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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #3981
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We dont get much picture updates to say it's the biggest project in the U.S right now. surely someone lives nearby
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Old March 16th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #3982
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We dont get much picture updates to say it's the biggest project in the U.S right now. surely someone lives nearby
Tell me about it. All the major Chicago projects get regular photo updates just about every other day yet with this project, which just happens to have a major mass transit facility inside the project zone, is, aside from the earthcam updates, virtually devoid of photographic documentation. Very strange indeed.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #3983
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here is an update from flickr

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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #3984
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here is an update from flickr

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Could someone tell me the name of the building in the upper-left corner of this picture? I'm referring to the building that partially blocks the view of the Woolworth. I like the design and it looks brand new. Does anyone know the height as well??

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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #3985
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that's 10 Barclay Street ( 56f )
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #3986
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And it IS brand new. It was just built.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #3987
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We dont get much picture updates to say it's the biggest project in the U.S right now. surely someone lives nearby
I too, was wondering why this is ?... Even more so at this phase of construction, to me foundation work to street level, is one of the most exciting parts of the construction process, esp. for this tower...!!

Hopefully someone local will pick up the ball, or the digital camera, and get this thread to the level of documentation that the Chicago, or even the Los Angeles threads contain.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #3988
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Go here; http://www.wtcrising.com.

From time to time, they shows updates and pics of Ground Zero and its activities.

If no present pics are there, you should at least be able to READ the latest news on the projects there.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #3989
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I too, was wondering why this is ?... Even more so at this phase of construction, to me foundation work to street level, is one of the most exciting parts of the construction process, esp. for this tower...!!

Hopefully someone local will pick up the ball, or the digital camera, and get this thread to the level of documentation that the Chicago, or even the Los Angeles threads contain.
From street level it is very hard to take any relevant pictures of the construction site around the core. Unless someone who happens to work in the surrounding office buildings appears and start snapping pictures, we will be in this bind until this building starts rising out of the ground.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #3990
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I remember years ago when they did timelapse footage of the whole site, do they still update the timelapse footage or have they given up waiting?
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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #3991
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We dont get much picture updates to say it's the biggest project in the U.S right now. surely someone lives nearby
Yes. We do need someone to take regular photos and update all us interstate and international forumers.
And especially for a great project on this scale we need someone like an Imre or Harryc, to provide detailed photo accounts of the construction site and building progress.
Any New Yorkers up for the job??

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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #3992
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as ramvid said earlier, it is very hard to get good street-level pics of the construction site. the entire area is surrounded by a high fence. some pedestrian bridges offer partial views, but for now the best images will be from the webcams high above the site.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #3993
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http://www.nypost.com/seven/03172008...pit_102338.htm
RISING FROM THE PIT

WTC'S '1ST SPROUT'

By TOM TOPOUSIS


A WHOLE OTHER LEVELigital renderings show the progress planned for the World Trade Center site, including the Freedom Tower breaking street level this year.


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March 17, 2008 -- The reborn World Trade Center will begin rising above street level this spring - when the Freedom Tower's steel frame emerges from its 80-foot-deep construction pit, officials say.

The tower itself is now just 10 feet from street level, Port Authority Executive Director Anthony Shorris said.

"We expect it to reach past street level in a few months," he said.

Shorris and Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein, who is building three office towers at the site, said virtually every project at the World Trade Center is now under construction after years of cleanup, design and site preparation.

A time-lapse rendering of the 16-acre site prepared by the Port Authority shows the project coming together over the next five years like a massive jigsaw puzzle, with more than 10,000 construction workers assembling the pieces.

By the end of this year, the Freedom Tower's steel will be racing skyward, while a steel base for the memorial is being set in place. And foundations for Silverstein's three towers and the Santiago Calatrava-designed transit hub will be under construction.

By the end of 2010, the Freedom Tower and Silverstein's Towers 2 and 3 will reach rooftop level, and the memorial plaza will be complete and ready for the planting of more than 400 trees.

Silverstein's Tower 2, the second tallest at the site, will have topped out by the end of 2011.

"By the end of 2012, as they say, it'll all be over but the shouting," Shorris said at a New York Building Congress luncheon last week.

"What is falling into place is a construction-coordination machine of truly unprecedented complexity."

The four towers inside the perimeter of the original World Trade Center site will include 141,000 tons of steel and 593,000 cubic yards of concrete.

A fifth tower is planned a block away on the site of the former Deutsche Bank building. That tower is slated to be complete by the end of 2012.

Just to clear sites for Silverstein's three towers, the Port Authority excavated and hauled out enough dirt and rock to fill Giants Stadium.

Silverstein, who acknowledged that "things haven't always gone as smoothly or as swiftly as everyone - including me - had hoped," predicted that the final outcome in five years will create a new economic engine in lower Manhattan.

But Silverstein said the proof of progress for New Yorkers made skeptical by delays and missed deadlines will be the visible construction now shaping up.

"There has not been this much going on at the site since the cleanup concluded close to six years ago," he said.

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Old March 17th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #3994
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Great job!

The small pictures for each year seem very accurate, but it's just a shame that they are so small and deformed. There's only a small amount of time left before we start the first rise.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #3995
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i found some images of the construction site from flickr by Frans Andree

WTC site 1
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Old March 18th, 2008, 12:03 PM   #3996
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As a whole, the building is growing out of the hole; the progress is that great. 9 feet till we touch street level.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #3997
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thanx WTC 7 looks very cool btw
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Old March 18th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #3998
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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #3999
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wow that last shot of 7 wtc looks like a rendering! Such a smooth finish
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #4000
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Quick question, is this part of the temporary transit center (circled in red)?

And does it cover the street? I thought Greenwich was supposed to go through there (yellow horizontal arrows)?



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