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Old August 22nd, 2012, 08:56 PM   #36501
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I never knew the workers at the site got paid $80 an hour.$120,000 a year,working at the WTC,in my opinion is better than a millionaire working at an office.Lucky guys
Wat wat, the workers get paid $80/hour. That's equivalent to a doctor's pay. They are so lucky.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 09:04 PM   #36502
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You can start to see the reflection of Tower One in Four's facade.


4WTC reflecting 1WTC by Otie O'Daniel, on Flickr
Skyscrapers look amazing when they are covered with all these reflecting glasses.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 09:32 PM   #36503
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Wat wat, the workers get paid $80/hour. That's equivalent to a doctor's pay. They are so lucky.
Maybe because of the risks of fall.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 11:02 PM   #36504
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 12:41 AM   #36505
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Wat wat, the workers get paid $80/hour. That's equivalent to a doctor's pay. They are so lucky.
They get paid so much becuase the cost of living there is so damn high. A bottle of soda there costs $3, yes THREE BUCKS. In my small town, I can go to McDonalds and get a double cheeseburger value meal with fries and a drink for that much.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:10 AM   #36506
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I know this might be unrelated to the topic, but nevertheless, If anybody likes Youtube updates, there's a guy a subscribe to, once a month he does amazing updates on the whole WTC site,, his latest was 8-18-2012,, he does them faithfully every month and knows his stuff, check him out,, I know very little about computers so I don't know how to provide a link.. His name is NJTAmtrakguy on you tube.. Older gentleman loves skyscrapers and trains..
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:40 AM   #36507
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:49 AM   #36508
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 02:24 AM   #36509
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I remember someone asking how they will get the cranes down, here is the answer from somewhere else:

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I actually talked to one of the construction workers when I was downstairs for a cig break a few weeks ago. He said that the cranes break down somehow into pieces light and small enough to be brought down by the special heavy-duty freight elevator temporarily installed along the side of the building.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 02:34 AM   #36510
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I can't wait to see the antenna assembly for this tower, it will be my first time watching.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 02:36 AM   #36511
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They get paid so much becuase the cost of living there is so damn high. A bottle of soda there costs $3, yes THREE BUCKS. In my small town, I can go to McDonalds and get a double cheeseburger value meal with fries and a drink for that much.
And its so dangerous working there. I believe a worker in tower 4 was impaled by some metal rod.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 03:11 AM   #36512
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yeah, the bigger the risk, the more $. Construction site work, specifically for skyscrapers is up there for the most dangerous.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 03:53 AM   #36513
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Hi all.

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I remember someone asking how they will get the cranes down, here is the answer from somewhere else:
Hi Chi.

Many projects set up smaller recovery cranes to lower the big ones down. Then those can be broken down into service elevator size parts.

Some projects need to use 2 successively smaller recovery cranes when the construction cranes are very large - as in this project.

It will be some time before we know what the crane dis-assembly procedure will be here.


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Old August 23rd, 2012, 03:56 AM   #36514
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They get paid so much becuase the cost of living there is so damn high. A bottle of soda there costs $3, yes THREE BUCKS. In my small town, I can go to McDonalds and get a double cheeseburger value meal with fries and a drink for that much.
A bottle of sode doesn't cost 3 dollars. Only street venders charge that much. The union is one of the reasons why they get paid so much.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 04:25 AM   #36515
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^A bag of chips down at my school cost $1.25,but the cover says $.33 They say it's expensive because they have to take in account the shipment. lie
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 06:07 AM   #36516
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^A bag of chips down at my school cost $1.25,but the cover says $.33 They say it's expensive because they have to take in account the shipment. lie
Haha same
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 07:49 AM   #36517
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Mmmmm...chips!

My faves are Andy Capp's Hot Fries and the Hawaiian Maui Onion rings or chips version.. and any brand jalapeno flavored potato chips :9
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 08:06 AM   #36518
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If you think that's expensive come to Australia. We get ripped off all the time.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 08:23 AM   #36519
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Wat wat, the workers get paid $80/hour. That's equivalent to a doctor's pay. They are so lucky.
Don't forget, if they work over time - that is any hour over the 40 hour work week - they get paid "time and a half" which means $120 per hour over time.

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They get paid so much becuase the cost of living there is so damn high. A bottle of soda there costs $3, yes THREE BUCKS. In my small town, I can go to McDonalds and get a double cheeseburger value meal with fries and a drink for that much.
Not if you know where to shop and eat. My uncle lives about 7 or 8 blocks away, across the street from the new Beekman Tower, and when I visit him we get a delicious lunch or dinner in nearby Chinatown or the Lower East Side for less than $10. A bottle of soda at a local food store or grocery is a buck. The poor tourists are robbed because they don't know where to shop in Manhattan. Same thing in London, Paris, or Hong Kong.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 03:36 PM   #36520
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I walk past One World Trade (and I'm happy about the name change) at least once a month, and one thought keeps occuring to me. If they're going for symbolism with the height, instead of using the start of this country (1776 ft.), they should really make a statement and go 2001 ft. The bedrock is strong enough, the base big enough and how much more difficult and expensive could it possibly be to go another 225 feet and REALLY make this a building to behold?
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