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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #30121
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This picture is just awesome!
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #30122
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Theres also the fictional level 110, it's located on the window-washing tracks, only 16 square feet...a supposed symbolic reference to the Twins...
No, no..
105 Roof
106 Cooling Tower Catwalks
107-109 Communication Platform Rings
110 Internal platform located at the spire where the guy wires meet.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #30123
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No, no..
105 Roof
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107-109 Communication Platform Rings
110 Internal platform located at the spire where the guy wires meet.
Ooooh, ok I was misinformed, thanks for the correction!
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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #30124
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Sky lobby 65th Floor.





This could be an early preview of what the observation floors look like. It'll really look nice, after the finishing touches. I'm looking forward to it. It will be awesome!

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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #30125
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #30126
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what a gorgeous view...
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Old February 16th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #30127
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inside looks great!
Why is there water on the floor? Has the roof sprung a leak already??
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Old February 16th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #30128
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The photographer was too excited about the view.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #30129
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Who wouldn`t be?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #30130
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http://www.orf.at/stories/2101311/2101312/

Here the article in english, I don't know wher else can I give it, as in this thread.

Lid on and off

The bustling construction work on the former Ground Zero in Manhattan south hardly give the impression that the new New York's World Trade Center (WTC) will end in a disastrous fate. But the planned 80 floor high enough, skyscrapers Three World Trade Center is just before the freeze.

After the completion of the tower lobbies could once again be an end. As the New York business portal Crain's reported, will real estate developer Larry Silverstein to seven stories in the truest sense a lid put on the torso, because he can not find tenants for the proposed office tower. Appropriate adjustments were made for the ongoing construction obviously do.



Instead of the office tower designed by British architect Richard Rogers, which had to be completed this year, is now to develop a seven-story department store. Silverstein shows demonstratively optimistic that he still finds tenants. The time for him but it runs. His contract with the city stating that he demonstrate commitments and leases for 37,000 square feet in order for the public sector provides loan guarantees to build.

Potential tenants for the project are nowhere apparent, however, they say. It lies not in the building, but in the real estate market. The economic situation will ensure that companies currently have little appetite for expensive relocations and new luxury offices. If later, but still appear interested, Silverstein wants to remove the lid on the seventh floor again and put the missing 73 levels later.

Left of the original plans little
Silverstein is responsible for developing the new WTC, but the land belongs to the New York Port Authority (Port Authority). This ratio ensures years of tension. Of the original building plans and visions hardly anything is left, and even for ever and ever again trimmed versions so far, none were observed completion date.

Which has now become the project of One World Trade Center has about the original plans of the "Freedom Tower" by architect Daniel Libeskind barely resembled. The central project in the Port Authority WTC compound itself had usurped after Silverstein was able to show any progress. The New York Department acted here but not much more fortunate than themselves Silverstein

Costly planning errors
To make matters worse still an embarrassing last known design errors that could cost several million: Construction of the underground loading dock is not ready in time. Now the Port Authority to build five makeshift loading docks on the earth, that the tenant can ever bring their equipment in the 104 meter high skyscraper. The design error was apparently not noticed for years, and completion is delayed now, because there is a temporary station at the site of the trans-Hudson subway line.

The auditors of the firm Navigant Consulting now calculated that the cost of building the new World Trade Center already account for four billion dollars (3.04 billion euros) more than planned. In the report, the Port Authority called a "dysfunctional organization". New York's representatives had arranged the extraordinary audit, after the Port Authority wanted to fill the budget holes with increased bridge and tunnel tolls for the island of Manhattan.

Shady backgrounds of contracts
Although One World Trade Center was able to Conde Nast acquired as a major tenant after a long struggle of the publishing giant. The backgrounds are extremely opaque. New York is rumored to have the Port Authority, Conde Nast paid six to seven years' rent, so the company einmietet in the prestigious project. The fact is that instead of sitting, the Port Authority hoped for millions of revenue from rents due to the WTC project on a huge and ever-growing mountain of debt.

To the rest of the building there is not much better placed. With Seven World Trade Center before a planned total of seven buildings is completed. Only in the high-rises number one and four are relevant to construction progress. With the construction of high-rise number five has not even begun. Even the waiting 9/11-Museum - more than ten years after the terrorist attacks - still its completion.

Doesn't sound good
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #30131
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WTH? Was that translated by some Chinese search engine? Google translate does better than that... I got the basic gist of the article but still... wow :-/
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #30132
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That was translated by google translate....
Sry, but I don't have time now for translating better...If you want, you could.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #30133
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This is not news. Anyone following the construction progress on the new WTC should know this since August 2010.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #30134
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Decking almost done. Cocoon jump underway.

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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #30135
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Hey folks, I have new pics

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2012-02-16 at 06-37-48 by tarashnat, on Flickr

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2012-02-16 at 06-38-14 by tarashnat, on Flickr

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Freedom Tower ... Rise and shine baby.... by max tuta noronha, on Flickr

And the PA cam at the end

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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #30136
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progress seams rather slow.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #30137
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[QUOTE=pnapp1;88577489]


Is that your man from the Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero. Tommy or Mikey or something like that.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #30138
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This could be an early preview of what the observation floors look like. It'll really look after the finishing touches. I'm looking forward to it. It will be awesome!
The roof is higher in the sky lobby though.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #30139
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Yes it is. It's Tommy
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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #30140
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That is Mike O'Reilly. The other guy was Tommy Hickey.
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