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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #4001
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Indeed it is blocking the future street, but like you said it is only temporary. Once this is up and running and the other is demolished the permanent transit center will be built.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #4002
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I think that's a temporary building there.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #4003
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I've come to the realization that it's normal operating procedure. At least they are trying to meet the constr. timetable.

A little over a year ago, no one knew what was going to be built first or last. The shorter wait will be well worth it when the Freedom Tower opens for business with the other towers well underway!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #4004
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that building looks amazing
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #4005
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Road will be thru this box maybe.( Remember wtc 7 bridge with red sculpture)
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Old March 19th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #4006
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Indeed it is blocking the future street, but like you said it is only temporary. Once this is up and running and the other is demolished the permanent transit center will be built.
Thanks for the replies guys! Seems like a substantial sized building to be temporary and then plowed down for Greenwich. I checked in some other 'final' pics and sure enough it's a nice patch of grass/trees and Greenwich where that temp building currently exists.

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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #4007
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Thanks for the replies guys! Seems like a substantial sized building to be temporary and then plowed down for Greenwich. I checked in some other 'final' pics and sure enough it's a nice patch of grass/trees and Greenwich where that temp building currently exists.
If you look at the new City Center complex being built in Las Vegas you'll see a $40,000,000 construction office building that is temporary! Talk about a waste, you'd think they could use it for maintenance, laundry or something else on the service side without having to tear it down. Hopefully they will at least salvage the steel, HVAC and some other items.

When you look at this, the scale of the temporary building at Freedom Tower is actually quite small.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #4008
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Thanks for the replies guys! Seems like a substantial sized building to be temporary and then plowed down for Greenwich. I checked in some other 'final' pics and sure enough it's a nice patch of grass/trees and Greenwich where that temp building currently exists.



Yeah, the rendering of the completed complex shows NOTHING blocking Greenwich Street.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #4009
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If you look at the new City Center complex being built in Las Vegas you'll see a $40,000,000 construction office building that is temporary! Talk about a waste, you'd think they could use it for maintenance, laundry or something else on the service side without having to tear it down. Hopefully they will at least salvage the steel, HVAC and some other items.
No, the plans are to implode the building then leave it sitting there as a pile of rusting twisted steel. Every now and then they'll burn huge piles of money on the site......just because they can.

Speaking of the PATH temporary building anyone know if they have plans for pedestrian ingress/egress beyond just blocking off the street? Seems like that might disrupt construction activities if they do.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #4010
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on the webcam there is some good progress visible at the freedom tower site and the right part of the memorial. looks like speed is increasing, I'm sure the tower grows much faster once it is above ground!
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:55 AM   #4011
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on the webcam there is some good progress visible at the freedom tower site and the right part of the memorial. looks like speed is increasing, I'm sure the tower grows much faster once it is above ground!
Yeah they've got new concrete forms around most of the east steel columns.

I wonder when they'll jack up the northern core?
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Old March 21st, 2008, 12:23 PM   #4012
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are they still working 2-10 hour shifts? Looks like to me there activity for almost 20 hours!
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Old March 21st, 2008, 05:16 PM   #4013
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are they still working 2-10 hour shifts? Looks like to me there activity for almost 20 hours!
On Earthcam there was someone welding at the WTC2 site at 3:30AM!
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Old March 21st, 2008, 05:24 PM   #4014
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No, they ware just refueling the excavators. They start digging at 4AM
BTW, rock blasting has begun for the caissons for tower three. You can already see the first holes
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:01 PM   #4015
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updates from flickr

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construction site from the top

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and a big nice render

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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:15 PM   #4016
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This render is beautifull, there are very nice detail, I think that when this tower will be completed It will look truly amaising.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:28 PM   #4017
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How tall is the actual building? I know that the advertised hieght is 1776 but how tall is it without counting that ridiculous hypodermic needle they have on top?
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:37 PM   #4018
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Never mind, I found it.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:56 PM   #4019
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in the render i counted arround 85 floors
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Old March 21st, 2008, 08:03 PM   #4020
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probably you counted wrong
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