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Old November 10th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #3021
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LOL at the workers. So is this going to be completed before Chicago Spire? I may have asked that already and forgotten the answer, but yea...I forgot.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #3022
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he doesnt look like hes enjoying it in my opinion.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #3023
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Wow the Freedom Beam is going to be covered very soon by the looks of Ebola's pictures.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #3024
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LOL at the workers. So is this going to be completed before Chicago Spire? I may have asked that already and forgotten the answer, but yea...I forgot.
i'm sure it will be finished earlier. foundation is as good as completed and it is starting to rise now, but CS is still far away from that
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #3025
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for a split second i thought the workers in ebolas pic were conjoined :S loving the progress! and i cant w8 to visit the city again once this amazing complex is completed!
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #3026
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One peice of steel has been put up at the site in the last half hour. There are 3 other peices of steel on the floor to its left. The steel peice is just to the east of the core
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Old November 10th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #3027
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You're right. Today, they are starting to erect more steel beams.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #3028
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They're using the core first, steel second strategy for the FT just like they did for 7 WTC. I believe I read that the steel wouldn''t start seriously rising until January..
Oops, my bad... make that November! Make that today
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Old November 10th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #3029
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They're is something we don't know !

Like many others, I think about the Freedom Tower and the WTC, but personnaly I think it's realy weird : In 2003 ground zero was ready to build the new tower. Why 6 years later, in the picture I just see truks and no body ! It looks like desert, but it's the middle of Manhathan ! I think that the u.s governement doesn't want to show something and they're is something we don't know! I really don't know what but it's not normal...
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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #3030
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Your post makes absolutely no sense. They started building 5 years after the date which seems reasonable since it took 8 months to clear the site and another year or so to pick a design (which was changed) and another 7-8 months to decide who has control over the site.

It is also after 5 here and they stopped working on the site at 4 PM on my accounts. I don't see any purpose to your thread except trolling considering how few posts you have.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:56 AM   #3031
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A recent view of the site from Forgotten NY.

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Old November 11th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #3032
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Holy Crap!!! I'm stunned. 130 Liberty looks so much smaller from the last picture I saw of it.



Here's one of the many new Freedom Tower beams that have been and will be erected shortly:


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Old November 11th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #3033
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http://lowermanhattan.info/news/tyin...wtc_21145.aspx

The "east-west connector," as Port Authority planners call it, is the main
westward spoke that will emanate from the central hub. Stretching
approximately one-quarter of a mile long, the connector is comprised of three
distinct elements.

On the south side, a solid opaque wall will separate the commercial space of
the connector from the adjacent National 9/11 Memorial. From within the
ADA-accessible concourse, pedestrians also will have direct access into the
base of the Freedom Tower

NOVEMBER 10, 2007

Rising behind the connector (along with Goldman Sachs), the excitement builds...

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While people are still complaining about the slow pace of construction, remember
also that, like typical NY construction, both the Goldman Sachs tower and 7 WTC
had similarly slow starts before finally getting that upward push, which we will
begin seeing here in a few months...

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The usual suspects at the wintergarden. This shot always reminds me of entering the observation
deck at the World Trade Center...

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Old November 11th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #3034
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Personally I'm not happy with Goldman Sachs... You used to be able to see sky when driving down Barclay St, and now all you see is this towering structure at the end of it. It's kind of like when you look down Park Ave and all you can see is the MetLife Building.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #3035
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, NY is a city of skyscrapers....it is simply normal that you see skyscrapers wherever you look
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Old November 11th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #3036
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I know that there are many reasons why this project is taking so long, emotional, political, financial, logistical, but Damn! It's about time it's gotten above ground level!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #3037
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Personally I'm not happy with Goldman Sachs... You used to be able to see sky when driving down Barclay St, and now all you see is this towering structure at the end of it. It's kind of like when you look down Park Ave and all you can see is the MetLife Building.
Once this tower, (GS) is topped out you may have a change of opinion, here in Los Angeles, we have a few vantage points with skyscrapers on a distant curve, it's not the same as New York, but it serves me just fine that big city feeling.

My favorite is driving westbound on Olympic blvd. toward Century City and the twin theme towers looming in the distance, twin triangular, 44 story, 1.3 million sq. ft. (each) office towers, at just under 600' each,

Not New York City, but bit sure feels like Met Life on Park ave. (yes, I have been to NYC...!!!)
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:19 AM   #3038
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Wilshire Blvd is very similar to NYC near Westwood.

GS looks done. What are they still doing to it?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #3039
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Wilshire Blvd is very similar to NYC near Westwood.

GS looks done. What are they still doing to it?
GS has 13-15 floors left...
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #3040
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The GS Tower is ONLY HALF done. Still at least 14 to 19 more floors to go. It's 230m tall to the roof. The same height as 7WTC. It will look really tall when completed and obviously make a difference in the skyline since it's right by the water.
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