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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #24561
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Really great photos, thank you Dino


The glass facade has really grown on me. I didn't expect it to look that fantastic.
Does anyone know who's producing the facade elements for 1WTC?
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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #24562
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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #24563
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will they start cladding the base or for what's the scaffolding?
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Old July 27th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #24564
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Does anyone know who's producing the facade elements for 1WTC?
The prismatic glass that was supposed to cover the base (2,000 pieces) was being produced in Pennsylvenia (only a few samples got produced), treated in China and tasted back here. Those panels were going to measure 4' 1/2" by 13' 3 1/4".

PPG Industries, from Pittsburg, is supplying Starphire ultra-clear, low iron glass. While Benson Industries, from Portland Oregon, is producing the finished curtain wall panels (basically joining the alluminium frame with the glass). The engineer firm Weidlinger Associates is the consultant in blast-resistant design.Those panels measure 5' by 13' 4", the glass is about 1" thick and each panel weighs about half a ton.

And as for the corner cladding, a German Company called ThyssenKrupp Nirosta is supplying the stainless steel for them. Funny fact: ThyssenKrupp Elevator, a sister company of ThyssenKrupp Nirosta is producing 71 elevators & 9 escalators for the same tower.



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will they start cladding the base or for what's the scaffolding?
Don't expect the podium glass by this year. I'm not sure what's the scaffolding for, but if they're sticking to the original arrangement, then maybe they're preparing to install the girts that will support cladding.

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Old July 27th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #24566
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Thanks a lot for the elaborate response Otie, you're the man!

Those companies obviously are doing a magnificent job, telling by the appearance.
Let's hope it's not just looking good, but also durable and of high engineering quality.
Facades can cause a lot of problems you wouldn't expect them to cause.
Believe me, got enough of bothersome challenges with them already...
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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #24567
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Incredible pics otie!

I know there are a few live cams out there, but seeing all these pictures right here on the thread is so convenient. Thanks.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #24568
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Nice pictures people.
It would be cool if you could get a few from inside the building.
Does anyone know when the whole site will be done cause 2 and 3 have not even reached street level yet.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #24569
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its planned to be finished some time in '13
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #24570
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More like around 2015.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #24571
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Great Pictures!!! :-)
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #24572
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More like around 2015.
Depends on what your definition of complete is. The building will be finished by late 2013. But the interior fit out will take some time. I'll consider 1WTC done when it's open to the public. That probably won't happen till sometime in the first half of 2014 (that's my guess anyway).
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #24573
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^JD47 asked when the whole site was going to be finished.
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^JD47 asked when the whole site was going to be finished.
Oh I see, I don't know how I missed that
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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #24575
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One World Trade Center, left, rises up in the Manhattan skyline in this aerial photo, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in New York. The tower has reached the 76th floor. The Empire State Building is at right, in background. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #24576
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Great pic was waiting for pic like that since Carlos left, i think i see a steel column for the next two floors.

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Old July 27th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #24577
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Dear god this thing will be incredible when it is completed.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #24578
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That airliner evading 1WTC made my day I didn't laugh that much for ages, thanks for posting it

Btw, since the building has now risen 2 floors to have 76 floors I must update my checklist diagram.

1WTC is now 935 feet / 285 meters tall (from what I know ) This means it is currently the third tallest building in NY beating Chrysler Building by 3 meters, but still lacking 3 meters to reach the height of BoA:

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As to the completition dates 1WTC and 4WTC will be ready in 2013, 3WTC in 2014 and 2WTC in 2015 ........ from what I know
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Old July 27th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #24579
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Stop with your passive-aggressive attitude towards spires. What you are saying simply is not true. At least say that "It is currently the third tallest by roof height" or something like that, the way you put it makes it not clear and is really annoying.

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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #24580
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There isn't a single time I post a diagram that I'm not attacked for it This is what I get for trying to contribute

Look at what I said there, I said it is 285m/935ft tall, how much clearer could I be?
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