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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #37661
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I wonder why the big building looks like being two groups , one in lower Manhatan and then the other close to central park district . Will ever being tall constructions in between those two groupes ??
Around 1870, New Yorkers started to complain about the lack of light(due to shadows) and air as buildings started to grow taller and taller. Height limit restrictions were set all over the city to control the growing problem. Today, you can see that Lower Manhattan and Midtown are very dense and contain really tall skyscrpaers. The reason behind that is because those areas are mainly commercial districts and do not have as many residential buildings as other parts of the city. Now if we look at Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, and other parts of the city that are mainly residential, you will not see too many tall towers and skyscrapers. New Yorkers do not want random skyscrapers all over the city that that engulf their homes and businesses in shadow. I hope this helps! Here are some links that contain more info about it: About NYC Zoning: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zone/zonehis.shtml Zoning Districts: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zon...istricts.shtml
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #37662
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Boom going in now
Great being able to watch this through the different webcams

Will the new crane now disassemble the one(s) that erected it, or will they use all three for some time?
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #37663
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Seems like they will take down the other, going to be a hard time swinging the boom with it in the way
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Old October 5th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #37664
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shot of the month.
Haha it's only the 5th day of October you never know what else will be posted
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Old October 6th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #37665
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You can barely make out 1WTC and 4WTC in this pic
this is like a burj khalifa view if in NY
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #37666
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Glass fašade is now up to the 87th floor
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Old October 6th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #37667
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What is the interest of all these towers? Are they devoted to lodge people or for companies?
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Old October 6th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #37668
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What is the interest of all these towers? Are they devoted to lodge people or for companies?
These will all be office towers with the exception of the site at 5WTC which is recommended for residential or hotel.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #37669
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Old October 6th, 2012, 05:08 AM   #37670
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Glass seems to be quite high in that photo!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #37671
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Around 1870, New Yorkers started to complain about the lack of light(due to shadows) and air as buildings started to grow taller and taller. Height limit restrictions were set all over the city to control the growing problem. Today, you can see that Lower Manhattan and Midtown are very dense and contain really tall skyscrpaers. The reason behind that is because those areas are mainly commercial districts and do not have as many residential buildings as other parts of the city. Now if we look at Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, and other parts of the city that are mainly residential, you will not see too many tall towers and skyscrapers. New Yorkers do not want random skyscrapers all over the city that that engulf their homes and businesses in shadow. I hope this helps! Here are some links that contain more info about it: About NYC Zoning: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zone/zonehis.shtml Zoning Districts: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zon...istricts.shtml
Doesn't it also have a lot to do with the geology of the island? My understanding is that the Manhattan Schist bedrock is much closer to the surface in Downtown and Midtown, so it's easier to build taller there than in the residential neighborhoods. Is that correct?

Also, many of the earliest midtown skyscrapers were clustered on the eastern side, near Grand Central Terminal, for greater ease of transportation for thousands of office workers, right?
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Old October 6th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #37673
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When will they start clanding the base?
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Old October 6th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #37674
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Doesn't it also have a lot to do with the geology of the island? My understanding is that the Manhattan Schist bedrock is much closer to the surface in Downtown and Midtown, so it's easier to build taller there than in the residential neighborhoods. Is that correct?

Also, many of the earliest midtown skyscrapers were clustered on the eastern side, near Grand Central Terminal, for greater ease of transportation for thousands of office workers, right?
Don't try and sound logical....It's now 2012....Random anywhere in the world is the go ! Technology and money is what it is all about.............
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Old October 6th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #37675
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I wonder why the big building looks like being two groups , one in lower Manhatan and then the other close to central park district . Will ever being tall constructions in between those two groupes ??
like the others said midtown and downtown are prefered for large skyscrapers. I also saw a documentery that said the ground there is much less suited for large buildings, so it would cost much more to build up.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #37676
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Wooow the glass tower looks so great.
But, I notice that you are not much interested in the coherency of the city on the whole. I mean if their tall was so close, it could make Newyork more attractive and harmonious ...
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #37677
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Doesn't it also have a lot to do with the geology of the island? My understanding is that the Manhattan Schist bedrock is much closer to the surface in Downtown and Midtown, so it's easier to build taller there than in the residential neighborhoods. Is that correct?
this............National Geographic or History Channel, i forget which , had a show on NYC and explained it in detail
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Old October 6th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #37678
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Doesn't it also have a lot to do with the geology of the island? My understanding is that the Manhattan Schist bedrock is much closer to the surface in Downtown and Midtown, so it's easier to build taller there than in the residential neighborhoods. Is that correct?

Also, many of the earliest midtown skyscrapers were clustered on the eastern side, near Grand Central Terminal, for greater ease of transportation for thousands of office workers, right?
The schist thing is an urban legend. Fordham's Department of Economics published a paper disproving it. Just read that, the schist being closer to the surface in Midtown and Downtown, thus that's where the skyscrapers are built, is a myth.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #37679
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When will they start clanding the base?
Anchor installation is going at the north and south faces of the base, also the cable net wall installation has already begun. The first pieces of the south entrance canopy are now in place.

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Old October 6th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #37680
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Anchor installation is going at the north and south faces of the base, also the cable net wall installation has already begun. The first pieces of the south entrance canopy are now in place.

So we should see base glass by the end of the month? Or Early November?

I do recall hearing that it would begin this month.
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