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Old August 28th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #36641
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It's neither. The glass on all of these towers is highly reflective and tends to take on the color of the sky.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 03:36 AM   #36642
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It's neither. The glass on all of these towers is highly reflective and tends to take on the color of the sky.
i meant it usually looks blue..considering the color of the sky usually is blue..
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Old August 28th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #36643
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Are you referring to the dbox renderings? That would explain it.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #36644
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2 and 3 will subtract from 1 WTC's dominance but make the complex a much better site to behold as a whole.

here's a quick MS Paint job

[IMG]http://oi49.************/2a4qss3.jpg[/IMG]
rendering by dbox
Lets take your thought a step further and fix the photo...



I kind of like 1 WTC and 4 WTC alone right now.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #36645
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That's better
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Old August 28th, 2012, 05:56 AM   #36646
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Much much better
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Old August 28th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #36647
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I really like the photo-shopped pictures of the WTC1 and the Shard together. They seem to compliment each other.

I am now convinced London must get rid of the ugly boxy hospital building at the base and build an exact replica of the WTC1 - only have it taper a little more to reference the Shard. I think this duo would be magical for London!
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Old August 28th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #36648
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I really like the photo-shopped pictures of the WTC1 and the Shard together. They seem to compliment each other.

I am now convinced London must get rid of the ugly boxy hospital building at the base and build an exact replica of the WTC1 - only have it taper a little more to reference the Shard. I think this duo would be magical for London!
They way the shard Is shaped almost matched the tapered design of 1wtc. I think the duo would be out if place in London though. This should've been 7wtc
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Old August 28th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #36649
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The new 1WTC alone looks smaller than the old Twin Towers together. Nothing can replace the old skyline... <3
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Old August 28th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #36650
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^Nothing can replace the human life lost that day,but I'm sure the new WTC will replace the old WTC as a new New York symbol.

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1 World Trade Center: The ultimate corner office
Construction on 1 World Trade Center: What it's like to work the cranes atop the tallest building in North America.




Let's start with the rebar, because that's what gets lifted onto the site more than just about anything. A bundle, some 2,500 pounds' worth, arrives on a flatbed that pulls into a narrow lane between two avenues in downtown Manhattan. The lane is blocked off, secure, and in the shadow of the tallest building in North America: 1 World Trade Center. The rebar, if it's headed to the very top, has 1,368 feet to go, straight up. That's 105 floors.

Steel is the skeleton of the structure, and the rebar will be handled by dozens of the 1,000 men and women working the tower. Pat Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the site, pulls up yesterday's steel report on his BlackBerry. "We installed 121 pieces, welded the 104th-floor column splices, spread steel decking on the 105th floor, and lost nothing to weather." Meaning? "If it's raining or winds are above 30 miles, we've got to stop." Yesterday was hot and hazy; today is the same. Work isn't stopping, so let's follow that rebar.

From 1,200 feet the city sounds like a dull drone. Tom Gordon leans out in his seat and stares down, like a fisherman attempting to glimpse his bait. He's looking at the bundle of steel far below. Gordon operates a slide crane on the 91st story -- though, as the name suggests, the crane slides up as the tower gets built. The building topped out last week, so in a few months Gordon's crane will come down, piece by piece, carried by another crane on the roof. For now, his operating cabin in the slide crane on the north face of 1 World Trade is the ultimate corner office.

Gordon laughs at that notion and admits as much. It's quiet up here once the thrum of the 500-horsepower diesel fades to the background. The rebar, like other heavy loads, isn't as tricky to lift as the lighter stuff, like window panes, which catch the wind. Gordon's got maybe 20 feet for error, not much when considering there are thousands of pounds attached to a 900-pound ball attached to 1,000 feet of cable moving up and over toward the tower and the platform on the 93rd floor where concrete workers are waiting for it.

Gordon goes silent while the crane slowly turns clockwise, the rebar rising across the horizon line, approaching the building. It's an eerie image for a moment, the bundle of steel moving toward the tower. Ken Klemens, a master mechanic standing outside Gordon's cabin, says the memory of the tragedy that preceded this place is inescapable, even 1,200 feet up. "This is the best job we never wanted," he says.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #36651
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Lets take your thought a step further and fix the photo...



I kind of like 1 WTC and 4 WTC alone right now.
I like them to but it makes it look like there is a big hole in the NY skyline. Tower 2 and 3 will fill that gap. I always wondered why they never put tower 1 in tower 2 or 3's place. I would of had tower 1 in tower 2's place and had tower 2 in tower 1's place.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #36652
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Four.
The fact that they haven't been installed yet leads me to believe that they are either waiting on a shipment or waiting for 9/11/12.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #36653
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they wanted to achieve a "spiraling staircase" design down to the 9/11 memorial. That means 1 WTC is taller than 2 > 3 > 4 > 5 spiraling around the park and memorial.
7 WTC isn't included because it is technically off-site.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #36654
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It doesn't spiral though? From what I can see its a wall of towers than diagonal is where 1wtc is
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Old August 28th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #36655
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Since July, four more rows of glass (Including the new row today) was added to 1WTC.
Based on this info:

81-84= August
85-88= Septmeber
89-92= October
93-96= November
97-100= December
101-104= January, 2013

That said, The glass should be completed in January 2013. Correct me if the new row of glass is not the 84th floor.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #36656
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It spirals down from both the WFC and WTC.
-------------1WTC-1,374'------------
3WFC-739'--------------- 2WTC-1,259'+(-)
2WFC-645'--------------- 3WTC-1,168'
1WFC-577'--------------- 4WTC-977'
--------------Memorial----------------
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Old August 28th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #36657
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It spirals down from both the WFC and WTC.
-------------1WTC-1,374'------------
3WFC-739'--------------- 2WTC-1,259'+(-)
2WFC-645'--------------- 3WTC-1,168'
1WFC-577'--------------- 4WTC-977'
--------------Memorial----------------
Ohh it all makes sense now! Thanks for pointing this out to me
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Old August 28th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #36658
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Since July, four more rows of glass (Including the new row today) was added to 1WTC.
Based on this info:

81-84= August
85-88= Septmeber
89-92= October
93-96= November
97-100= December
101-104= January, 2013

That said, The glass should be completed in January 2013. Correct me if the new row of glass is not the 84th floor.
You also have to factor in weather related delays.

I say, add another two months for delays. My guess would be March 2013 before all the glass is installed.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #36659
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Since July, four more rows of glass (Including the new row today) was added to 1WTC.
Based on this info:

81-84= August
85-88= Septmeber
89-92= October
93-96= November
97-100= December
101-104= January, 2013

That said, The glass should be completed in January 2013. Correct me if the new row of glass is not the 84th floor.
Good to know this. Of course, it's barring weather days, and things of that nature, but it's nevertheless good to have a schedule.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #36660
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