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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #45581
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So even the original Twins were very expensive in their day, which surprises me because we have been told their "efficient" (i.e. "cheap") design had contributed to their eventual downfall.
I wouldn't say at the time the design was cheap. It (Any Building at the time) was just not designed for a fully fueld "loaded" aircraft of today's size flying into a building at max speed. I am sure today most new high profile skyscrapers will be designed for this.

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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:13 PM   #45582
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Actually, I just noticed there are guys walking out on the Jib back and forth. Very brave souls
what are they doing
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:17 PM   #45583
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spire might go up!!!!!!
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #45584
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wait.... the beacon is on the other side of the spire
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #45585
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what are they doing


Something that I could never do

Seriously though, they could be greasing it or just checking things out. Wouldn't want something to go wrong when they lift the beacon housing to the top. Other then that, I honestly have no idea.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #45586
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they changed the main load line on the taller crane to a two fall hook block from a one fall hook ball.

they did this to pick this last section. The 760 has a 35 ton line pull, so this top piece must weight more than that.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #45587
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Looks windy up there today, based on the HD cam clouds moving by.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #45588
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Looks windy up there today, based on the HD cam clouds moving by.
Obviously not! They just put some people up there!
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #45589
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Am I the only one who wants this and that they build WTC2 as a Twin
No way, It's not easy to get away with building twin towers and judging by that render they would be ridiculous
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Old May 6th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #45590
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the quality on the live feed is great now, you can see the workers installing curtain wall pieces. Looks like they're moving a corner piece into place now.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #45591
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No way, It's not easy to get away with building twin towers and judging by that render they would be ridiculous
His edit would place the second tower right over Greenwich street anyway.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:13 AM   #45592
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No way, It's not easy to get away with building twin towers and judging by that render they would be ridiculous
whoever posted this photo needs to stop posting photos. this thread isnt for twin towers related things. since you talk about them so much go start a new thread. also im tired of going onto my favorite thread:1wtc and seeing all this twin towers II spam.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #45593
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Quote from Wikipedia on the Willis Tower, which would have to be considered essentially the equivalent in size and program of one of the old WTC towers:

"Sears and the City of Chicago approved the design, and the first steel was put in place in April 1971. The structure was completed in May 1973. Construction costs totaled approximately US$150 million at the time, equivalent to $780 million in 2013."

So even the original Twins were very expensive in their day, which surprises me because we have been told their "efficient" (i.e. "cheap") design had contributed to their eventual downfall.
read somewhere that the esb cost 7 bil in todays money now thats an expensive building lol not sure if that was accurate
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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #45594
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Am I the only one who wants this and that they build WTC2 as a Twin
Yes, as a matter of fact, you're the only one! Get over it and move on with your life!
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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #45595
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^i agree, looks terrible
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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #45596
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The only place I want to see twins is, under the hood of a car, Kuala Lumpur, or on the chest of a woman
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:00 AM   #45597
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Cool, this is on the roof of the Gershwin Apartments I suppose?
Not sure actually it was a few years back I forgot! I have a few other shots if interested, sorry it's so huge I don't mean to annoy people!
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #45598
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Quote from Wikipedia on the Willis Tower, which would have to be considered essentially the equivalent in size and program of one of the old WTC towers:

"Sears and the City of Chicago approved the design, and the first steel was put in place in April 1971. The structure was completed in May 1973. Construction costs totaled approximately US$150 million at the time, equivalent to $780 million in 2013."

So even the original Twins were very expensive in their day, which surprises me because we have been told their "efficient" (i.e. "cheap") design had contributed to their eventual downfall.
What I want to know is how the hell they were able to complete such big buildings in such short amounts of time. Were the safety obligations not as strong back then? Was the design simpler?
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:26 AM   #45599
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If it was 2010, 1WTC would be the tallest building in the world right now...
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #45600
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If it was 2010, 1WTC would be the tallest building in the world right now...
Burj Khalifa got inaugarated (and was deemed complete by the CTBUH) on January 4, 2010, so I guess you ment New Years Day 2010, and not May 2010.
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