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Old September 8th, 2011, 02:35 AM   #26101
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It doesn't look like two buildings, it looks like one building. And because of it's spire it looks more like the North Tower. It is just one building. The North Tower was for a half hour just one building too so it is eerily similar
It's not eerily similar at all..... With a building, usually comes a spire. Not everything in the ******* world has to end with a roof. So now every tall building with a spire in the world is eerily similar to the North Tower being alone for that time after the South Tower collapsed? Also, I remember David Childs (? I think) said they were meant to look like 2 buildings combined. You may not see it that way, but it is meant to look like 2 buildings.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:08 AM   #26102
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that first picture is amazing... new desktop backround
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #26103
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Old September 8th, 2011, 09:54 AM   #26104
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Wow. Those are some HUGE press release images. I had the previous renderings that were over 10 MP, but these take the taco.

How exactly is the spire going to go on top of the building? I have some stupid images in my head; one being that they would actually build the spire and put it on top of the completed building (yeah, right).

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Old September 8th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #26105
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I just saw a documentary on the discovery channel, I didn't know the office space started 20 floors above grond level for safety.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #26106
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As for the spire, I've seen this construction animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA8ux...eature=related

I'm guessing it'll be assembled on top rather than putting an already-completed spire on the topped-out building.

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Old September 8th, 2011, 10:17 AM   #26107
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Thank you for that! I always thought the glass would be finished before the placing of the spire / communications platform ring. I was wrong.

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Old September 8th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #26108
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It's about base cladding..

STR said they're going with the glass fins..Something like this:


http://www.145hudson.com/penthouse/

And supposedly the fins will go in different directions..Note that this is not a glass for the base, it's only a example of something similar..We're still waiting for official renders..They're testing the glass right now..
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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #26109
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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:35 PM   #26110
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Old September 8th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #26111
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Old September 8th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #26112
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NOVA - Engineering Ground Zero was shown last night on PBS. It was fun to watch but admittedly disappointing. It had very little about the engineering and instead focused on the emotions of working on the site. This is reasonable but makes the title a rather poor choice.

The best part were the video renderings of the fully built site. Both day and night versions were shown. Also interesting was the video of the prismatic glass tests. Apparently it shattered easily and threw off dangerously large shards.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 01:53 PM   #26113
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on what floor are they right now?
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Old September 8th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #26114
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80th Floor. 991 feet/302 meters.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 02:15 PM   #26115
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As for the spire, I've seen this construction animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA8ux...eature=related

I'm guessing it'll be assembled on top rather than putting an already-completed spire on the topped-out building.
That animation is wrong, it doesn't show how the real thing will be built.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #26116
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I refuse to talk further about opinions on the new WTC in this thread because it is off topic. I have made a thread in Citytalk for this purpose where I answered several posts made about this issue in this thread, to see my replies and to possibly continue the debate, please visit this thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...8#post83597558
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Old September 8th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #26117
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Here is some remarks regarding the construction progress from Larry.

http://www.wtc.com/news/larry-silver...for-wtc-update

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The Memorial is on schedule to open on the 10th anniversary this Sunday. As you will see when you look out the window, the foundation work on 2 WTC - designed by Norman Foster, and 3 WTC - designed by Richard Rogers - is complete and each building has reached sidewalk level. Work on the transit hub is also well underway.

1 WTC has reached over 80 stories and is now the tallest building in Lower Manhattan. Today 4 WTC is 50 stories high, and like 1 WTC will top out in April of next year. When these buildings open in 2013, our skyline will be restored.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #26118
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April next year? Oh no, I hope it'll top out earlier
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Old September 8th, 2011, 03:16 PM   #26119
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Old September 8th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #26120
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April next year? Oh no, I hope it'll top out earlier
Don't hold your breath. We have been waiting 5 years and 5 moths already. What's another 8 months gonna do?

By the way, were you not personally traumatised by the fact that One WTC is gonna stand alone just as the original One WTC did for 46 minutes on 9/11.
Just a bit weird you choose to use a smiley jumps of a building and dies to give a dramatic effect then.
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