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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:25 AM   #42361
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i knew the antenna reminded me of something
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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:38 AM   #42362
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Wow, I knew the spire was big, but I didn't thought the very top was so big.
Look at it on the truck on the last page, also if you can find it on YouTube, the rotating beacon is huge. And Susan is always the official sanctioned Google SketchUp unit of horizontal length and distance, replacing Bryce. I think between the Bryce and the Susan there was another, but that's for the history books.

Anyway, the mast is massive and hopefully the size of this one piece gives justice to that.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:00 AM   #42363
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I have a question: if the mast is completely "naked" without the radome as we are seeing, would'nt the electrical equipment for the beacon and antenna comunications inside of it be in danger of environmental elements such as rain and snow ?
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:25 AM   #42364
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They should at least paint the Antenna white. Like Willis Tower or Hancock...
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:26 AM   #42365
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I have a question: if the mast is completely "naked" without the radome as we are seeing, would'nt the electrical equipment for the beacon and antenna comunications inside of it be in danger of environmental elements such as rain and snow ?
All other antennas have no problem.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:29 AM   #42366
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Few weeks old...

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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:34 AM   #42367
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From a glance this looks like the general shape of the tower.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:44 AM   #42368
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So if you remove the walls and roof of a house, it's still called a house?
Bad analogy. The original design for the towers of the George Washington Bridge called for them to be encased in concrete and granite. Because of cost considerations during the Great Depression, this was never done.

Are they not bridge towers?
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:53 AM   #42369
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I have a question: if the mast is completely "naked" without the radome as we are seeing, would'nt the electrical equipment for the beacon and antenna comunications inside of it be in danger of environmental elements such as rain and snow ?
Perhaps somebody here could confirm, but the spire was never an antenna. There is power going up to the top for the rotating LED beacon (and internal ladders for workers to maintain that beacon).

All communications equipment is mounted to a circular ring that will be visible above the parapet:

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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:00 AM   #42370
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They should at least paint the Antenna white. Like Willis Tower or Hancock...
agree, i think it make the antenna looks cleaner and slightly resembles an architectural element from afar
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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:02 AM   #42371
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Bad analogy. The original design for the towers of the George Washington Bridge called for them to be encased in concrete and granite. Because of cost considerations during the Great Depression, this was never done.

Are they not bridge towers?
Speaking about bad analogy...
A bridge is a bridge no matter if it's made of stone or steel. But if you remove ice cream from its stick, you don't have an ice cream anymore, you're only left with a stick. Exactly what we have here.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:24 AM   #42372
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Nice design!
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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:36 AM   #42373
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A bit Old...

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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:38 AM   #42374
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willis tower's antenna have an enclosure but it looks like they don't have any 'difficult to maintain' issue, otherwise it won't be built.




i think they could maintain it just fine, what about 1wtc?
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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:10 AM   #42375
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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:40 AM   #42376
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I also think living in NYC or the NYC suburbs (LI, Westchester, Rockland, North Jersey) gives us a unique feeling. Everyone has pride for their city where they grow up, so they are biased, but the awe-inspiring thing about NYC is that we grow up fully realizing it may very well be the greatest city in the world with no doubt the most iconic skyline ever. It's not because we are biased, it's because it's true. That alone gives you an amazing feeling. I always feel like I hit the lotto being born in the NYC suburbs. I can drive 45 minutes to the NYC line in Queens or I can drive 45 minutes to the Hamptons or 20 minutes to Robert Moses, or walk to a local beach. It's the best of both worlds.

One thing people from outside the NYC area don't know is that many people especially younger ones in college will meet for the first time, ask where each other is from, and the closer to NYC you are from, the cooler you are. That's how much NYC means to locals...if you live 50 miles from Manhattan like me, someone who lives 20 miles away will make fun of me and they will get more respect. I know it sounds weird but it's true. It's hard to explain to a non-New Yorker, but having NYC gives us a sort of cocky, "we know we are famous" kind of pride. Just seeing how many movies are shot in the city, how much history it has, how much it has influenced culture including art, fashion, music, etc. it is just amazing when you take a step back and think about it. NYC is also so big that even living 50 miles from Manhattan and 35 miles from Queens, I still see NYC taxis on the LIE all the time near where I live. Even that can be exciting!
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Old March 1st, 2013, 06:03 AM   #42377
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I know exactly what you mean I live 23 miles away in northeastern NJ and I feel like I'm in the village of a great kingdom. Other people should experience this too
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Old March 1st, 2013, 06:08 AM   #42378
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Found this photo of the final section of the antenna/spire on World Trade Center Facebook.
And it looks gorgeus! Can't wait to see it finisthed!!!



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No offense but I posted those over two weeks ago thanks for posting it again though since no one paid attention at the time due to the spire dispute
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Old March 1st, 2013, 06:40 AM   #42379
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Old March 1st, 2013, 07:24 AM   #42380
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What happens if someone falls in the pit?

There are no barriers to protect the public.

http://www.johndiesattheend.com/updates/?p=1071
The panels are waist high and, angled outward, and quite wide. I don't see anyone falling in accidentally. Someone could climb over it, though.
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