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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:11 PM   #24901
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Well, if the workers are underpaid, it is good they quit. They must be able to live a good life as well.
Define underpaid. 99.9998% of the people on earth are underpaid, in their own opinion.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:22 PM   #24902
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So should this be changed to On Hold? :ohno2:
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:23 PM   #24903
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Let's not jump the gun here.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:39 PM   #24904
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So should this be changed to On Hold? :ohno2:
Only the concrete workers are striking. There's plenty of other work that'll be done in the mean time. They can still raise new steel. They just can't get too far ahead of the core. Then it will have to stop.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:04 PM   #24905
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No need to panic, just a dispute.

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Trust me, construction workers in the northern US are not underpaid. They are very highly paid with very good benefits. They haven't suffered all the cutbacks other workers have because you can't outsource their jobs and the unions very tightly control who can get jobs.

In fact, if it is the government paying for this project then law mandates they pay "prevailing wage" which is a total rip off and explains in part why construction in places like NY is so expensive.

I don't know any of the details of this exact dispute though, just letting you know you don't need to worry about construction workers in NYC, they do very well.
regardless, I wouldn't accept a 20% cut either.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:41 PM   #24906
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To lighten the mood a bit I proudly announce that my US diagram checklists are ready

1WTC is at this moment at floor 78 standing at a height of 292.6 meters / 960 feet. It is currently the 11th tallest building in the United States and the 2nd tallest building in New York. Below are diagrams for comparison:

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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:52 PM   #24907
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Good diagram, Kanto. Thanks for including meters and feet. I'll post an updated version of my diagram as soon as 1 WTC passes NYTT's spire.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:03 AM   #24908
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:39 AM   #24909
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Great pics and diagrams! Almost 300 meters high is a good mark at the moment, keep going !!!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:42 AM   #24910
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Umm, 1 WTC belongs in front of the Sears Tower, its pinnacle height will be taller...
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:51 AM   #24911
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Don't mind Kanto, he's incompetent. All new forum members disregard the diagrams made by Kanto, they are more incorrect than any I have ever seen.

Kanto, I'll say this again: That's fine if you want to make a diagram for yourself, but please don't share with us and misinform members.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:59 AM   #24912
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How long are we talking on hold?
I'm about to cry
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:05 AM   #24913
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The tower isn't on hold, yet.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:08 AM   #24914
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Don't worry Dirty New Yorker. As someone else stated, there's plenty of other stuff to do that doesn't involve the concrete.

And also, can someone else make diagrams the way they're supposed to be done? I'm getting tired of Kanto spamming us.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:31 AM   #24915
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And also, can someone else make diagrams the way they're supposed to be done? I'm getting tired of Kanto spamming us.
I've been making diagrams measuring to spire height.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:34 AM   #24916
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Thanks. You should pose them every time after Kanto post his so people won't have to complain about Kanto's bullshit

And so that people can actually see what they want to see.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:00 AM   #24917
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@People: There's no need to insult Kanto or his work. If you find it disturbing, ignore it or go to your Control Panel and add any contact you want to the ignore list.
@Kanto: Please understand that buildings' official height is measured from the lowest open air entrance to the architectural top. If you disagree with it, O.K. but please don't misinform people here. I recomend you this CTBUH page, in case you haven't read it.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:04 AM   #24918
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How long are we talking on hold?
I'm about to cry
Relax, that building will get done, its just union thugs doing what they do.

As to Kanto, wow does he work some of you up. Just ignore him. I happen to agree with his points if not his zeal but the way height is recognized is the way it is recognized. Fancy antenna's count whether some of us like it or not.

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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:05 AM   #24919
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Don't worry Dirty New Yorker. As someone else stated, there's plenty of other stuff to do that doesn't involve the concrete.

And also, can someone else make diagrams the way they're supposed to be done? I'm getting tired of Kanto spamming us.
Well when I drove by today it looks like they finally filled in concrete on 77 & 78 so.. Will they put up more steel do you think?
I don't necessarily thinks it's that bad. It gives more time to pay attention to the rest of the wtc site
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:43 AM   #24920
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