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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #22001
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Not good explaining, but a diagram should give you an idea why 72nd floor is the perfect octagon (structurally):
Nice work Otie. Here is another way you could look at it (did this in 10 minutes so not of the best quality):

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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #22002
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I tried to post a picture from my flickr photostream but it wouldn't embed onto the post. DOes anybody know what I did wrong?

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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #22003
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can someone answer my question again...does this building taper inwards towards the core at all four (or eight) facades?
All four sides, or the triangles with their base at the bottom are vertical. So, the 200 foot width of the tower at the base turns into a 200 foot diagonal at the top.
It makes for an interesting perspective. If you look at the tower from north, south, east or west it's 200 feet wide all the way up. But if you look at it from a 45 degree angle, it tapers from 282 feet to 141 feet and looks almost like a truncated obelisk.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #22004
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #22005
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Old May 18th, 2011, 05:08 AM   #22006
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I love these sorta pictures - reminds me of the shot from Godzilla from Jersey where the WTC was shrouded in fog

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"Look at it, it's perfect. An island, water on all sides, but like no other island in the world, this is a place where he can easliy hide. He's in there some place.."


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Old May 18th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #22007
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Old May 18th, 2011, 06:15 AM   #22008
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I tried to post a picture from my flickr photostream but it wouldn't embed onto the post. DOes anybody know what I did wrong?
On the upper part of your picture there should be an arrow button right to the Facebook/Twitter/Mail buttons, click on it. Then select "Grab the HTML/BBCode" (if enabled on your account), select the size you want; select "BBCode" below and finally copy and paste.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #22009
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still more rain on the way, when is it going to stop.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #22010
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What's the scheduled completion date for this building ? Going to look awesome on the skyline...can't wait
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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #22011
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estimated completion around the fourth quarter of 2013.
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Condé Nast Will Be Anchor of 1 World Trade Center
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Old May 18th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #22013
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Glossy move
Condé Nast mags ink $2B pioneering 1 WTC lease
By LOIS WEISS, KEITH J. KELLY and CARL CAMPANILE

Last Updated: 12:54 AM, May 18, 2011



In a major boost to the revival of Ground Zero, the glitzy Condé Nast magazine empire has finalized a $2 billion deal with the Port Authority to become the anchor tenant at 1 World Trade Center, sources said yesterday. Under the groundbreaking 25-year lease agreement, Condé will relocate from 4 Times Square and occupy up to 1 million square feet at 1 WTC.

As part of the complicated and long-discussed transaction, the Durst Organization will pay $100 million to assume an interest in the 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper and be in charge of leasing the rest of the tower, sources said. John Bellando, Condé’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer who had been spearheading talks for billionaire Chairman S.I. Newhouse, Jr. said, “We believe that moving to 1 World Trade Center will be a catalyst to help transform downtown similar to our move to Times Square in 1999.” Condé is not expected to move in until 2015, a spokeswoman said.

But New York officials — after years of delays — are thrilled to announce the deal just months before the 10th anniversary of the Twin Towers attacks. “Condé Nast is an international franchise and signing them on as an anchor tenant sends a message to the global business community that lower Manhattan is alive, growing and open for business,” said Gov. Cuomo, who oversees the PA. Added PA Executive Director Chris Ward: “We built a new reality at the World Trade Center and this transaction will be the exclamation point on that turnaround.”

The mag giant and the PA signed a non-binding letter of intent last year — but it took months to hammer out the terms. A chief demand of Condé negotiators was that its top executives and clients be able to quickly get in and out of the heavily secured site. Indeed, there will be a provision in the lease that will penalize the PA if it takes too long for honchos to get to their offices, according to a source involved in the negotiations.

Also, the PA has agreed to assume the costs of the last few years of Condé’s lease at 4 Times Square. Durst also operates 4 Times Square.The deal is to be approved at the next PA board meeting. Condé has the right to lease 1 million square feet, but can reduce it to 900,000 square feet, sources said. Tara Stacom’s team at Cushman & Wakefield will continue to work with Durst and the PA to lease the building, sources said

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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #22014
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This is great news. Now that 1WTC is fully leased (or that's what I got out of it anyway), other companies will have to move to 2 and 3WTC, so they won't have to stop construction!
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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #22015
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Hi Guys, Got back to Blighty from NYC yesterday.

All I can say is WOW! What a city. Had a great time, will post some of my pics when I get a chance (to be fair,pics nowhere near as good as ones already posted).
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Old May 18th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #22016
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Yes, it will be very interesting to see how this leasing will effect the other towers. Hopefully it will allot towers 2 and 3 to proceed much more quickly. Although the U.S. economy is looking increasingly shaky and that could effect things.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #22017
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On the upper part of your picture there should be an arrow button right to the Facebook/Twitter/Mail buttons, click on it. Then select "Grab the HTML/BBCode" (if enabled on your account), select the size you want; select "BBCode" below and finally copy and paste.
Thanks, that worked!. Here is the diagram I was trying to show before:

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tower by k_olivier12, on Flickr[/IMG]

The larger blue triangle (any one of the N,S,E,W facades) is superimposed along the central line with the smaller black triangle (any one of the NE,NW,SE,SW facades). The thick red line denotes where the two triangles intersect-(and thus have the same width). This is where the regular octagon (floor 72) is located.

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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #22018
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This is great news. Now that 1WTC is fully leased (or that's what I got out of it anyway), other companies will have to move to 2 and 3WTC, so they won't have to stop construction!
Really? All that space left in the Times square building will be there to be filled also, and cheaper perhaps, so maybe those companies will go there. It's a zero sum game.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #22019
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I love these sorta pictures - reminds me of the shot from Godzilla from Jersey where the WTC was shrouded in fog

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"Look at it, it's perfect. An island, water on all sides, but like no other island in the world, this is a place where he can easliy hide. He's in there some place.."

Same here. That is the movie that reminds me of NYC. The towers covered in dense clouds, rain and cold dark weather, the sum of late 20th century NYC.

These new towers being built will be the avatars for the city for the 21st century as the original WTC was the avatar for the city for the late 20th century.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #22020
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wow

I can´t wait when they will have these towers built, especially the Foster´s tower Didn´t like the old Twins, I´m sorry for all the families and friends of those who died in there. New York is aiming higher!
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