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Old August 14th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #49401
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Old August 15th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #49402
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Hard to think that little crane can bear that much of a load...interesting stuff, must be tricky none the less
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Old August 15th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #49403
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I wonder.....how will they disassemble the construction elevator without the derrick?
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Old August 15th, 2013, 01:13 AM   #49404
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Lol really? New York is where skyscrapers started so dont hate us cause you ain't us yo
actually it was Chicago but nevermind... just steal their thunder
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Old August 15th, 2013, 01:46 AM   #49405
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I wonder.....how will they disassemble the construction elevator without the derrick?
Internal elevators and the BMU, I think. It has not been installed yet.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 03:35 AM   #49406
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Lol really? New York is where skyscrapers started so dont hate us cause you ain't us yo
It was Chicago where the skyscraper was actually born. But both cities have been the foundation for the skyscrapers that now dominate the world. A great invention of the wonderful people of the United States
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Old August 15th, 2013, 04:13 AM   #49407
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I was somehow correct about crane coming downcincmid-August. Watch everything else be correct also xD
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Old August 15th, 2013, 08:44 AM   #49408
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actually it was Chicago but nevermind... just steal their thunder
Not to start city vs city trend but i consider New York the birth place of the skyscraper, the Equitable Life Building built in 1870 was the first building to have particle primitive metal steel framing, and most important the first building in the world to have an elevator, with out the elevator the Home Insurance Building would have never been built 14 years later.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #49409
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Some progress today on the East side of the podium.


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Wow, they have so much construction and work left to do at the base of the tower.

This won't open until atleast mid-2014.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #49410
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Old August 15th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #49411
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With the spire it appears much taller than without it there.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #49412
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Looks like the temporary railings (yellow posts) and netting are starting to be removed from the communication rings (lower ring).

EDIT: Even more gone since this screen shot.


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Fireproofing done on the south east side of the base and do I see the permanent roof crane or window washing equipment being delivered?

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Old August 15th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #49413
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Looks like the window washing boom that will travel on the ring attached to the Comm. ring structure. I'd say that the end facing away is the Y shaped end that will lower two parallel wires attached to either side of the basket. the near end has what looks to be the rollers for the track.


They are already cleaning the glass. Hope someone else hasn't already mentioned it, it looks a million times better already.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #49414
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They are already cleaning the glass. Hope someone else hasn't already mentioned it, it looks a million times better already.
And here they are. What people don't realize is most of the grime on the windows is on the inside not the outside.

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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #49415
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Jason Hawkes Aerial Photos:
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see more breathtaking images of Manhattan in link above
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #49416
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Video from Jason Hawkes from a helicopter of Manhattan:


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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #49417
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Isn't the overall strength of the base compromised without the sloping glass? I walked by it yesterday and as you can see in the pictures from previous posts, the corners are simply "un-cornered" by what seems like a metal casing. Wouldn't the corners now be weaker then the rest of the base making it a prime area for a car bomb if that ever happens?
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #49418
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No. Its not any weaker, where would you get that idea? The tower is structurally exactly the same it just has 'extra' glass in the corners to fill out the square. This building is the by leaps and bounds the strongest large structure ever built in human history, and that is not an overstatement, considering the strength+fireproofing of steel, strength and thickness of the concrete, safety measures in the core, strength of the base wall, and the fact that the building is essentially a steel pyramid, a steel square, and an invincible core all in one.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #49419
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Isn't the overall strength of the base compromised without the sloping glass? I walked by it yesterday and as you can see in the pictures from previous posts, the corners are simply "un-cornered" by what seems like a metal casing. Wouldn't the corners now be weaker then the rest of the base making it a prime area for a car bomb if that ever happens?
yes and no,the base is made of concrete and the corners are squared off with steel,if a car bomb exploded near the corner,the worst that could happen would be a few panels of glass being blown off.remember, the concrete used in 1 wtc's base is the strongest concrete in the world
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #49420
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Not to start city vs city trend but i consider New York the birth place of the skyscraper, the Equitable Life Building built in 1870 was the first building to have particle primitive metal steel framing, and most important the first building in the world to have an elevator, with out the elevator the Home Insurance Building would have never been built 14 years later.
The very first metal framed multi storey building (albeit only 5) was in Shrewsbury, England in 1797. No elevator though.

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On 1 WTC it's a shame they didn't build two of them.
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