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Old May 7th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #21721
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On which floor are we now? i was with vacation. :P
They're still on the 64th. But 65 and 66 are imminent.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #21722
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at what height will the building reach the stage when the section of a building will have an octagonal shape?
72nd floor, 8 floors above current height.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #21723
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Old May 7th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #21724
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #21725
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one world trade podium is going through a major redesign due to glass fabrication .
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:28 AM   #21726
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one world trade podium is going through a major redesign due to glass fabrication .
You mean it's gonna look different than it does in renders?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #21727
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yes according to what i heard.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:50 AM   #21728
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You mean it's gonna look different than it does in renders?
Just the base of the building
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:14 AM   #21729
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yes just the base.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #21730
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Glass problems force design change at Freedom Tower podium
By Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine
May 4, 2011
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : PROJECTS

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.

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 8th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #21731
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #21732
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That video looks like in Canary Wharf, London rather than in NYC (same towers)
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Old May 8th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #21733
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Oke 1 tower is simular the rest of the towers arent.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #21734
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Hi is there a link for Fiterman Hall? How tall was the original And how tall will the new on be?

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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #21735
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Hi is there a link for Fiterman Hall? How tall was the original And how tall will the new on be?

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I don't think there is a thread on this forum for Fiterman, but it isn't supposed to be much taller than the old one (only like 10 or so floors).
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #21736
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Hi is there a link for Fiterman Hall?
Here at SkyscraperCity there's not a thread to this building, but there's one at SkyscraperPage


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Old May 8th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #21737
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I find the term "Major redesign" to be a bit hyperbolic. I hardly think the podium will now be a Frank Gehry inspired wrinkled tin can, or a billowing glass bubble of curving atrium glass... The structure is already built. It only needs cladding, not redesigning.

It is still going to be the same shape with some sort of glass-based cladding over top. At best, this is a re-thinking or re-imagining of the podium.

We here on these forums are prone to wild speculation and rumours as it is, let's not let a poor choice of words and bad writing from a glass fabricator's magazine get us in a tizzy. Look at who the source is.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #21738
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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #21739
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Hey guys I was at ground zero yesterday and I got some great photos of 1 World Trade Center






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Old May 8th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #21740
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Hello,

I'm new here, but I've been lurking around this thread for about 7 months. I have a question regarding 1 WTC (eek!).

Now, before I ask, please allow me to state that I have seen many renders of this building, and STR's are amazing. But I liked this one, too:



My question is this: Is the building supposed to look like an obelisk or something? I REALLY hope not. It would be so disappointing having such a building replace the old North Tower.

Anyway, that is the reason I love the building so much. It looks like the old North Tower, to me.

Please reply. I apologize if this seems a little silly...
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