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Old March 10th, 2008, 02:53 AM   #3921
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I wonder, will the new WTC be ready by the time of the 10th anniversary from the attacks in 2011 ?
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Old March 10th, 2008, 03:32 AM   #3922
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Lots of dark colors there. May be there was a press announcement about the removal of the stairs and that picture just captured the reporters andpoliticians gathering to celebrate it?
Yep.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23548910/

You can see the stairs on the flatbed truck on the right of the photo.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #3923
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I wonder, will the new WTC be ready by the time of the 10th anniversary from the attacks in 2011 ?


It's supposed to be.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #3924
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I'm very excited to see this tower finished, but the works seem to be going really slow




tower finished but work is slow?
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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #3925
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he meant to see the tower completed ....you forgot a verb before that "to see" ..but as you cand see the work is not slow it's starting to move resonable in a short time we'll have some nice progress
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Old March 10th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #3926
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Those steel columns are huge... were they fabricated in a single piece? or are they welded/riveted together from separate columns?
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Old March 10th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #3927
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The columns themselves are being fabricated in Luxembourg in long single pieces - about 30 ft long. Each beam weighs about 30 tons or so.

Then between Virginia and New Jersey, the final process takes place where they are trimmed and modified with the holes and brackets that help support the upper columns and girders as well as the girders for the floors between the core and the outer columns.

The process might sound ridiculously painstaking and slow, but that's how it is done. All in all, about 50,000 or so tons of steel will be need to build the tower's skeleton.

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Old March 10th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #3928
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luxemborg? why on the other side of the world for somme collums ?
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Old March 10th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #3929
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luxemborg? why on the other side of the world for somme collums ?

Thats Globalisation !
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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #3930
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luxemborg? why on the other side of the world for somme collums ?


It's been that way for years and years.

The "bones" for the Twins and & 7 WTC, both old and new, came from there.

Bethlehem & USS Steel used to be the "bones" of many skyscrapers for many years, but I don't think they are around now.

Most of the structural steel is made over there and then shipped over to the USA to be trimmed and holes added for the rivets.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 03:50 AM   #3931
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For those interested in finding out more about the steel, go here;

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=146434.

I think that you might find this article most intereasting!
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Old March 11th, 2008, 05:20 AM   #3932
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Twenty bucks says that, within the next 100 posts, "someone" will be bragging about how Gov Spitzer soon will no longer be in office, giving him or her a new person to make up BS claims about how this new gov could easily stop the current WTC from being built because it's 'the right thing to do.'
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Old March 11th, 2008, 05:30 AM   #3933
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Twenty bucks says that, within the next 100 posts, "someone" will be bragging about how Gov Spitzer soon will no longer be in office, giving him or her a new person to make up BS claims about how this new gov could easily stop the current WTC from being built because it's 'the right thing to do.'
and you will get credit for starting that nonsense.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:00 AM   #3934
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Twenty bucks says that, within the next 100 posts, "someone" will be bragging about how Gov Spitzer soon will no longer be in office, giving him or her a new person to make up BS claims about how this new gov could easily stop the current WTC from being built because it's 'the right thing to do.'


Funny that you mentioned him!

Don't mean to get off topic here, but a major bombshell has just been dropped on him this evening.

Seems that the friendly gov who has been fighting crime and corruption for years as AG, has admmitted that he's been involved in an Internet prostitution ring!!

I don't think he's in the position now to dig up any dirt on Ground Zero, nor is he in any position to have the rebuild stopped. He's got skeletons in his closet now!

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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:16 AM   #3935
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Spitzer can't do much right now, but a new gov might be able to do anything, such as help developers build massive skyscrapers elsewhere in Manhattan and really help the new Penn Station plans. This bombshell may end up helping us NYC skyscraper lovers. In my opinion, no one, save Larry, can stop the New WTC at this point. The WTC is the only project in NYC with a 110% chance of getting done.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #3936
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Yeah, since construction work on it has already begun and Towers 3 & 4 are about to get underway.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #3937
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I haven't really been following this project...so forgive if it's been asked before...but did the name change for this project? "freedom tower" just sounds stupid to me.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #3938
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It kinda looks like they are constructing a slurry wall just to the west of the West Bathtub slurry wall and just south of the WFC connector. Anyone have any idea what this is about? Also will the Freedom tower go up with just those two tower cranes? The old twins had four tower cranes each so it seems like going all they way up with just two might be stretching it.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #3939
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For those interested in finding out more about the steel, go here;

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=146434.

I think that you might find this article most intereasting!
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Old March 11th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #3940
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Four of them probably aren't needed for this tower.
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