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Old June 5th, 2013, 05:43 AM   #47041
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Energy is conducted all the way down to bedrock and ends into a counterpoise grounding system.

Mast to be lit on July 4th, stay tunned for short tests.
They're going to be doing tests before they light the Mast/Beacon?

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Old June 5th, 2013, 05:46 AM   #47042
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Old June 5th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #47043
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #47044
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:24 AM   #47045
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That antenna looks so poor.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:38 AM   #47046
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It looks better than in the renderings but still looks worse than the spire would have.

Hopefully someday someone will come to their senses and clad that POS with something.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #47047
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It looks better than in the renderings but still looks worse than the spire would have.

Hopefully someday someone will come to their senses and clad that POS with something.
If there is going to be a credible threat that the building will be considered only 417 meters instead of 540 (540m=1776 ft - magic number here - USA independence year) than I am sure the amount of public outcry against such "savings" by Durst will be so loud that they would be forced to do something.

So the last possible way of forcing this - make sure that the building is not going to be considered 540 meters with such a spire antenna
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:38 AM   #47048
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If there is going to be a credible threat that the building will be considered only 417 meters instead of 540 (540m=1776 ft - magic number here - USA independence year) than I am sure the amount of public outcry against such "savings" by Durst will be so loud that they would be forced to do something.

So the last possible way of forcing this - make sure that the building is not going to be considered 540 meters with such a spire antenna
People say that but the unfortunate reality is Durst doesn't care about what the public thinks, nor do I think the general public will actually care aside from a few skyscraper fans. It's Dursts and it's his money and he doesn't want to spend it.

Our best bet is him getting hit by a truck or something.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 11:04 AM   #47049
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Old June 5th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #47050
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So when the lightning strikes the lightning rod on the new 1wtc. It provides some power to the building.
You would be very disappointed if you knew how much energy is in a lightning strike. The amperage is extremely low (still often fatal) compared to voltage and it is estimated that the energy in the largest strikes are only capable of powering a hundred watt appliance for an hour, assuming it lasted long enough to even capture. Still, an hours worth of electricity for a 100W light bulb in a tiny fraction of a second is nothing to mess with.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #47051
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People say that but the unfortunate reality is Durst doesn't care about what the public thinks, nor do I think the general public will actually care aside from a few skyscraper fans. It's Dursts and it's his money and he doesn't want to spend it.

Our best bet is him getting hit by a truck or something.
see here is a difference. Durst may don't give a damn about what people are thinking, but it doesn't want its name to be associated with the failure to build symbolic height of a very very symbolic building. As a part of the memorial the Freedom Tower was supposed to be 1776 ft the year of American revolution. If this height is not recognized by this authority on skyscrapers than all the symbolism is gone. Durst will be looked at as a cheapskates. I am positive this is not a good thing on your resume. And given the significance of this place it is not just going to be forgotten. As for public - it should be educated about this particular event.

So it is not actually the public, but the consequences of the public and authorities on skyscraper working together to DENY the 540 meters -1776 ft to the Freedom Tower if it is only based on antenna. I hate doing this, but it seems that the argument of saving 25 million $ for the tower which is almost 4 billion $ in total is just plainly ridiculous.

Oh I forgot - Durst is ridiculous. Good going!!!
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Old June 5th, 2013, 06:55 PM   #47052
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #47053
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at last the cranes are being taken down
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #47054
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If the cranes are taken down, how will they remove the temporary spire platforms?
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see here is a difference. Durst may don't give a damn about what people are thinking, but it doesn't want its name to be associated with the failure to build symbolic height of a very very symbolic building. As a part of the memorial the Freedom Tower was supposed to be 1776 ft the year of American revolution. If this height is not recognized by this authority on skyscrapers than all the symbolism is gone. Durst will be looked at as a cheapskates. I am positive this is not a good thing on your resume. And given the significance of this place it is not just going to be forgotten. As for public - it should be educated about this particular event.

So it is not actually the public, but the consequences of the public and authorities on skyscraper working together to DENY the 540 meters -1776 ft to the Freedom Tower if it is only based on antenna. I hate doing this, but it seems that the argument of saving 25 million $ for the tower which is almost 4 billion $ in total is just plainly ridiculous.

Oh I forgot - Durst is ridiculous. Good going!!!

I agree with you but you are also using logic, a lot of people are illogical/apathetic and won't care. Durst doesn't need anything on a resume, and if the building is lowered to 1370 feet like I said before, only us skyscraper fans will care.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #47056
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If the cranes are taken down, how will they remove the temporary spire platforms?
They'll probably just use the other crane and take it down after the guy wires are installed. Just a guess from me though lol.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #47057
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If the cranes are taken down, how will they remove the temporary spire platforms?
Only some of the spire platforms will be removed, and it looks like the remaining crane in operation will be able to reach the spire platforms which are intended to be removed.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #47058
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I see one Trump tower in New York. Why didn't Bill Gates build Bill Gates tower which is one mile high?
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #47059
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The crane's boom is being lowered now!
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #47060
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is the glass finished now on tower one other than the entrance
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