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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:13 AM   #25301
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #25302
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Wonderful as always otie!
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #25303
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is this a supertall yet, or does it need 1 more floor for that?
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #25304
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is this a supertall yet, or does it need 1 more floor for that?
It depends on how you consider a supertall. Next jump will make Tower One 990' 8" (~301.9m), the following one will make it 1017' 4" (~310.10m).
*All measurements include a 4' column splice.


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Old August 16th, 2011, 05:06 AM   #25305
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Old August 16th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #25306
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Exactly how far is the Freedom Tower from the North Tower's footprint?
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Old August 16th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #25307
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Old August 16th, 2011, 09:40 AM   #25308
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what's the black thing at the base of the tower ?
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Old August 16th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #25309
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Wtc center area is coming out nicely just hoping its worth it considering the port authority fare hike because of this project and all.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #25310
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Old August 16th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #25311
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Interesting stuff.

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1 World Trade Center building in New York will house the fastest elevators in North America. Located in the J Bank, these high-rise express elevators will travel up to 2,000 feet per minute at approximately 23 miles per hour. And it will take approximately one minute on the express elevator to get from the bottom of 1 World Trade Center to the very top (102 stories), assuming no stops.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #25312
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what's the black thing at the base of the tower ?
That is scaffolding covered in black netting. I'm not really sure what it's for.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #25313
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That is scaffolding covered in black netting. I'm not really sure what it's for.
It's probably one of the first steps in getting ready for the cladding of the base. It starts early next year.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #25314
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Now I am seriously starting to dislike this project:

Time to get out the pitchforks: the Port Authority is holding public hearings Tuesday on its vastly unpopular proposed fare hikes.

Eight morning and evening hearings are planned to allow the public to weigh in on the $4 hike in bridge and tunnel tolls and pricier PATH tickets.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF HEARING LOCATIONS

The PA wants to hike bridge and tunnel tolls for E-ZPass users from $8 to $12 at peak hours, with the toll for drivers paying cash jumping from $8 to $15 this year and then $17 in 2014.
Staten Island bridge tolls would rise from $80 to $120 for 20 bridge crossings in 25 days.

The basic PATH ticket will jump a dollar, from $1.75 per trip to $2.75. A monthly pass would go from $54 to $89.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...#ixzz1VCJQgmjF

In the print edition of the paper it said the increases were to fund the cost overruns on the WTC reconstruction and that if they didn't get the increases construction might stop.

Now I think I can say I don't care if construction stops. It might be a good thing!
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #25315
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This one mention the WTC overruns:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/08/...ver-crossings/
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #25316
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Uhm, LOL? Wasnt it like also their fault that this project isnt further progressed than it currently is?

So they are basically forcing New Yorkers to pay for the rebuilding, and put pressure on them, if they arent willing they gonna stop construction.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #25317
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Old August 16th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #25318
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Now I am seriously starting to dislike this project:

Time to get out the pitchforks: the Port Authority is holding public hearings Tuesday on its vastly unpopular proposed fare hikes.

Eight morning and evening hearings are planned to allow the public to weigh in on the $4 hike in bridge and tunnel tolls and pricier PATH tickets.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF HEARING LOCATIONS

The PA wants to hike bridge and tunnel tolls for E-ZPass users from $8 to $12 at peak hours, with the toll for drivers paying cash jumping from $8 to $15 this year and then $17 in 2014.
Staten Island bridge tolls would rise from $80 to $120 for 20 bridge crossings in 25 days.

The basic PATH ticket will jump a dollar, from $1.75 per trip to $2.75. A monthly pass would go from $54 to $89.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...#ixzz1VCJQgmjF

In the print edition of the paper it said the increases were to fund the cost overruns on the WTC reconstruction and that if they didn't get the increases construction might stop.

Now I think I can say I don't care if construction stops. It might be a good thing!
If anything gets cut it'll be the above ground portion of the Transit Hub. Stopping Tower 1 or the underground infrastructure would be beyond idiotic at this point.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #25319
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^ I doubt the above portion of the transit hub would get cut, simply because it's a major political statement (and Port Authority ego boost); too much has been promised for too long for them to cut what amounts to a small percentage of the hub's total cost.
Toll hikes and the like were an inevitability: they have serious capital needs for the maintenance and or replacement of their infrastructure. Perhaps just as importantly, the agency was threatened with a lowered bond rating, imperiling their future finances. (Debt issuance already accounts for 29% of their operating funds while interest payments suck up 11% of their budget.) The Port Authority gets almost no outside assistance so the only way to increase their revenue is to raise tolls, airport fees, rent, etc.
* Off-topic, sorry! *
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Old August 16th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #25320
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Where is that taken from? I have never seen that view before..
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