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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #28001
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Before and after :


Credits to the photographer of the first shot.

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Old November 4th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #28002
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@Kanto

Thank you for the diagram, looks great.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #28003
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I was yesterday in Ground Zero. Wooow. It looks amazing. I can't wait to finish it.
you mean you were at the World Trade Center, right?

please, NO MORE "Ground Zero"!!!!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #28004
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Yup, that's Libeskind masterplan, density distributed in 5 skyscrapers.
That's why I hate Libeskind so much

Btw, time for more pics

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Skyline family portrait: 1 WTC, 7 WTC and 4 WTC by rolando.pujol, on Flickr

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East River Ferry by JoelICastaneda, on Flickr

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Secure by JoelICastaneda, on Flickr

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East River Ferry 1 (P1290365_6_7_tonemapped) by michael.2999.pics, on Flickr

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One World Trade Center Construction Site, New York City by jag9889, on Flickr

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One World Trade Center by jmarks09, on Flickr

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Memorial Construction. by JM Lobert, on Flickr

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10 Years Later, America Is Rising. by EuroSpec27, on Flickr

And for the end, here is the PA cam

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Old November 4th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #28005
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Manhattan Skyline by Stupidboypike1, on Flickr

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GW20111030_11.jpg by Glen Williams, on Flickr

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Manhattan Skyline by louise.haigh, on Flickr
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Old November 4th, 2011, 06:36 PM   #28006
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Does anyone else think that 2nd to last image looks a lot like the old 1WTC like a smaller version, and the cranes being up right makes it look like a spire?
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Old November 4th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #28007
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Yes, you see that in a lot of pictures.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #28008
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One very solid-looking monolith.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #28009
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I'm kinda puzzled, iirc they always started new floors with perimeter columns but now they're starting them with core columns even though floors 87 and 88 should still be normal office floors
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #28010
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why don't they use concrete around the steel columns to enforce them? that would be much more safer if a fire would start like in the former twin towers
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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #28011
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why don't they use concrete around the steel columns to enforce them? that would be much more safer if a fire would start like in the former twin towers
Core columns get encased in extra-strong concrete, varying from 8,000psi to 14,000psi. Perimeter columns must face wind load, rather than gravity load. That's one of the many reasons why they don't get encased into concrete. Perimeter, floor & filler beams get a spray fireproofing.

psi=pounds per square inch
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Old November 4th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #28012
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I'm kinda puzzled, iirc they always started new floors with perimeter columns but now they're starting them with core columns even though floors 87 and 88 should still be normal office floors
They almost always start new floors with the core first!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #28013
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1 World Trade gets its glass pedestal
After months of effort, and one failed plan, architect devises an appealing skin for 185-foot-tall, fortified-concrete base of New York's tallest building-to-be.

By Theresa Agovino
November 4, 2011 10:08 a.m.

Updated: November 4, 2011 10:39 a.m.

The architect of 1 World Trade Center has finally devised a way to clad the concrete base of the tower in shimmery glass. The breakthrough comes after technical problems forced designers to abandon an earlier glass-sheathing plan last spring, sources said.
Architect David Childs had wanted to encase the 185-foot-tall base in prismatic glass panels to disguise the thick, windowless fortified concrete that is one of the tower's signature safety elements. The idea was to have it not look like a bunker. The massive concrete base means that office space in the 1,776-foot tower doesn't start until the 20th floor. The challenge then was to create a facade that suggested movement, life and light where none existed. However, the panels of prismatic glass, which were designed to reflect light, were not only difficult to make: As it turned out, they also shattered easily.

Now, sources said the base will be covered with glass louvers that are set at different angles on the base and lit from behind, creating an inviting atmosphere that would also reflect the nearby memorial honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The glass is treated so it would pebble instead of shatter in case of an explosion, much like a car windshield does in a severe accident.

Sources said the building's majority owner, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, has already received bids for what sources said would be about $45 million in glass. The Port Authority's board is to be briefed on the plans and bids in the next two weeks. A spokesman for the Port Authority declined comment. Mr. Childs didn't return a call.
In 2008, the Port Authority awarded an $82 million contract to manufacture and put up the glass, but it was unclear how much of that money was ever dispersed.
The dilemma over the glass is just the latest design challenge for a building that has to be among the safest in the world because of its allure as a potential terrorist target. Yet at the same time it must be distinctive enough to symbolize the city's rebound from tragedy. In an interview with Crain's earlier this year, Mr. Childs, a consulting design partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, said, “It had to be a proud gesture to our resilience.”

Mr. Childs had to redesign the building back in 2005 when the New York Police Department voiced concerned about whether the tower could withstand a blast from a car bomb. A year later, Mr. Childs presented the plan with the glass-wrapped concrete base.

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Old November 5th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #28014
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I can't wait to see the podium glass. It sounds very interesting. I hope it isn't too over the top (color/brightness-wise). After all, they are right next to a Memorial. No need to turn the area into Times Square.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #28015
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So does this mean they might start putting it on soon?
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Old November 5th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #28016
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I can't wait to see the podium glass. It sounds very interesting. I hope it isn't too over the top (color/brightness-wise). After all, they are right next to a Memorial. No need to turn the area into Times Square.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 06:32 AM   #28017
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Some of the most recently posted photos are just amazing. I am enthralled by the progress this tower is making and the elegance of the structure. It is great ... I just love looking at those photos. Thanks for posting them. When I study the photos I am (almost) inspired to drool!!!
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Old November 5th, 2011, 08:11 AM   #28018
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Some of the most recently posted photos are just amazing. I am enthralled by the progress this tower is making and the elegance of the structure. It is great ... I just love looking at those photos. Thanks for posting them. When I study the photos I am (almost) inspired to masturbate!!!
Well that's definitely something I didn't need to know about.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #28019
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Well that's definitely something I didn't need to know about.
Go Patrick!

The news that Dino posted reminds me of an image from the New York Times.

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Old November 5th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #28020
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Well that's definitely something I didn't need to know about.
Then you might want to change the little blurb thingie under your username:

"1 WTC = S.E.X"
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