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Old October 15th, 2007, 06:10 AM   #2721
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Dude......this is a skyscraper forum. We're ALL nerds here.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 06:14 AM   #2722
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Dude......this is a skyscraper forum. We're ALL nerds here.
Hey!!! I'm not!
I have a supermodel girlfriend, I'm devastatingly handsome, I have millions in the bank, and countless friends.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #2723
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TOWER POWER

Tower PowerBy Tom Topousis

October, 09 2007


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The Big Apple is in the midst of a building boom that over the next 25 years will change the face of the city and create so many new office towers that the added space alone will be bigger than downtown San Francisco or Atlanta, a Post analysis shows.

With the World Trade Center reconstruction now underway and several large towers going up in Midtown, the city and state will open bids this week for development of the largest tract of available land in Manhattan: 26 acres over the West Side rail yards. Added together, towers under construction, in the planning stages or proposed for future development add between 65 million and 70 million square feet of office space - about seven times what is being built at the World Trade Center alone.

"And we think over time, taking a couple of decades, we'll need every bit of that," Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff said of the projections for new office space.

Doctoroff also said that soon after Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2002, the administration calculated that the city would need 65 million to 70 million square feet of new office construction if it is to remain competitive as a business center.

"We're not smart enough to be able to predict exactly when all that will be built, but it's a . . . number that we'll need," he said.

While the amount of new office space planned may sound enormous, the phasing of its construction makes the new projects viable, said Mary Ann Tighe, chief executive officer of CB Richard Ellis' New York office.

"It's a very orderly delivery of space compared to the boom and bust cycles we had in the 1970s and '80s," Tighe said.

Tighe said a force behind the demand for new office space is the aging of Manhattan's current buildings. A study by CB Richard Ellis found that 63.9 percent of the city's office towers will be over 50 years old by 2010, compared with a national average of 24 percent.

Unlike most other cities, Tighe said Manhattan's office towers are more likely to be filled with the top tier of corporate officials - the types of executives who are willing to pay a premium for the best and most technologically sophisticated space.

The Real Estate Board of New York calculates that 7.9 million square feet of new office space is now under construction, including the Freedom Tower. Another 6.9 million square feet is in the planning stages, including four additional towers at the World Trade Center site.

REBNY projects that another 12.6 million square feet in 14 potential projects - mostly in Midtown redevelopment - could be on tap as well.

But the biggest chunk of expansion would come on the far West Side in the Hudson Yards, stretching from the rail yards between 30th and 33rd streets all the way north to 42nd Street, where the city is counting on 24 million square feet of new office space.


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Old October 15th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #2724
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Is that bedrock on the second pic?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #2725
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i had a dream last night...

i was in nyc for some reason, and all of my friends.. and they build the freedom tower in one day lmao for the higher floors and lobby, they even already installed sheet rock and windows and stone floors. i was amazed that they did all that in 1 day.
there wasn't just 1 wtc1, there were twins lmao and they didn't feel very tall even though the were. After few hours there was a fire alarm and everyone had to go outside blah blah but then it was ok. ?? i think it was just a test lol. anyways, it was a weird dream i dont have enough time to go into a lot of detail
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Old October 15th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #2726
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What is on that flat bed on the webcam? I don't think its steel because it seems to shiney but I can't imagine it being anything else really. Any ideas?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #2727
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She's going to look amazing because the base is semi-see-through and you'll be able to see those massive steel columns around the perimeter of the tower.

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While the spire itself is certainly poetic, the donut just seems ungainly and utilitarian now.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #2728
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The crown should look better in the final product.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #2729
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Is that bedrock on the second pic?
yes, that is bedrock
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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #2730
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All hail Manhattan Schist! No other place is as good for supporting skyscrapers. Manhattan is lucky that crap like earthquakes won't ever happen and foundations won't implode. One day, we'll see towers over a mile tall on Manhattan. Who needs Harlem? Let's just demolish every building north of 111th Street and build supertall.



I wouldn't mind giving up my house so that developers could build supertalls. I actually hope something like that happens again, like what they did to Radio Row for this project's ancestor. But at least we have the West Side for a plethora of new supertalls; by the time this project is compleded, NY will have many other supertalls starting construction, mostly around the Empire State Building.

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Old October 15th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #2731
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The crown should look better in the final product.
So, this is not the final design then ? Is there word that the crown is going to be tweaked some more ?
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Old October 16th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #2732
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By "final product," I mean 'completed building.' This is the rule for the Freedom Tower: don't believe anything you see until it's completed because subtle things like that will be changed. Remember, MTVA and other orgs. can change stuff with the broadcast crown. I am 100% sure the crown and perhaps even spire will not look like it does in the final rendering. I know someone who says he has seen multiple versions of the crown and how it works with the spire and they are still deciding what they want to do. People seem to like the latest version of the crown the most, but I'd like to see something different. They have over a year to decide what will be done with the crown because the Freedom Tower will be topped in 2009.


Anyways, it's common sense. 1WTC most likely holds the world record for number of skyscraper design changes. Amirite?

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Old October 16th, 2007, 03:18 AM   #2733
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By "final product," I mean 'completed building.' This is the rule for the Freedom Tower: don't believe anything you see until it's completed because subtle things like that will be changed. Remember, MTVA and other orgs. can change stuff with the broadcast crown. I am 100% sure the crown and perhaps even spire will not look like it does in the final rendering. I know someone who says he has seen multiple versions of the crown and how it works with the spire and they are still deciding what they want to do. People seem to like the latest version of the crown the most, but I'd like to see something different. They have over a year to decide what will be done with the crown because the Freedom Tower will be topped in 2009.


Anyways, it's common sense. 1WTC most likely holds the world record for number of skyscraper design changes. Amirite?
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Old October 17th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #2734
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LOTS of progress has been made this month. They are getting faster every day. They will pour a lot of concrete in a few days.

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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #2735
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It's not letting me past page 136. Is anyone else having this problem? I see there are noe 138 pages on this topic.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #2736
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LOL this page is cursed!!!
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:23 AM   #2737
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Carlos are you seeing it too?
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #2738
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It's not letting me past page 136. Is anyone else having this problem? I see there are noe 138 pages on this topic.
I've been having the same problem.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #2739
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Don't worry about it. Those pages don't actually exist, it's just a forum bug. You aren't missing any actual posts.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #2740
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pour the core dammit ;|
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