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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #48301
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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #48302
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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #48303
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Old July 9th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #48304
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Could anyone tell me what the purpose is of the platforms wrapping around the bottom row of windows, just above the base? It has been there for a very long time, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone on them. Could they possibly be used for the installation of base cladding?
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Old July 9th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #48305
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Could anyone tell me what the purpose is of the platforms wrapping around the bottom row of windows, just above the base? It has been there for a very long time, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone on them. Could they possibly be used for the installation of base cladding?
I always thought it was to protect the folks on the ground from falling debris.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #48306
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Could anyone tell me what the purpose is of the platforms wrapping around the bottom row of windows, just above the base? It has been there for a very long time, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone on them. Could they possibly be used for the installation of base cladding?
That's a question that's always been on my mind since this has all started
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #48307
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Here is a picture I forgot to upload from my trip. It shows every New World Trade Center, except 2 World Trade Center.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #48308
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The pictures at the top of this page are spectacular!!
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #48309
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #48310
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Could anyone tell me what the purpose is of the platforms wrapping around the bottom row of windows, just above the base? It has been there for a very long time, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone on them. Could they possibly be used for the installation of base cladding?
Basically it's a trolley system for the scaffolding to hang the base cladding. The scaffolding used to hang the curtain wall travels from side to side (as well as up and down) on a rail system.

Here is an image that shows what I am talking about. Just follow the scaffolding up to the platform and you'll see how it works.

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Old July 9th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #48311
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is it possible that there is a film over the glass at the base which is making it green?
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Old July 9th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #48312
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That's what I've been wondering. If you look at the East façade in the last photo, levels 3, 4, 5, and 6 are a different color than everything else.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #48313
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glass = reflective
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Old July 9th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #48314
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I don't know where people keep seeing green...

I can't wait until that ugly gap in the base cladding is covered, above the entrance glass.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #48315
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heres a video from the first level of communication rings, you can see the parapet top, the top floor and the views.

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Old July 9th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #48316
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Old July 9th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #48317
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Base cladding is surreal...
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Old July 9th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #48318
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Wow, it looks like a underground fight club up there.

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Old July 10th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #48319
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Old July 10th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #48320
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That space inside the rings is pretty cool, it seems like some sort of Thunderdome (or in this case, the Thunder Rings) It looks like at any moment Mel Gibson will appear, along with Tina Turner singing " we don't need another hero..."

Jokes aside, It would make an amazing observation deck.

I don't know how hazardous the electromagnetic pollution really is, but it would be cool they let the last level of the ring as an outdoor observation platform.

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