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Old January 15th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #40381
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According to this pic I estimated the platform to be 38 feet above the parapet and therefore 72 feet above the top slab on which the antenna rests. Therefore it is the fourth antenna piece which should reach the height of the platform
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Old January 15th, 2013, 08:59 PM   #40382
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I was under the assumption that the temp platform would grow albeit smaller, the whole height of the spire clear to the top.
You could be right, otherwise it will be difficult for the workers to connect the pieces with bolts etc. So the spire/mast willl disclose its arguable beauty at the very end
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #40383
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Great news!

Squaring off on the south western side is also coming along nicely, hope they can start with the base cladding soon..

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The prismatic glass plan failed, and the new cladding plan requires the chamfered corners to be covered, right? If so it's a waste of money spent on the chamfered corners' structure.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #40384
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I always thought (viewed in person) that the base corners were a stunning visual to the whole design. It made it look like there was a reverse tower going 1000 feet into the ground. The squared off corners make it look bland, but of couse it saved money by not having to form the base cladding at angles. Thanks again Durst.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #40385
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You could be right, otherwise it will be difficult for the workers to connect the pieces with bolts etc. So the spire/mast willl disclose its arguable beauty at the very end
Temporary stairs will sit above the platform.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #40386
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For argument's sake how tall is 1 wtc now?
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #40387
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #40388
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For argument's sake how tall is 1 wtc now?

Somewhere between 1000ft and 1700ft
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #40389
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1368'
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #40390
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Well, the shape of the base is build the same as the higher part of the tower, with 8 sides. But there was a redesign so the base now must have 4 sides, so they are adding steel so that the base is square when the cladding is added.
And what is the purpose of that? O.o
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #40391
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I always thought (viewed in person) that the base corners were a stunning visual to the whole design. It made it look like there was a reverse tower going 1000 feet into the ground. The squared off corners make it look bland, but of couse it saved money by not having to form the base cladding at angles. Thanks again Durst.
Yes, the chamfered corners make the base less clunky. I don't think they square off the corners to save money from cladding at angles. It is because the new cladding plan, which uses glass fins, requires rectangle facades. But the new cladding plan does save money while still makes the base look shimmering. Prismatic glass would cost a lot.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #40393
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Anyway, my point is, it's ok if that's a square base from the start. Instead, they build walls that taper outward, then have to cover them... What a pity. Those covered slanted walls will cry a lot, asking themselves "Why am I here?"

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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #40394
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New row of glass, which makes 5 rows of slotted glass so far.


There are 6 rows of slotted glass, and 10 rows of non-slotted glass after that up to the parapet (16 in all), so there are 11 rpws to the top of the parapet!

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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #40395
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wow they really want to get the glass finished quickly now lol
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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #40396
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The prismatic glass plan failed, and the new cladding plan requires the chamfered corners to be covered, right? If so it's a waste of money spent on the chamfered corners' structure.
Champhered corners were necessary to be safer, it being part of the architectural design was extra.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #40397
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wow they really want to get the glass finished quickly now lol
They are actually taking advantage of the calm weather, nature can change of mind any given time.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:37 PM   #40398
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New row of glass, which makes 5 rows of slotted glass so far.


There are 6 rows of slotted glass, and 10 rows of non-slotted glass after that up to the parapet (16 in all), so there are 11 rpws to the top of the parapet!

I wa at first skeptical about the slotted glass but I see now that it ended up looking very good
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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #40399
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Champhered corners were necessary to be safer, it being part of the architectural design was extra.
I thought the chamfers are merely for aesthetic purpose. Pardon my ignorance, how can those outward-tapering walls at the podium's corners make the structure safer?
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It's because angles can take more force than 90 degree sides, I believe.
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