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Old December 20th, 2011, 03:36 AM   #28901
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Old December 20th, 2011, 04:16 AM   #28902
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^ nice pict guys, keep update
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Old December 20th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #28903
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Is this an urban legend? Certainly the bedrock is farther down. But bedrock isn't needed to build skyscrapers. Modern piling can rely entirely on friction from the surrounding soil rather than sitting on top of a solid subterranean layer.

Deeper foundations do cost more but that cost wouldn't be prohibitive, especially when compared to all the other costs associated with building in manhattan.

My bet is that zoning restrictions are the reason. City planners try to factor in infrastructure and transportation capacities along with the obvious NIMBY issues.
It was historically the reason, hence the proliferation of skyscrapers in midtown and downtown - but better building technology has now surpassed this problem. This has allowed some tall buildings to be built within these districts already - such as the Trump Soho.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #28904
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I have new pics

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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #28905
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Thx, Kanto!
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Old December 20th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #28906
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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #28907
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That last one is probably the most beautiful pic I've been from the Top of the Rock.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #28908
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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #28909
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I think One WTC is now higher than the roof of the John Hancock center.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #28910
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Excellent updates!!!

Will WTC1 top out by March? I plan to go to NYC in March and want to know what to expect when I go there to check it out.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #28911
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Presumably it'll be very close to TO. IIRC, it's been said that it'll top out in April.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:42 PM   #28912
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I think One WTC is now higher than the roof of the John Hancock center.
Yup, it is 4 meters taller (347m=1WTC,343m=JHC)
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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:53 PM   #28913
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:31 PM   #28914
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:59 PM   #28915
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Awesome pic!! NYC is getting new face!!
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Old December 21st, 2011, 08:37 PM   #28916
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I have two questions.

Will it count as "topped out" without the antenna/spire/mast?

And are they putting on the base fins now?
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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:20 PM   #28917
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I have two questions.

Will it count as "topped out" without the antenna/spire/mast?

And are they putting on the base fins now?
1. Yeah topped out is roof
2. I don't think that's happening until late next year or early 2013? Not sure, hopefully it ends up being sooner
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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:28 PM   #28918
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 03:53 AM   #28919
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1. Yeah topped out is roof
2. I don't think that's happening until late next year or early 2013? Not sure, hopefully it ends up being sooner
Hi Pat.

Topped out is when it has reached its full height both structurally and architecturally. Since this project has a spire it won't be topped until that is erected.


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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:57 AM   #28920
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Here are my WTC pictures from Yesterday

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