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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #21657
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The progress and development has gone unnoticed for the most part. But today ground zero has the worlds attention again. The 10th anniversary in 4 months is sure to be emotional, but once again the world will get to finally see ground zero is not that whole in the ground we've seen since 2001.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #21658
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They say it's 60 stories high now! Wow!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #21659
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The progress and development has gone unnoticed for the most part. But today ground zero has the worlds attention again. The 10th anniversary in 4 months is sure to be emotional, but once again the world will get to finally see ground zero is not that whole in the ground we've seen since 2001.
Absolutely. New York always draws attention worldwide, whether in South America, Europe, Asia, among others. But sure enough, on September 11 this year, the world will look at this site.

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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #21660
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This building was beautiful with the colors of the flag of the United States. I imagine this building, after being completed..... With the podium blue (like the WTC 7), and the spiral with red light. Also would look cool like a light as we saw in the series Fringe (last episode of season three), along with what I told above.

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