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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #29201
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Thanks for posting the photo, Robert; it was taken by zgrial
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #29202
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It's not iconic to you because your version of iconic is height, height, height and more height.
I still think the height is important,not only the design.many years ago,I thought american cities is much better than asia,because NYC has a large number of tall buildings,and the tallest building is in american(CN tower or Sears tower),but now,many times the tallest building got built in asia not in american,and american no longer has the most of skyscrapers.so I have to change my opinion to that the best cities are not in american.
now,even a small town in china has a 328 m tall building,but the tallest in san francisco is only 260 m!why?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #29203
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America doesn't need to build massive towers to say "I have the biggest dick" and because the economy doesn't demand it. Almost all of the towers that China, South Korea and the Middle East propose and build are there because they are rising powers and seem to think that tall buildings=power and to show off.

We've been through this before. Let's not go through it again and stay on topic please.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:36 AM   #29204
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I'd rather prefer quality rather than height. "better" is very relative and varies on which context you're using it; in my opinion, New York City will remain as the reachest city of the world (architecturaly speaking) not because it has tall buildings, but rather the fact that you can see a richness of styles and history of architecture behind any building surrounding you, that's worth than having tall and boxy buildings.

I did it, I stayed off topic. It feels gooooood.

Now, let me suggest you the following threads:
Asian effect on US skylines?
Futuristic skyscrapers, Asian or European?
American Cities Vs. Asian Cities

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Old January 5th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #29205
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Hi all.

I thought the Burj Khalifa had cost $ 8 billion, and One World Trade Center will cost $ 3.1 billion.

Nope it cost $1.5 Billion, which is quite strange? [/QUOTE]

Hi Info.

Strange isn't the right word for the 1.5 billion figure - bogus is ...
Without going into too much off topic detail, the BK bottom line is ~ 5 billion.

Back on topic.
Nearly every page has someone wanking about how slow the construction of this project is ...
I say, 'what's the hurry ? - enjoy the journey'.


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Old January 5th, 2012, 04:27 AM   #29206
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jeez, homegirl's getting tall! it has been a real pleasure watching her rise, thus far.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:05 AM   #29207
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My God. How do these people waste time talking bullshit: If the Burj Dubai had a higher cost or not, that Asia builds buildings taller than the U.S..
This is a topic of construction, not competition...

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I hope that we will soon see more steel going up.

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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #29208
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Back on topic.
Nearly every page has someone wanking about how slow the construction of this project is ...
I say, 'what's the hurry ? - enjoy the journey'.


Ray.
Once again, the progress of steel erection has been markedly slower than usual over the past month or so. And considering all the setbacks and delays in this rebuilding process over the years, it's not at all unreasonable for people to get frustrated and impatient.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #29209
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Once again, the progress of steel erection has been markedly slower than usual over the past month or so. And considering all the setbacks and delays in this rebuilding process over the years, it's not at all unreasonable for people to get frustrated and impatient.
Agreed. I know most don't like to see posts lamenting the slow pace. Nothing wrong with calling it what it is. No new floors in five weeks... ugh. At least the glass installation continues. So there's still progress.

But it's frustrating that it's taken nearly 6 YEARS to go from 80 feet underground to 1,140 feet above. And now it looks like there just crawling their way to the finish line.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #29210
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amazing !! when will it be completed??
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Old January 5th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #29211
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amazing !! when will it be completed??
My God,I can't believe your join date is 2007.
we all know it will be completed in 2013.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #29212
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I don't like the colors on the last photo but there is a good progress going on everyday.
Soon to see this topped out and the spire up.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #29213
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Taken on November 15th, 2011... Not much progress since then...
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #29214
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Superb photos!
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Old January 5th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #29215
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Really splendid pics, thx for posting Otie
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Old January 5th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #29216
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Cranes jumped today. We may finally see some progress again soon!
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Old January 5th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #29217
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Agreed. I know most don't like to see posts lamenting the slow pace. Nothing wrong with calling it what it is. No new floors in five weeks... ugh. At least the glass installation continues. So there's still progress.

But it's frustrating that it's taken nearly 6 YEARS to go from 80 feet underground to 1,140 feet above. And now it looks like there just crawling their way to the finish line.
I suspect the issue that like most NYC skyscrapers made of steel it is built by people from Canada, not New York City.

They probably all took off the holiday period and went home to Canada or northern New York State. I would expect they are back now so things should speed up.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #29218
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Question about the Memorials

I have a question about the memorial reflecting pools on the footprints of the towers. I saw in a picture above the names engraved in the stonework beside the North Tower footprint - are those names of people who died in that tower only, or could they be from the South Tower also (or killed by falling debris, or on the airliners)?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #29219
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I still think the height is important,not only the design.many years ago,I thought american cities is much better than asia,because NYC has a large number of tall buildings,and the tallest building is in american(CN tower or Sears tower),but now,many times the tallest building got built in asia not in american,and american no longer has the most of skyscrapers.so I have to change my opinion to that the best cities are not in american.
now,even a small town in china has a 328 m tall building,but the tallest in san francisco is only 260 m!why?

So asian foks already been walking on the moon, are there driving asian build cars on Mars or can they only build a high building...
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #29220
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I have a question about the memorial reflecting pools on the footprints of the towers. I saw in a picture above the names engraved in the stonework beside the North Tower footprint - are those names of people who died in that tower only, or could they be from the South Tower also (or killed by falling debris, or on the airliners)?
In the North Pool are listed people that died on 1WTC, Flight 11 and the attack of February 26, 1993. In the South Pool are people that died on 2WTC, Flight 175, Pentagon, Flight 77, Flight 93 and the first responders.
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