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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:07 AM   #50261
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Harsh, yes? But it keeps the forum in order.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:09 AM   #50262
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Fun fact to stop this argument:
Did you know, to save workers time for lunch on the new World Trade Center Building, they installed a mobile Subway restaurant, they moved up the building as they finished each floor.
And ironically, subway workers got a mobile Quiznos restaurant, which they rolled along as they completed each section of tunnel. (Sorry, that's a lie.)

But very fun fact indeed! I've actually wondered about the daily schedule of these construction workers, whether they spend all day up there or come down to the ground frequently. If you get an hour-long break, I bet you spend a big chunk of it riding the elevator. So this is pretty brilliant.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:27 AM   #50263
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And ironically, subway workers got a mobile Quiznos restaurant, which they rolled along as they completed each section of tunnel. (Sorry, that's a lie.)

But very fun fact indeed! I've actually wondered about the daily schedule of these construction workers, whether they spend all day up there or come down to the ground frequently. If you get an hour-long break, I bet you spend a big chunk of it riding the elevator. So this is pretty brilliant.



On the Nova special, I believe it said it takes them about 2 to 2-1/2 hours to get to the ground
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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:48 AM   #50264
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Did you know, to save workers time for lunch on the new World Trade Center Building, they installed a mobile Subway restaurant, they moved up the building as they finished each floor.



More Info: http://gothamist.com/2010/06/17/worl...igh_subway.php
Very innovative.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 05:36 AM   #50265
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Old September 13th, 2013, 05:52 AM   #50266
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WTC 14 psi and Hoover Dam 7.5 psi. Amazing
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Old September 13th, 2013, 06:05 AM   #50267
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Old September 13th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #50268
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Old September 13th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #50269
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That's pretty crazy indeed. Perhaps, back then, they didn't have the technology for 14k psi concrete. If they did, they might not have needed to make the base as thick as a nice sized tower(600 ft) is tall
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Old September 13th, 2013, 07:24 AM   #50270
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Ok I really got to learn how to post pictures here but if anyone has an Instagram account, my nephew showed me a picture of two people doing ballet on the setback on 4WTC with 1WTC in the background at sunrise. It's pretty cool and if someone could possibly post that I think it's worth a show to everyone. Credit the user of course The users name is jumfernandes
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Old September 13th, 2013, 08:30 AM   #50271
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Nice to see they're filling in the missing glass on the floor just above the podium. Looks much better now.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #50272
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Old September 13th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #50273
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That's pretty crazy indeed. Perhaps, back then, they didn't have the technology for 14k psi concrete. If they did, they might not have needed to make the base as thick as a nice sized tower(600 ft) is tall
This building is indeed the pinnacle of today's engineering :drool.

Btw, while I was gone, did they finish the lights on the antenna?
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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:30 PM   #50274
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Nice to see they're filling in the missing glass on the floor just above the podium. Looks much better now.
That one missing panel in the middle of the tower is driving me crazy, though! They surely didn't forget that one, or did they?
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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #50275
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And ironically, subway workers got a mobile Quiznos restaurant, which they rolled along as they completed each section of tunnel. (Sorry, that's a lie.)

But very fun fact indeed! I've actually wondered about the daily schedule of these construction workers, whether they spend all day up there or come down to the ground frequently. If you get an hour-long break, I bet you spend a big chunk of it riding the elevator. So this is pretty brilliant.
Brilliant but not new the ESB was the first building to have cafeterias in the building site as it rose. So a new York solution to a new York problem
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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:44 PM   #50276
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That's pretty crazy indeed. Perhaps, back then, they didn't have the technology for 14k psi concrete. If they did, they might not have needed to make the base as thick as a nice sized tower(600 ft) is tall
Actually, I don't find that amazing at all, I don't think that if rebuild the hoover dam again, they will use a high strenght concrete. It is more expensive than regular concrete and the sheer size or bulk of a dam actually helps, so you don't wan't to make it smaller and it doesn't matter because space is just not an issue so you don't need to make it smaller either.
If you build a tower, it is a different thing, it may be worthed to use a high strenght concrete since you can make structural elements smaller, and in the case of an habitable building, space do matters.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #50278
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It was very short sighted on the part of the Memorial designers not to integrate the lights into the pool perimeters.
I don't agree. It would be highly impractical to have lights ( in the array type used since 9/11 ) surrounding the pools particularly at a time that is for friends and family to grieve. It's a solemn place for private and quiet reflection and remembrance, not a time for sightseers to come flooding around to photograph an impressive light show. Very often less is more. It's more a time for the victims than dazzling lights for the rest of us. It's great symbolism but that's all it is and it won't bring those poor souls and brave first responders back. Never Forget.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #50279
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I think this is a really great point. It should also be pointed out that the Tribute in Light was originally envisioned as a temporary art instillation, and wasn't even debuted on 9/11. They've just kept bringing it back because it's so enormously popular. Kind of like how they've never moved the Wall Street bull, though that's technically not a permanent display (or even owned by the city, for that matter).
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Old September 13th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #50280
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I don't agree. It would be highly impractical to have lights ( in the array type used since 9/11 ) surrounding the pools particularly at a time that is for friends and family to grieve. It's a solemn place for private and quiet reflection and remembrance, not a time for sightseers to come flooding around to photograph an impressive light show. Very often less is more. It's more a time for the victims than dazzling lights for the rest of us. It's great symbolism but that's all it is and it won't bring those poor souls and brave first responders back. Never Forget.
Once the fences come down, September 11th won't be a private affair for the families anymore at the pools.
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