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Old August 26th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #25681
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OT: any Irene related questions might be answered during bloombergs press conference which should begin very soon. Here is the link.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/live_stream.html
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #25682
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Bloomberg is making this sound really serious.. The police are going to patrol the streets with speakers on their cars making sure that nobody is outside.. :o
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #25683
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #25684
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I wonder how the hurricane will look like on the 1WTC webcam

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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #25685
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I have walked by this tower multiple times this week after being back in New York after 9 years. She looks great. But personally I think that the architectural quality of the old towers designed by Yamasaki was quite a bit better. Still when all towers have been completed this will be a beautiful and good addition to lower Manhattan. Just my two cents.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #25686
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heres a pic of wtc on a local newspaper.

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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #25687
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I guess works are going to get halted owing to the hurricane's coming over NY in the next few hours (seems bloody serious...), be carefull guys, rush to the shelters & may the WTC site remains intact...


next few hours? its coming sunday bud
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #25688
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They're taking the tower cranes down.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #25689
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next few hours? its coming sunday bud
Well, I relied on an ignorant journalist apparently...sorry mate .
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:21 AM   #25690
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They're taking the tower cranes down.
Really? Do you have a webcam or something that shows it? Wise decision, IMO. Heavy winds could bring down the cranes, and we don't need that kind of disaster.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:29 AM   #25691
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I just saw pics by Carlos on SSP. They are really dismantling them. This seems more and more like an Emmerich movie than reality. -.-
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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #25692
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They took the boom off the west tower crane so that the other can weather vane freely in the wind.

Carlos took some pics you can find on SSP if you'd like.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:39 AM   #25693
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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:55 AM   #25694
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next few hours? its coming sunday bud
It's coming saturday check the hurricane warnings.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:37 AM   #25695
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Ladies and Gentlemen; Please be safe tomorrow into monday. We are all bracing for a massive hurricane named irene. Please lock all your windows and have batteries, first aid kit, water, unperisable foods, and keep your most important documents near you just in case. We all should start to pray for the less fortunate in the even that unfolding as we speak
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:48 AM   #25696
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Stunning images, this complex is wearing their skins and also be lined with vegetation that park.
Really beautiful.

Good luck friend new york people, hopefully it's just a scare and be all right.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:56 AM   #25697
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New York Buildings Face Storm Damage as Property Managers Plan for Irene
By David M. Levitt - Aug 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene may cause serious damage to some New York City buildings as it threatens to bring surging floodwaters and strong winds that may spur flying debris, property managers said as they prepared for the storm.

Irene could be “a once-in-a-lifetime event if it goes according to the forecast,” said Jim Rosenbluth, managing director for crisis management at real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield Inc. Basements and lower levels of buildings close to the shore “would absolutely be at risk,” he said.

The storm, hurtling toward landfall in North Carolina tomorrow and the Northeast the following day, may pose the biggest threat to waterfront areas in lower Manhattan, said Frank Edwards, executive managing director for project management in the New York office of Colliers International. While the city’s tall buildings are designed to withstand high winds, the gusts may create a funneling effect that poses a danger to bystanders throughout the city, Rosenbluth said.

New York City today ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas, including Brooklyn’s Coney Island, lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City and parts of Staten Island. Landlords were urged to begin emergency preparations and the New York buildings commissioner ordered that work on all city construction sites be suspended at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Stable Skyscrapers

Manhattan’s tallest buildings are constructed to hold up against the horizontal force of winds, and glass in the newest towers is much stronger than the typical household windows, said David Childs, the architect who designed Manhattan towers including 1 World Trade Center, Time Warner Center, Worldwide Plaza and several other Manhattan towers.

“Many tall buildings have a large base to stand on, and they’re anchored to the granite which forms the base of all of Manhattan,” he said in a telephone interview.

Skyscraper skin is thicker and tends to be installed in two or three layers, he said, and if it does break, it usually does so in pellets like an auto windshield. Though those pellets can be dangerous in hurricane-force winds, the latest building designs are typically tested in Florida, where people are experienced with strong storms, he said.

Winds from the storm may be especially dangerous in clusters of skyscrapers, Cushman’s Rosenbluth said.

Canyon Effect

“The narrow canyon effect in an area that’s basically vertically developed can create very unique wind patterns where the wind speeds can substantially exceed that which the storm has created -- essentially a channeling or funneling effect,” he said.

Cushman manages 1,127 commercial properties totaling 186.9 million square feet (17.4 million square meters) on the East Coast, according to Adam Leibowitz, an associate with Cushman’s corporate occupiers and investor services division.

Lower Manhattan is particularly prone to flooding if there is a storm surge that pushes through the Verrazano Narrows, said Colliers’s Edwards. That would cause flooding along the Brooklyn shores as well, he said.

At lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center site, where 1 World Trade Center is under construction and workers are racing to finish the Sept. 11 memorial plaza by the 10th anniversary of the attack, contractors were ordered to tie down loose debris, cover electrical equipment, store tools and secure netting. Crews also were preparing to use pumps and sandbags to control flooding, according to a statement by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the 16-acre (6.5-hectare) site.

Landlord Checklist

The New York Building Owners and Managers Association recommended in its checklist yesterday that landlords fasten or remove all loose material; secure roof-mounted equipment such as flashings, roof vents and cooling units; secure on-site cranes against high winds; and clean out all drains and catch basins. It also suggested they set up Twitter accounts and Facebook pages for emergency information.

New York’s emergency guidelines urge apartment residents to take shelter below the 10th floor of their buildings.

If the storm tracks closely to the west of the city, New York could suffer historic levels of damage at a Category 2 or higher, Rosenbluth said. That would bring winds of at least 96 miles (154 kilometers) per hour, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:57 AM   #25698
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They should if they aren't, finish this building on September 11 next
year...or the year after that
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Old August 27th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #25699
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Stay safe everyone in the bitches path. Help your neighbours if they are unable to do so themselves and keep listening to the radio for warnings. Also stay safe 1WTC and GZ!
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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #25700
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The one world trade centre in making a photo collection #iphoneography #photography #WTC #NYC por naveen.konduri, no Flickr

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