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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:05 AM   #24221
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Not yet it's still has a little ways to go. When he said ten feet he was talking about tower 4. At less I think he was.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #24222
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Lets be accurate!

The tower will be exactly 1,000' 0" high when the structure reaches the 81st floor (not counting the 4' column splice).

If you wanna go metric, it'll surpass the 300m mark at the 80th floor (990' 8" / ~301.9m) counting the splices.

So, Cul was right

*All measurements start from the finished lobby floor; El. 311' 2"
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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #24223
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It will be a supertall in a blink of an eye, summer always flies by for me anyway. But 4 floors= approximately 1 month soo. I'm getting ready to party.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #24224
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Ah, maybe this way of thinking is why the country is broke and going down the drain. No work ethic.

It wasn't even that hot out today. Plus it is cooler for them because they are way up in the air, get stronger breazes and are by the water.

Truthfully, this is sort of an example of why things aren't going so well. In the 30s with much more primitive technology the ESB went up in 18 months. Now with better technology and equipment we take forever to do things.

Anyways, hopefully they'll get back to work soon
I'm not so sure you can say this country has no work ethic.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 07:53 AM   #24225
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Ah, maybe this way of thinking is why the country is broke and going down the drain. No work ethic.

It wasn't even that hot out today. Plus it is cooler for them because they are way up in the air, get stronger breazes and are by the water.

Truthfully, this is sort of an example of why things aren't going so well. In the 30s with much more primitive technology the ESB went up in 18 months. Now with better technology and equipment we take forever to do things.

Anyways, hopefully they'll get back to work soon
The ESB is as equivalent to this building as a 1930 Ford is to a 2011 Ford. Just as modern cars, newer buildings are "denser" and have many more parts. In fact, I bet this building couldn't be built using 1930's technology.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #24226
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Anyone know how tall the cranes are? And when will the tops of the cranes be about the roof height?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:14 AM   #24227
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Were not there..... 337m?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #24228
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1WTC will be the talles bulding in the USA for a long Time i think.
Except the Chicago Spire project has a come-back
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #24229
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Hey Culwulla, thanks for the diagram For me it already is the tallest in Lower Manhattan since I accept roof height as the main measurement. That's why it won't be the tallest in America, but only the second tallest.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #24230
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...so stop off-topic now

I have question to new york residents:

do most of you still prefer the old twin towers or did you 'get used' to the new single freedom tower?

i mean, now if you see how it rises, don't you think that this is coequal together with the other towers?

for me, the new wtc is awsome, especially tower 1 + 2, together they give an awsome picture in the skyline..
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Old July 19th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #24231
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Don't go offtopic in here, it's a waste of time! We'll delete it anyway. And ban people if necessary.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #24232
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The View of Lower Manhattan from Jersey City by RBudhu, on Flickr

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Old July 19th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #24233
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The Goldman sachs building looks great, can't wait to see how well it compliments the finished wtc in a few years.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:46 PM   #24234
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...gRYq09wNef0BiM

A GSA haircut at 1 WTC
Last Updated: 11:58 PM, July 18, 2011
Posted: 11:53 PM, July 18, 2011

The Port Authority and the federal General Services Administration are negotiating for "much less" space at 1 World Trade Center than the GSA originally intended to lease, Realty Check has learned.

The US agency and the PA announced a prospective deal for 600,000 square feet four years ago, when 1 WTC was still called the Freedom Tower and government officials were desperate to get the long-stalled project off the ground.

Now, sources said, the GSA will likely end up with as little as half the original commitment. That comes on the heels of our story earlier this year that a second prospective government lease, for the state Office of General Services, is all but dead.

The prospective GSA shrinkage and OGS withdrawal will leave the PA with a whopping 900,000 square feet more in the 2.6 million square-foot tower to offer higher-paying private-sector tenants.

The GSA agreement with the PA was less than binding. Since then, everything has changed: Condé Nast pre-leased 1 million square feet at 1 WTC, and the Durst Organization signed on as the PA's minority partner.

Cushman & Wakefield's Tara Stacom has been walking more prospective tenants through the fast-rising tower. She would not comment on the GSA. But she said, "We're very confident about our ability to lease this building based on what we have on the table, and to continue to diversify the tenant mix downtown."

With a widespread perception that 1 WTC is hot, the last thing the PA or Durst wants is for the "iconic" tower to be full of government tenants paying below-market rents. The original, highly subsidized terms called for the GSA to pay a net-effective rent in the low $40s per square foot, compared with the $60s a foot starting rent Condé will pay.

The PA declined to comment. Renee Miscione, a spokesperson in the GSA's New York office, said, "We're in discussions with the Port Authority about this matter, so we are not going to confirm or comment."

The PA is mum about who's looked at 1 WTC, as is Larry Silverstein about his 4 WTC. But we've learned of three law firms that have kicked tires at either or both -- Milbank Tweed (which is also said to be considering the World Financial Center), Morgan Lewis and Chadbourne & Parke.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #24235
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The first picture looks like a frozen movie trailer.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #24236
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Wow, that glass is gorgeous.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #24237
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it starts to dominate the skyline. Since 4WTC will be will be comparable to this height, this pic also shows the 4WTC will be very visible when completed.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:26 PM   #24238
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Again: We'll delete the offtopic stuff. So stop your efforts, it's a waste of time. For us all.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #24239
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Re-reading the last 5 pages has left me confused to the actual height we are now at...

The last jump I can see brought us to 910' feet... I can see no new steel added since that jump yet Culwulla's diagram indicates we are above 928' feet. when did that jump take place? As far as all the updates in this thread and everyone had said, we were still on floors 73-74 and at 910'... Then now with no new steel since then, we are suddenly 26'4" taller?

I like to update the Lower Manhattan checklist when we have surpassed a building, but now I am not sure where we really are anymore.

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Old July 20th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #24240
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^ You really pay attention to the progress, don't you? Thanks for noticing that, yes, they're still 910' 8"... But seing Carlos' photos, it seems there's one core column 3 floors high... if that's right, then they are 910' 8" + 13' 4" = 924' above street level.
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