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Old November 15th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #28241
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LNGS - From L'AQUILA For the WORLD

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Old November 15th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #28242
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I strongly suggest you to visit this thread in SSP: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=195238 .

I didn't want to make a picture based post, because it are just too much. Have fun peeps.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #28243
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Hey folks, I have pics

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Lower Manhattan Sunset, in orange accent by truthinpassingx, on Flickr

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Freedom Tower in New York City by cbrodzky, on Flickr

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Old November 15th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #28244
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Has anyone noticed that Google updated their sattelite shots of Ground Zero? It's probably summer 2011
Yes, they updated it few days before the 10th anniversary of the assassination.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #28245
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Assassination? More so a terrorrist attack id say
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Old November 15th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #28246
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assassination.


btw, it grows really fast. I was wondering myself, when I saw the picture of the sunset. There it looks really high.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #28247
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It is really high, and it's still growing
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Old November 15th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #28248
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I meant, higher than it is in reality
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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:07 AM   #28249
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Yes, they updated it few days before the 10th anniversary of the assassination.
sorry, but I lol'd
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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:19 AM   #28250
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Nothing will ever be as Grand and Impressive as the Twin Towers.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #28251
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Nothing will ever be as Grand and Impressive as the Twin Towers.
Stop your lamenting.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #28252
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Gettin' back on topic...

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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #28253
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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #28254
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1 WTC's 20-story base gets new glass design
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November 15, 2011 3:37 p.m.

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A new plan to clad the base of 1 World Trade Center in glass was approved Tuesday bythe building's owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, after technical problems forced the redesign of a previous scheme earlier this year.
Crain's reported this month that the Port Authority had reached a new design after the plan to enclose the 185-foot-tall concrete base in prismatic glass panels designed to reflect light were too difficult to make and shattered easily.
The Port Authority's board authorized $37.2 million towards project and contract costs. Permasteelisa North American Corp. will engineer, fabricate and install the new facade, which will consist of stainless steel slat panels around the building's concrete base, covered with glass fins. The glass fins will reflect light during the day, giving the building's base a distinctive look, the Port Authority said.
The new design is significantly less expensive than the original. 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.
Installation of the redesigned façade will begin in 2013 and is expected to keep pace with the scheduled completion of the tower by the end of that year.
"The World Trade Center site continues to progress at a historic pace and approving this design is a cost-effective solution to a complex problem," Port Authority Chairman David Samson said in a statement. "It provides a practical way to cover the tower's secure base, and give it an innovative, inviting look for the thousands of workers who will be employed there and the millions of tourists who will visit it."
The design is the latest chapter in a saga to design the signature skyscraper at the World Trade Center site so it will be among the safest in the world because of its allure as a potential terrorist target yet at the same time be distinctive enough to symbolize the city's rebound from tragedy.
The massive concrete base is one of the building's major safety elements but it means that office space in the 1,776-foot tower doesn't start until the 20th floor. The challenge was to create a facade that did not look like a bunker and suggested movement, life and light where none existed. However, the panels of prismatic glass broke too easily. In an interview with Crain's earlier this year, tower architect David 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 concerns 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 16th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #28255
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Awesome pics Otie

Btw, nice to hear news about the cladding bud I'm sad that we have to wait 'til 2013 to see it
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Old November 16th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #28256
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They should clad the base with titanium.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #28257
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Awesome pics Otie

Btw, nice to hear news about the cladding bud I'm sad that we have to wait 'til 2013 to see it


'13 is only 13 and 1/2 months away.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #28258
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Assassination? More so a terrorrist attack id say
9/11 made the assassinations look like a picnic in a park.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #28259
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Nothing will ever be as Grand and Impressive as the Twin Towers.
While most of us would have been pleased to see the original towers rebuilt (to more robust, modern standards), it would have been insensitive to the poor souls that perished AND the thousands more relatives, friends & associates to build a replica, that would only serve as a reminder of the tragic event. A memorial surrounded by the, when completed, just as impressive buildings sounds about right.......
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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #28260
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While most of us would have been pleased to see the original towers rebuilt (to more robust, modern standards), it would have been insensitive to the poor souls that perished AND the thousands more relatives, friends & associates to build a replica, that would only serve as a reminder of the tragic event. A memorial surrounded by the, when completed, just as impressive buildings sounds about right.......

It was just a tribute to the fantastic towers and I note that they were a great symbol of New York which this skyscraper wont be in the same way.

It lacks something unique. It can be located in any city in America or Asia. We have seen it in many cities around the world. In every Chinese city, there's something similar.

Twin Towers were unique.

And YES, I LOVE NEW YORK, Capitol of the World

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