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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #4581
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don't see it, compared a pic from march 13th with today, the only difference is a new poured part on the floor

its there, south east corner. as of right now its the tallest beam around the perimeter of the tower, so its easy to spot.

more steel is always good though!
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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #4582
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don't see it, compared a pic from march 13th with today, the only difference is a new poured part on the floor
Oh yes ZZ II, when you just click on days it will show 12:00 of the day. You want to go to 17th which is today and compare 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm so you actually choose the time of the day.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #4583
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ok, now i saw it also
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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #4584
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By the view from lower angle (the live webcam) it clearly shows that the steel that added its height is definately above street level. Wikipedia says: "The tower's steel will begin to rise above street level by the end of the North American spring" I have no idea when north american spring ends though.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #4585
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In a few weeks and I'm sure that we'll be seeing the core or steel reach grade soon.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #4586
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The steel is already at grade Ebola....
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #4587
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Actually two pieces are above grade. They added the first between 1:45 and 2:00PM and second between 2:45 and 3:00PM. They are both near the southeast corner.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #4588
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The steel is already at grade Ebola....

Come on, it JUST happened and most of us assumed that it wouldn't be this early because of what all the articles said.

Anyway, I checked, and it seems like it is above the street.

The Freedom Tower is, as of today, above street level!


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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #4589
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Great.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #4590
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The Freedom Tower seems to be a meter or two tall right now, maybe more, maybe a little less, but 3 beams on top of each other makes it over 90 feet tall, more than likely above grade now, and you can also tell just by looking and comparing older pictures from different angles. As a whole, it's in the area of 100 feet tall now.

I wonder when the core will reak the grade line too. I also wonder if well see horizontal and diagonal beams, like the old WTC had. I'd like to know a lot more about this building's structure, but not much info was released except that it will have a steel moment frame and reinforced concrete core.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #4591
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Finally! Glad it's rising above the street level.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #4592
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that's worth a celebration
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #4593
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after such a long time
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #4594
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The Freedom Tower is, as of today, above street level!
1 down, 101 to go!!! (above ground)
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #4595
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Wonderful news... this tower will redefine the New York skyline. The city really deserves this project. It will be interesting to see how quickly this rises. I wonder how many floors per month we can expect?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #4596
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I'm really glad my trip to NY got postponed until this time next year. By that time the area will be quite the sight to see.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #4597
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That's awesome, ive been waiting for this moment and finally this tower is above street level. We MUST celebrate
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #4598
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ok, lets have a party
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Old May 18th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #4599
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the lobby of the freedom tower is a nice tribute to the old towers...a lot of foreshadowing of what stood there before.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #4600
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Amazing news! So excited
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