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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #46221
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It doesn't matter now anyway, but I'm wondering how they would have added the radome to the antenna. Would they have erected the complete antenna first (like it now looks like) and then added the radome or would they have added it directly to each new erected piece? Or a complete different way, like adding the radome directly after the antenna was manufactured?
Would be great if someone has knowledge about that.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #46222
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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #46223
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It's hilarious to see all the old haters back in this thread praising the building, years later. Some people have such short memories.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #46224
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That would definitely help. So no one will be in a hurry to sign a lease contract right now.
Yeap. Most companies prefer midtown because its a shorter commute for people who live in Upper West or East Side or commuters who get off at Grand Central Station.

Once the Transit Hub opens, it will link the commuter trains from New Jersey, Long Island and the Subway of New York all into one area.

That will cause companies to consider setting up offices in Downtown.

But right now I heard some trouble with Conde Nast as Anna Wintour is not happy moving to One World Trade Center because in her current office she has her own personal restroom. And she won't have that option in One World Trade Center.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #46225
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I can't wait to get a Metal model of this tower to go beside my wtc twin tower ones. Both together will be beautiful

I'd even chip in some $ for a white-stick payal fund if there was one.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #46226
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Oh my, those open outdoor platforms on the antenna are just such wonderful and perfect spot for a high tea or a romantic dinner at night
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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #46227
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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #46228
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They have finally started cladding the last section of the upper floors (NW face)
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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #46229
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PMad, are you doing your 3D designs for fun, or are you involved in the project somehow? I'm just curious
I like the mental challenge and teaching others. I also fly light aircraft, play clarinet, self taught myself piano, and recently tried out the church organ. I haven't taken any videos of myself playing recently but on my youtube page I have the 1 and 3 WTC videos, a few piano clips, footage from the right seat of a Cessna 150, and my first attempt at organ. I started the one world trade center models to satisfy my curiosity, then questions started popping up on these forums that were best answered visually. I used info from ZenSteelDude in the beginning, and then it took off as sources started overlapping and it became easier to make more and more extensive models. My first image posts were around when the top floors of this tower were going in and we couldn't agree on the floor we were on.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #46230
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Old May 13th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #46231
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It's hilarious to see all the old haters back in this thread praising the building, years later. Some people have such short memories.
Meh. People change their minds. I for one could not stand the renders for 432 Park Ave but now that I see it actually going up I rather like it. Simple and classy design. At the time I was just thinking that a building of that height should be a bit more iconic and daring with its design but it grew on me.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #46232
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #46233
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Yeap. Most companies prefer midtown because its a shorter commute for people who live in Upper West or East Side or commuters who get off at Grand Central Station.

Once the Transit Hub opens, it will link the commuter trains from New Jersey, Long Island and the Subway of New York all into one area.

That will cause companies to consider setting up offices in Downtown.

But right now I heard some trouble with Conde Nast as Anna Wintour is not happy moving to One World Trade Center because in her current office she has her own personal restroom. And she won't have that option in One World Trade Center.

I think you are misinformed about that. The Transit Hub is just a fancier and very expensive station for a service that is already there. It won't have commuter trains from Jersey, Long Island, nor newer subway services.
It would serve the PATH, that is like a second, smaller, subway system for the New York Area, managed by the Port Authority instead of MTA and links Manhattan with Jersey City, Hoboken, Harrison and Newark. But as I said, the service of the PATH is already there, as it has been for a hundred years. The Calatrava designed station is a much appealing station than the current one (which is temporary, since the original was destroyed on 9-11) and I think it would offer better transfers with the NY Subway, but that's all, it won't offer newer services.
That's why I think the opening of that hub, won't really help to attract more tenants, since it wont mean more transportation service to the area.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:31 PM   #46234
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Meh. People change their minds. I for one could not stand the renders for 432 Park Ave but now that I see it actually going up I rather like it. Simple and classy design. At the time I was just thinking that a building of that height should be a bit more iconic and daring with its design but it grew on me.
It is daring! No other building has such proportions.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #46235
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I love your work, and I also love the mental challenge of modelling complex shapes! Keep it up
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #46236
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I have a different take about the HUB. Yes no new services with transit etc... but what it will offer is a place to stay and hang out in. Right now there is nothing there, so people come from wherever they come from and disperse. No reason being there.

With the HUB it will have a Mall component that will be operated by Westfield Mall. This will certainly add life to the area with good retail and restaurants operating within just like the previous WTC mall. People all over the FIDI, tourist will go there to grab a lunch and browse around and hang out in and life will start to flourish. The mall retail component in Related Hudson Yards is a big selling point along with its parks that will bring life and make it a destination. Soon this will be a destination for downtown.

When this happens, the quality of life would drastically improve from what it is now... dead and potential WTC tenants will be drawn to it as it will be viewed as a plus for their workforce.

Right now it’s really hard to see this, but it will have a positive effect when the Hub is completed, and finally when 1 WTC if open for business.

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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #46237
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The PATH Station's estimated cost is $3.44 billion, so building it before building the actual towers would be a waste of what little money remains in Silverstein's pockets, which is why he put it on hold for now. Building it first would create high commercial desirability, but then he wouldn't have the necessary funding from there to build the towers that they want, which is his main priority in the first place. Bottom line is, for the best results, build Towers 1, 3, and 4 first, let the rent collect to build the transportation hub, and more tenants will flock to the area because of the PATH Station so the final space can be constructed for the biggest profit and least time.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #46238
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Sweet! I'm so jeolous. To learn to fly is one of my goals that i seriously plan on doing.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #46239
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The game changer will be the Transit Hub.

Its scheduled to open in December 2015 if there are no delays but I highly doubt that.

It will most likely open in 1Q or 2Q of 2016. Once that is open and companies realize the potential of having an offie so close to a major transit hub, then interest in 2WTC and 3WTC will spike.
You don't know that, you've been saying b.s. like that for too long -_-
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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #46240
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Meh. People change their minds. I for one could not stand the renders for 432 Park Ave but now that I see it actually going up I rather like it. Simple and classy design. At the time I was just thinking that a building of that height should be a bit more iconic and daring with its design but it grew on me.
Oh, I changed my mind, as soon as I saw, the final designs. Yes, I would have liked the twins back, in the beginning, but I knew that wouldn't happen, simply because the design was outdated, and not economically feasible. I was just happy that it wasn't going to be that horrible design that Leibeskind had originated. It'll even look better when the facade cladding is complete.
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