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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #24001
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Other than the 1 or 2 trees that are clearly just clinging to life, I wouldn't worry about them too much. First, some stress from the transplantation is to be expected (just like a person being weak after surgery), but this'll go away in time. Also, a lot of the "brownish" appearance that we see in some of the trees is probably just dust and whatnot which is naturally going to be in the air at one of the largest construction sites in the country. Every time it rains, the trees get "cleaned off".
Yes, I understand about Transplant Shock but this is not quite the case at Ground Zero the trees' root ball has been kept intact. And I was under the impression that the timeline for that syndrome had generally passed quite a while ago for many of these trees.

I thought of the dust theory as well, but the pattern is not consistent with contaminants being blown from sawing concrete slabs or wood nearby with electric tools. Nor is it uniform, as if being blown from construction in the East Bathtub. And this morning you can clearly see the yellowing and loss of many leaves.


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This is very surprising. I assumed that those trees would be equipped with some kind of automated drip irrigation system that could, when necessary deliver pesticides or fertilizer when necessary. Sort of like an iv drip for someone in the hospital.
From what I understand, that is exactly what is being provided for the trees, yet I am unsure if it is up an running while construction is still underway.

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Are those trees native to the region?
New York City does lie within their range:


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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #24002
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Conversely... I am much more confident in the condition and health of The Survivor Tree.

HD video of the history of the Survivor Tree
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=637144749850

Story and video about the planting of the Survivor Tree
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...ork&id=7857410

It seems to be doing surprisingly well.


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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #24003
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so great to see a super tall like this one going up in the US
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #24004
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Guys, the trees' health concerns me as much as you, but please move the trees' stuff to the Memorial thread.

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It would be kinda cool to place a model of the tower inside the Observation Deck Lobby, just like the ESB... 1WTC model at 7WTC:
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #24005
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I notice the pic with the 1wtc model has the old communication platform ring design i wonder are they sticking to that design or what?

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Old July 14th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #24006
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^ The artists working on that floor? Probably. The architects? Nope.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #24007
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This was taken a short time ago. I went out today and thought I should finally contribute a picture to this thread. It's pretty embarrassing compared to the other awesome HQ pics that others post here but it just shows the building from my perspective, at the corner of Broome St. and 6th avenue

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Old July 15th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #24008
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i like that pic. it shows the site from a new perspective.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:26 AM   #24009
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Here is a short time-lapse I created using webcam shots. From late April to mid July.

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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:32 AM   #24010
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^Nice vid. Do you have webcam shots from before April 25? It'd be amazing to see a timelapse from start to finish ^.^




On a different note, does anyone know the "official" spelling of the WTC Towers? Is this building officially "1 World Trade Center" or "One World Trade Center?"
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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:59 AM   #24011
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Correct me if I am wrong, but is that model of 1 wtc not inside 1 wtc itself? The interior matches that of earlier shots of 1 wtc's interior, plus the presence of construction lights also leads me to believe that is indeed 1 wtc's interior, as I doubt construction lights would still be present at this juncture inside 7 wtc.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:42 AM   #24012
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^Remember that tenants are the ones in charge to decorate, paint, enclose columns, add a proper lighting system and incorporate other elements. That model is located on the 48th floor of Larry's 7WTC. The floor is occupied by Marcus Robinson, an artist who's documenting the rebuilding of the complex throughout paintings, short films and sketches.

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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:13 AM   #24013
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So what's the deal with those (what appear to be) 3 pipes?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:55 AM   #24014
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Stunning project!~
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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:58 AM   #24015
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So what's the deal with those (what appear to be) 3 pipes?
It looks like a steel column (coated in fireproofing) and two pipes. The pipes could be for anything (water, conduit for wires, roof drains, etc.), but since they're insulated, they're probably for steam, hot water, chilled water, or such. It'll all be boxed in with metal studs and drywall when the future tenant upfits the floor.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:25 AM   #24016
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If I wanted to, could I lease one floor of 1WTC for private use?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:32 AM   #24017
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If I wanted to, could I lease one floor of 1WTC for private use?
If you have a spare 100 million dollars or so...go right ahead.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #24018
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is 1 wtc now in the top 10 of the tallest buildings in manhattan???
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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:08 AM   #24019
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is 1 wtc now in the top 10 of the tallest buildings in manhattan???
i think it is. wheres the checklist? edit: It was #3 Downtown the last time i checked, using that it's behind: ESB, Chrysler, Citigroup, BoA, Ny Times (w/ antenna), 40 wall st, and American International

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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #24020
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is 1 wtc now in the top 10 of the tallest buildings in manhattan???
It's #8 at ~910 feet. 7 more are taller. Citigroup 915', 40 Wall 927', 70 Pine 952', NYTT 1046', Chrysler 1046', BoA 1200', and Empire State 1250'.

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