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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:21 PM   #34621
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Tower 4 is topped out, so I would imagine that the need for a camera would be unnessacry. Unless they will keep it up for the glass installation.

I could be wrong, but again, One World Trade Center isn't topping out today or tomorrow. Floor decking floor the 104th floor isn't complete. The 105th floor needs to be complete for a true topping out, and not a "half ass" one.
Looks like it will be topped out on August 2012 and the concrete flooring reaching the top floor in September 2012.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #34622
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Looks like it will be topped out on August 2012
I seriously doubt it'll take them a month to do just one floor
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #34623
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I seriously doubt it'll take them a month to do just one floor
The 105th floor and parapet.
Work on the 105th floor will begin most likely, next week, or the end of this week.
More steel was added to the 104th floor
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #34624
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When First BASE jump ?
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #34625
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Visited the World Trade Center yesterday with my friends for the first time since December of 2010 when it was just a small structure, now it looks massive and imposing, and you can see it from almost anywhere in the city now!!
Yeah last time I visited it was March 2011 when it was about the same size as 7WTC (well at least I think it was 7WTC). I took a video. Here it is.

4WTC was not tall at all at the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5YPufnCQnE
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #34626
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There's no chance that they won't top it out in this month
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Old July 4th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #34627
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Old July 4th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #34628
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Old July 4th, 2012, 02:58 AM   #34629
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When First BASE jump ?
There is no base jump.
Only base cladding, which will begin in October.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:16 AM   #34630
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BASE = Buildings, Antenna, Spans, or Earth (cliffs)

What he means is when will the first knucklehead go to the top with a parachute and jump off.

I'd say security is so tight around this thing that it will never happen. Even back in the days when security wasn't so tight, I still consider it remarkable that that French guy was able to string a wire between the twins and walk it!
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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:25 AM   #34631
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I remember reading somewhere architects and security consultants are taking really serious the integration of parachutes at the top floors of tall buildings; maybe Ducibella already integrated them on this one
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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #34632
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I seriously doubt it'll take them a month to do just one floor
Hah. Why not? They started the latest floor beginning of June and it's still not finished. Never doubt the ineptitude of the PA.

This project has been nothing but start and stops from the get go. Forget schedules and anything else. It will top out when it tops out.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #34633
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is there an estimation date for the tower to be open to the public? 8-10 months or even more?
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #34634
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is there an estimation date for the tower to be open to the public? 8-10 months or even more?
No. Ask again in another twelve months. Probably not till sometime in '14.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #34635
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No. Ask again in another twelve months. Probably not till sometime in '14.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:24 AM   #34636
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:31 AM   #34637
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Hah. Why not? They started the latest floor beginning of June and it's still not finished. Never doubt the ineptitude of the PA.

This project has been nothing but start and stops from the get go. Forget schedules and anything else. It will top out when it tops out.
2006: "It will top out in 2009"
2008: "It will top out in 2010"
2011: "It will top out in mid-2012"
May 17, 2012: "It will top-out by June"
June 3, 2012: "It will top-out on June 14!"
June 15, 2012: "It will top-out by July"
July 1, 2012: "It will top-out July 4!"
July 4, 2012: "It will top out by the end of July"
...To be continued...
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Old July 4th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #34638
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2006: "It will top out in 2009"
2008: "It will top out in 2010"
2011: "It will top out in mid-2012"
May 17, 2012: "It will top-out by June"
June 3, 2012: "It will top-out on June 14!"
June 15, 2012: "It will top-out by July"
July 1, 2012: "It will top-out July 4!"
July 4, 2012: "It will top out by the end of July"
...To be continued...
It is getting somewhat ridiculous.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #34639
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2006: "It will top out in 2009"
2008: "It will top out in 2010"
2011: "It will top out in mid-2012"
May 17, 2012: "It will top-out by June"
June 3, 2012: "It will top-out on June 14!"
June 15, 2012: "It will top-out by July"
July 1, 2012: "It will top-out July 4!"
July 4, 2012: "It will top out by the end of July"
...To be continued...
LOL. I've been following this Tower's construction since April 2006 and even I'm tired of the delays. This has been the slowest construction on a building ever. Sure it's complex because of all the materials being added as well as the design. However, it should not have taken them this long to complete this Tower. From the 2008 PA Report, the Tower was supposed to top out in the fourth quarter of 2011 but that didn't happen and the Tower had just passed 1,000 feet then. I guess all you can say is don't believe the Port Authority or anyone else for that matter when it comes to top out or completion dates because they have always been proven false. Every project at the WTC has been delayed or pushed back over the recent years. The Museum was supposed to open by 9/11/12 but that won't happen as that project has had delays too so it won't open for another year at least. It's pretty simple, the Port Authority should not be running the World Trade Center anymore. I kind of wish they sold the property before 9/11/2001 instead of privatizing it to Silverstein in the Spring of '01 and still claiming ownership. Either way they should not be running things anymore despite the PATH tubes that run underneath. This Tower should top out by August I mean it has one floor plus the parapet to go and if they can't get that done by August that's just unacceptable. The original WTC used over 100,000 tons of steel per Tower and this one is only using about 45,000 - 50,000 tons so it isn't that much steel to install compared to the originals despite that pieces of steel used to build the original Towers were prefabricated off site prior to being lifted and placed by the kangaroo cranes. I predict by late July or early August this should top out so there better be some progress soon because we're almost there.
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