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Old January 20th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #29561
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What do you guys think about this cladding? It reminds some of the cladding of the former WTC Twin Towers:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...341455&page=21
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Old January 20th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #29562
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It looks similar but there's a huge difference. It is cladding while in the case of the old Twins it were perimeter columns

Btw, I have new pics Btw, flickr has again screwed the placing of the pics and maybe their dates as well so I apologize if any of the below pics are old

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Freedom Tower take 2. #freedom #newyorkcity #westside #sun #sky #sunset #blue #skyscraper #building #reflection #glass #crane by MetalEye Photography, on Flickr

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8 Spruce - 1WTC by Joel Raskin, on Flickr

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New Freedom Tower view from plane by zensixties, on Flickr

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Old January 20th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #29563
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i kept an eye on what the cranes were doing for the better part of the day today.

it seemed that they were organizing equipment/office containers for the most part and moving bundles of deck around.

dont forget people, the past week and a half has been a mess with weather.

we did not work cranes for two days in the last 4 because of wind and another combined 2 days due to rain. and these are cranes on the ground, not 90 floors up. the wind is tremendous at that height.

NYC DOB does not allow crane operation above 30mph, and erection gets difficult at around 20 sustained.


Well a year ago at this time, there was all that snow and cold, so now it's not nearly as messy with the weather, unless the wind causes an equal amount of trouble.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #29564
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Indeed, it's the wind badly.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #29565
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Damn I canīt wait for my first trip to New York this summer I`m already excited. Love the new design of the WTC.

Greetings from Austria
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Old January 20th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #29566
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Amazing tower !!!!!
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Old January 20th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #29567
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It looks similar but there's a huge difference. It is cladding while in the case of the old Twins it were perimeter columns
Yes, but the material and the effect & amount of glass make it look a bit similar as the old WTC cladding:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...341455&page=21
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Old January 20th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #29568
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Yes, but the material and the effect & amount of glass make it look a bit similar as the old WTC cladding:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...341455&page=21
If only they had used that cladding on 1 WTC.. it would have truly looked like a child of the twin towers.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #29569
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It remains a beautiful type of cladding isn't it? Especially the pictures of Marin show the quality of it! Can't wait until it's finished (it's one of Koolhaas creations).

It's a bit like we give you our Europoint towers (don't remember the name of that tower in NYC that's going to be constructed but looks very much like our europoint towers on top of each other) and we get the WTC old design back in return in peaces put beside and on top of each other.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #29570
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It looks similar but there's a huge difference. It is cladding while in the case of the old Twins it were perimeter columns
Ummn...The old towers were clad in an aluminum alloy sheathing that covered the closely-spaced exterior steel columns, enhancing their soaring appearance. Just sayin'...
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Old January 20th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #29571
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Supposed to receive our first real snow accumulation tonight / Saturday morning. Guess Saturday's going to be a no construction day too.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:13 AM   #29572
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Marble is being installed in the lobby of One World Trade Center
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Old January 21st, 2012, 01:40 AM   #29573
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Old January 21st, 2012, 05:59 AM   #29574
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Up above 1000 ft the winds are much greater than ground level, almsot 2 1/2 times since you are above the friction of the buildings and ground. We were winded out all day again today just like most of the days this week. There are about ten days of removing the "hotels" from the cells inside the tower that served as lockers, offcies, the subway shop, etc as cell size changes. They are part wau thriough that and have to install steel in cells and frame them out, then the steel to 90 will be finshed and next tier to 42 will start. The weather between rain and winds has been worse this year, now we are getting snow tonight.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 06:20 AM   #29575
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Thanks for the inside information!! Really thanks, Alan!
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Old January 21st, 2012, 07:46 AM   #29576
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Old January 21st, 2012, 11:50 AM   #29577
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That last picture is brilliant!
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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:43 PM   #29578
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nice pic otie!
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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:53 PM   #29579
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Great pic, even more when it's finished.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 01:39 PM   #29580
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Is building top part covered with clouds ?
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