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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:33 AM   #4621
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Five bucks says some utter genius will say there has been slow progress within the next 30 posts.


It won't be long before the core hits street level. I think we'll be seeing, aside from the third set of 24 mega beams, different pieces of steel. I also wonder when we'll be seeing some other tower cranes.

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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:40 AM   #4622
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i just hate that spire... why such a spire? Is this building even taller than the former wtc?
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:43 AM   #4623
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yes, with the spire it will be taller than the old WTC inclusive the Antenna
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:46 AM   #4624
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Cause you're in control of nothing. Without the spire, it is taller than the Twin Towers.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:14 AM   #4625
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thought it is 415m to the roof.....
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:52 AM   #4626
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thought it is 415m to the roof.....
It will actually be 417 (roof height). And since the tallest WTC tower was 416, it would be 1 meter taller
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:54 AM   #4627
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Three Buildings Around Freedom Tower Are Same Height

It struck me as interesting that 3 of the big buildings within a block of the Freedom Tower are nearly the exact same height:

Goldman Sachs 749
7 World Trade Center 741
3 World Financial Center 739

Is that planned or coincidental?


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Old May 22nd, 2008, 02:22 AM   #4628
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It's just coincidental. Not counting spires, the Freedom Tower is about 40 feet (maybe as much as 80'+) taller than the old WTC. Roof height is nearly exactly the same for the FT/1/2WTC. Towers 2 and now perhaps 3 will be close to the old WTC's height.

(They never let out much data about the massive roof structure/crown, and are likely still working with it)
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 03:04 AM   #4629
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It's just coincidental. Not counting spires, the Freedom Tower is about 40 feet (maybe as much as 80'+) taller than the old WTC. Roof height is nearly exactly the same for the FT/1/2WTC. Towers 2 and now perhaps 3 will be close to the old WTC's height.

(They never let out much data about the massive roof structure/crown, and are likely still working with it)
Any more news about a possible Tower 3 height increase?

And while some people might think that the Freedom Tower should be taller than the old twins, I think it's important that the roof is the same height. That way people can easily visualize what used to be there, and when you're in the restaurant or observation deck you can almost imagine looking to the south and seeing the tops of the twins.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 03:12 AM   #4630
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It will actually be 417 (roof height). And since the tallest WTC tower was 416, it would be 1 meter taller
Former One World Trade Center was exactly as tall as Freedom Tower will be: 1368 feet or 417 meters high.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 03:17 AM   #4631
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I know it was brought up before, but since we're talking about roof/spire heights, I have to say that I keep wishing that the Freedom Tower (1WTC) would be 1776ft @ roof & 2001ft @ spire tip. It's just more symbolic and meaningful to me that way, and it would be much taller and more prominent than towers 2 & 3, making it the undisputed centerpiece and focal point of the WTC complex, NYC, and USA. (It would also be 1ft taller than the Chicago Spire and therefore the tallest in America, something NYC deserves, in my opinion, because of 9.11.01 and everything they went through. I'm not saying that because I'm partial to NYC, I'm actually a huge fan of Chicago. Oh well, bottom line is the FT will be great as it is now.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 04:28 AM   #4632
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Great updates ! Its almost there ! At street level... Nice progress...
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 05:13 AM   #4633
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the FT will be the tallest office building in the wolrd and that right there is good enough for me. And you people need to quit bitching about the height it's not going to change so get over it. And the FT isn't going to be the tallest building in NY forever.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 05:37 AM   #4634
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the FT will be the tallest office building in the wolrd and that right there is good enough for me. And you people need to quit bitching about the height it's not going to change so get over it. And the FT isn't going to be the tallest building in NY forever.
Well said, height isn't everything. The only thing that matters is that the buildings looks good.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 06:49 AM   #4635
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the FT will be the tallest office building in the wolrd and that right there is good enough for me. And you people need to quit bitching about the height it's not going to change so get over it. And the FT isn't going to be the tallest building in NY forever.
FT will not be the tallest office building in the world, it might be the tallest office building in New York depending on if you count the antenna as a spire or not.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:20 AM   #4636
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FT will not be the tallest office building in the world, it might be the tallest office building in New York depending on if you count the antenna as a spire or not.
hope i'm not feeding fuel to the future city war that is going to occur in this thread, but i'm curious, what will be the tallest?
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:45 AM   #4637
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hope i'm not feeding fuel to the future city war that is going to occur in this thread, but i'm curious, what will be the tallest?
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On a serious note, I was wondering the same thing as well. I liked that last night picture that showed the new WTC 7. It's a nice looking building.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/...6aca0331_b.jpg

Does anyone know what building is going up in the background (center)?
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:50 AM   #4638
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Goldman Sachs Headquarters. There is a thread for it:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=452972
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:54 PM   #4639
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they shouldn't have faked the height with that spire... now the 1WTC is just a nice supertall, but in no way a record
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:10 PM   #4640
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this baby is sitting underground much too long!!! Me wanna see it ABOVE GROUND!!!!
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