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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #35141
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As I read through the last 2 pages, I see there is a great deal of confusion so I'll just put my 2 cents in one last time.
Before the last jump, we were 1,313 feet tall. (floor 104)
After the jump two 40 feet steel beams were in place meaning that we are around 1,350.
(Roof,105,and part of the parapet.)
We are not at 1,334, as one of the diagrams questioned. Steel touches at 1,334, so I think it's safe to assume that different steel will be used for those areas.(triangles.)
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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #35142
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The 1334 is not accurate 1340 is the true height of the last slab
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Old July 17th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #35143
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Update from the FB page:



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The first two columns for the One World Trade Center parapet are up!
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #35144
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On WTC Progress on Facebook it says that the first two comments of the parapet are up.
Now this has got me wondering.

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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #35145
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Nice to finally see some closeups.

I can't help but think the dark grey beam is the 105th level (roof) @ 1,334 ft. Those columns could be ~34 taking it from 1334' to 1368'. Hmmm.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #35146
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smelly hobo, your mechanical floors on the twin towers are wrong

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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #35147
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I'm pretty sure that entire piece isn't the parapet.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #35148
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Update from the FB page:

If the entire column is for the 105th floor and the parapet, that means that technically the building is topped out.

I know it won't be considered officially topped out until all the columns are placed.

But still.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #35149
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Only half of the parapet. It's not topped.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #35150
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Excellent photo enzio. This really shows the size of these beams. And who knows, they could always be 1,368 feet. We'll just wait and see if we are right.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #35151
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Oops, wrong forum.

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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #35152
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Only half of the parapet. It's not topped.
What makes you so sure of that? It could be the whole thing.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #35153
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I wish there was a worker standing by the column so we could get a better sense of the scale.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #35154
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If the entire column is for the 105th floor and the parapet, that means that technically the building is topped out.

I know it won't be considered officially topped out until all the columns are placed.

But still. :banana::banana::banana::banana::cheers::cheers::cheers:

I believe we're topped out as well. Everyone should take a look at the TOP of the new columns in the above pictures. Notice how they're FLAT (at the top). All of the previous perimeter columns had fittings and connections for new columns to be connected to the top of them. These don't. Another indication that we likely are topped. Also, the official WTC Progress FB page is also saying that these columns are for the parapet! :)
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #35155
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^Still think we are below the 1,374' height.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #35156
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^Still think we are below the 1,374' height.
Yeah but isn't that only at certain elevations?
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #35157
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Yeah,but you can translate the height by using proportions.I just prefer to use 1,374.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #35158
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Yeah,but you can translate the height by using proportions.I just prefer to use 1,374.
Oh ok!
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #35159
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It is confirmed and Chibears has proven it. Just because it is 2 months old doesn't mean it is not true. Douglas Durst certainly knows what he's talking about and if he said the stick will be definitely an antenna, not a spire, I believe him. It's as official as it can be

Btw, I thought the steel meets in a perfect square at the top of the parapet, not below it?
That's still wrong, it's not confirmed that it will be an antenna and not a spire. He just brought up an old article that everyone saw months ago, talked about, and then we decided to just wait and see, so we dont need to start trouble by resurfacing it. No one knows that for sure so no one is right. There's no confirmation of anything besides the scrapping of the radome.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #35160
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What makes you so sure of that? It could be the whole thing.
Well maybe because there's only two columns up...? Why would that be the whole thing, plus thats nowhere near half of the parapet!
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