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Old August 17th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #36321
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Old August 17th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #36322
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Old August 17th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #36323
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Why isn't the status of this thread T/O? it's topped out from what I know.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #36324
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Could the ‘Sphere’ Go Here?

By DAVID W. DUNLAP


A plaza opposite a pool at the 9/11 Memorial is large enough to place the “Sphere” between 1 World Trade Center, top left in rendering, and the site for a performing arts center, top right.

"What is to become of Fritz Koenig’s “Sphere for Plaza Fountain”? The colossal bronze sculpture was the centerpiece of the World Trade Center plaza. It survived the Sept. 11 attack and has stood for more than 10 years in Battery Park, damaged but instantly recognizable as a “memorial to those we lost,” in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s words.

The “Sphere” must make way soon — perhaps within a month or so — for a renovation of the park by the Department of Parks and Recreation on behalf of the nonprofit Battery Conservancy.

This displacement has been pending since spring. So you would think that city and state officials had by now devised a plan for relocating an artifact that former Gov. George E. Pataki described as “a symbol of our never forgetting those heroes who died on Sept. 11.”
Or rather, you would think they’d have come up with a solution unless you remembered the decade of dysfunction around the redevelopment of ground zero. Put baldly: none of the “stakeholders” will accept responsibility but none will relinquish jurisdiction. The result has been one stalemate after another, from big questions, like who controls the memorial museum, to smaller ones, like where to put the “Sphere.”

The likeliest place would seem to be on the 9/11 Memorial plaza, not far from where the sculpture stood before the attack. That is the hope of Michael Burke, whose brother, Capt. William F. Burke Jr. of Engine Company 21, was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and of more than 7,200 people who have signed Mr. Burke’s online petition, Save the W.T.C. Sphere.

But the chairman of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation — otherwise known as Mayor Bloomberg — will not entertain this idea. He hasn’t said so publicly, but his opposition presumably has to do with the fact that the memorial has already been designed to underplay evidence of the savagery of 9/11. What’s more, structural reinforcement would be needed to set the 22.5-ton sculpture on the plaza, which doubles as the roof of an enormous underground complex..."
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Old August 17th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #36325
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Why isn't the status of this thread T/O? it's topped out from what I know.
There are a few different definitions of topped out. Most architects and builders call a building topped out when they've completed the main structure.

On this forum we wait until the building reaches its full final height. We don't know yet whether the CTBUH will include the spire/antenna in the final height, so we'll wait and see. I prefer SSC's definition myself. Why call a building topped out when it hasn't reached its full height? Whether an additional structure (spire, antenna, crown, etc) is included in the height is irrelavent. The building is still going to get taller.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #36326
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The cams aren't up.
They aren't now, but for they were up yesterday for a few hours. That's why I edited my above comment. But yeah, they currently are down again. I can't remember if it was this thread or another WTC thread, but someone recently posted imgur links of the cams when they were temporarily running.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #36327
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Alright since the photos aren't posting, I don't know what to say..I'll be there on Sunday in the city

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Old August 17th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #36328
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Can someone take a picture of the base on the KPI cams?
Looks as if something like tape, or belt like material is on the base.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #36329
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Okay, so I took these last night about 30 miles out in New Jersey..nice, clear night..


Midtown, & Downtown on the horizon


Midtown


Tower 1, & Tower 4 on the horizon
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Old August 17th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #36330
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Does anybody know what that material is on the base?
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Old August 18th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #36331
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earth cams are finally back up now
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Old August 18th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #36332
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[quote] earth cams are finally back up now [quote]
All except the cam for Tower4...it's presently showing a picture of sky!!
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Old August 18th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #36333
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Hello everyone, I'm so excited to finally have joined, love the wtc and keep fully updated on the daily construction activities. Just to let you all know I e-mailed the administrators earlier today on Earthcam, I guess no one else thought to do so, and informed them that their wtc cams were down which apparently they weren't aware of prior to my inquiry about it and to inform them just in case; which I'm very glad I did so.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #36334
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This guy deserves a medal! Great work fedcmi!
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Old August 18th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #36335
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Thanks very much, however, I doubt the task was medal worthy. I've e-mailed the admin once again concerning the positioning of tower 4's camera; here's what I wrote in case anyone is interested:

To whom it may concern:

Thanks very much for taking the time to put the cams back up, I know how much everyone must appreciate it; although, there is however one error yet to be resolved, Tower 4's camera is facing skywards and just needs some minor adjusting I'm sure.

Sincerely,

Michael A. Fedchak

P.S. Thanks again for your time and co-operation regarding this matter
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Old August 18th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #36336
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Thanks very much, however, I doubt the task was medal worthy. I've e-mailed the admin once again concerning the positioning of tower 4's camera; here's what I wrote in case anyone is interested:

To whom it may concern:

Thanks very much for taking the time to put the cams back up, I know how much everyone must appreciate it; although, there is however one error yet to be resolved, Tower 4's camera is facing skywards and just needs some minor adjusting I'm sure.

Sincerely,

Michael A. Fedchak

P.S. Thanks again for your time and co-operation regarding this matter


The Administration of skyscraper city have absolutely nothing to do with the earthcams being down. Your actions were good but not needed,this forum just like a few others just follow it's construction.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #36337
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Earthcam's back up.

Sorry to yell but

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY THEY ARE TAPING THE BASE?
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Old August 18th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #36338
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Not the admin of this site, lol. Earthcams admin.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #36339
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On a second note; I just wish to let Otie know I love his diagrams and am looking forward to one in the near future hopefully
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Old August 18th, 2012, 02:27 AM   #36340
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Earthcam's back up.

Sorry to yell but

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY THEY ARE TAPING THE BASE?
I dont see any taping?
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