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Old July 26th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #35581
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what part of the city? I'm from SI and can get excellent views within 3 blocks from my house. Though its hard to see individual beams rise without an expensive pair of binoculars.
ill be in the east village. i dont have a view directly from my apt but i shouldnt have to walk far to see it!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #35582
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I think you should watch the documentary.The complexity of the project is not a lame excuse or an excuse at all.
It's a domino effect, if one thing does wrong, so do the others.
Pretty sure their just waiting it out until the supposed topping out date.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #35583
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I think you should watch the documentary.The complexity of the project is not a lame excuse or an excuse at all.
It's a domino effect, if one thing does wrong, so do the others.
Right, I understand the complexity of any most large scale construction projects with regard to domino effect. This one was unique in the beginning (subgrade) with the PATH still in service. I understood that aspect. But, now and throughout construction above ground, the only other "complex" aspect was redundant and over engineered aspects. Given a little more time for that, the delays still seem extensive.

Does anyone know specifically what the delay is for the last floor/parapit. Three beams are all that have been placed with steel delivered at the base. Also, cladding has been super slow. Are they waiting for materials?
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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #35584
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New steel on site. But, nothing's been hoisted for days. Bottleneck! What is taking so long? This delay is certainly not because of the complexity of the project (which by the way is a lame excuse) Must be due to a delay of shipment of some other construction materials, or scheduling error.
This statement is absurd.

You do not know (none of us do) anything about what is the required erection plan at the roof of this building.

Odds are there is a lot of complex, small steel that has to be detailed prior to continuing erection. Maybe there is a ton of welding? Neither of us have the structural details.

Floor space is at a premium at the top due to the tapering of the building, things will naturally go slower.

I assure you that they are not dogging it.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #35585
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New steel on site. But, nothing's been hoisted for days. Bottleneck! What is taking so long? This delay is certainly not because of the complexity of the project (which by the way is a lame excuse) Must be due to a delay of shipment of some other construction materials, or scheduling error.
They lifted new steel yesterday. The delay could be weather, so far the weather today is very nice, but last night NYers were told to brace for severe winds and thunderstorms which haven't hit us so far, but could be coming later in the day.

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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #35586
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Doesn't anyone know why the parapet is taking so long? What is the differences how tall is it to the actual roof? When will the cladding be finished? How will the spire be constructed? Will it go as a single piece? And any word I. If its going to be a spire or an attena?
I will do my best to answer these..
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What is the differences how tall is it to the actual roof?
: To the actual roof height, it measures 1368 feet.

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When will the cladding be finished?
The Glass Cladding I would guees would be finished by early 2013. If not, by 2013. Although this is just a simple guess.

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How will the spire be constructed?
According to a video I saw about 1WTC, It will be installed by 2 'columns' at a time. But i think that was for the spire... So I cant confrim if they will do the same for the antenna.

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Is it going to be spire or a attena?
At the moment, it seems like it is an antenna.

Anyone else, please correct me if you have better info, or if you are correcting me. Thanks!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #35587
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Actual roof slab is at 1334'-8" (1340'-4" from lowest entrance); the rooftop parpaet is at 1368'-0" (1373'-8" from lowest entrance).

The podium cladding work is underway with the installation of clip angles at the north side.

The mast will be shipped in sections by boat and erected by a new crane.

The spire is being formed by a mast(or antenna) and an enclosure, the enclosure has been scrapped, leaving the mast exposed.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #35588
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ill be in the east village. i dont have a view directly from my apt but i shouldnt have to walk far to see it!
Welcome to New York!
Being in Manhattan im sure you wont have to go far to see 1WTC as it towers above the rest of LM. Enjoy the view.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #35589
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Actual roof slab is at 1334'-8" (1340'-4" from lowest entrance); the rooftop parpaet is at 1368'-0" (1373'-8" from lowest entrance).

The podium cladding work is underway with the installation of clip angles at the north side.

The mast will be shipped in sections by boat and erected by a new crane.

The spire is being formed by a mast(or antenna) and an enclosure, the enclosure has been scrapped, leaving the mast exposed.
Cant argue with otie!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #35590
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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #35591
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¿Another jump to the roof?
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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #35592
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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #35593
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Actual roof slab is at 1334'-8" (1340'-4" from lowest entrance); the rooftop parpaet is at 1368'-0" (1373'-8" from lowest entrance).

The podium cladding work is underway with the installation of clip angles at the north side.

The mast will be shipped in sections by boat and erected by a new crane.

The spire is being formed by a mast(or antenna) and an enclosure, the enclosure has been scrapped, leaving the mast exposed.

Clip Angels? What are they? The brackets that hold the base glass in place?
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Old July 26th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #35594
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Old July 26th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #35595
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Doesn't anyone know why the parapet is taking so long? What is the differences how tall is it to the actual roof? When will the cladding be finished? How will the spire be constructed? Will it go as a single piece? And any word I. If its going to be a spire or an attena?
Please just go back and look at the posts, no one is psychic here and most people who make "predictions" are always wrong so no one knows when the glass will be finished, the roof is 408 feet from the official tip of the spire (no one correct me and say it's 1,797 because a lightning rod makes little difference) no one knows if it will be an antenna or spire, it will be in 12 segments, hoisted by helicopter, and no ones knows why the parapet has been taking so long but there have been a number of severe thunderstorms this past month.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #35596
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An estimated time was all I was looking for, and I am well aware that it would be an estimate. As for the attena it has been made quite clear that there would be no spire.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #35597
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #35598
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I'll just wait and see if they make the best of the antenna.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #35599
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So.. You're kinda beating the purpose here mate. It's been waaaay worse. Enjoy the pics, she's almost topped out, keep your mouths shut




Not only more expensive but also more beautiful. But let's not start a debate
Unfortunately you are incorrect, the cladding on the new WTC is FAR, FAR more expensive than the London Shard .... sorry to disappoint you.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #35600
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i'm heading to NYC 8-4 thru 8-6 any hope that this sucker will be T/O or some base cladding?
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