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Old March 29th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #4141
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hola, 17 cranes...that's very much!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #4142
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There's a horde of cranes over at the GST as well!

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Old March 29th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #4143
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WOW, that is a lot of cranes! i will need to get up there to see that in 2009! to bad it cant be like that in april when i head to nyc
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Old March 29th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #4144
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Quite a striking comment your making there. To get to the point, this tower IS being constructed slowly compared with other's, you're interpreting his comment too pessimistically, we KNOW that people died there, who said they didn't? Who says the towers are being constructed slowly because the workers are incompetent, Americans are inferior Et cetera? He's only commenting on what he sees; its merely a statement my friend, not a flaming comment.

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Quite a dumb comment you're making there..eh? Who said anything about him being American. You probably dont realize this but New York and the US in general has a very diverse population. Whats with the generalizations about Americans?

Ahh....I see your profile mentions London.....I guess, according to your logic, you're a violent soccer hooligan with pale skin and rotten yellow teeth?....eh mate?? More European jealousy and self loathing disguised as sophistication?...eh??
Please please please read my comment more carefully; you'll see I'm on your side. What's wrong with loving the beautiful game?

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Old March 29th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #4145
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Why would the hub have FOUR freaking tower cranes and the massive supertall skyscrapers only have three? Is it because of the highly complex steel structure and the fact that the towers have massive concrete cores?

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Old March 29th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #4146
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Why would the hub have FOUR freaking tower cranes and the massive supertall skyscrapers only have three? Is it because of the highly complex steel structure and the fact that the towers have massive concrete cores?
Probably because the towers are being built with private money (Silverstein's) and thus have a budget to adhere to. While the transportation hub is being built by the government and thus has little or no respect for budgets since it's being built using taxpayer money!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #4147
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calm down! They will probably use crawler cranes for the hub. Using 4 tower cranes sounds unpractical too me for such a relatively small space. Crawler cranes, like the onces you'll now see in the memorial, are way better for this job.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #4148
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Probably because the towers are being built with private money (Silverstein's) and thus have a budget to adhere to. While the transportation hub is being built by the government and thus has little or no respect for budgets since it's being built using taxpayer money!
Thats the funniest thing I have heard in a while. If anyone is on y abudget its the Port Authority. The transit hub has already been valued engineered at least 2 times.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #4149
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Everyone was asking for pictures, so I took a few today.

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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #4150
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ehhhhhhhh WOW look at GSHQ they are progressing well with the facade and are nearly to topping out this baby.......it was coming up like from one to the other day.....IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!!indeed.I love that the glas is simmilar to WFC and WTC7......so many thanks for those brilliant images econ tim!!!!!

I see on the first pic that FT is nearly really nearly at street level, once it is at this stage i think it will defanetely shoot up to the sky.......furthermore this is one really active site now...

BTW: when will the remove this "temporary tent PATH structure" and build the real PATH hub?
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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #4151
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Looks like the GSHQ Tower is about to be topped off soon!

Picture perfect day for taking some pics of Ground Zero!! Good work!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #4152
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BTW: when will the remove this "temporary tent PATH structure" and build the real PATH hub?
Well, i think the temporary one opens in a month or two? Then they can start tearing down the other one.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 06:37 AM   #4153
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When will this tower reach street level? (or look any different than the last year?)
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Old March 30th, 2008, 06:43 AM   #4154
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More steel was added today, including one that went at the back end where the PATH tunnel is.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #4155
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Look at that shot !!

GS looks like it's about to be topped out any moment now.

Downtown Manhattan is finally starting to change.

It's about time!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #4156
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Is it just an illusion, or does it appears as though 7 WTC will still remain taller than the GS Tower?
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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #4157
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7WTC looks taller because it is in the foreground
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #4158
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They're definitely pouring part of one of the basement floors. Now they just need to jack up the north (is that right?) end of the core and it'll feel like Christmas.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #4159
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ive been away for a week and ive been trying to catch up, what is the disaster there on about with the crane that collapsed and killed 7?? i cant find much about it.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #4160
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That had nothing at all to do with the WTC or lower Manhattan.
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