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Old October 25th, 2013, 12:58 AM   #51061
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Old October 25th, 2013, 01:17 AM   #51062
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Old October 25th, 2013, 04:44 AM   #51063
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Sometimes, I just don't know how to feel about that base. In some angles and pictures, it looks awesome,others it makes the base look more "bunker" like.

Am I the only one who thinks so?
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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:01 AM   #51064
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Could you give an example Chris?
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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #51065
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When do you think the spire will be lite up again?????????
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Old October 25th, 2013, 05:29 AM   #51066
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Sometimes, I just don't know how to feel about that base. In some angles and pictures, it looks awesome,others it makes the base look more "bunker" like.

Am I the only one who thinks so?
Once the cladding is all filled in and the fins are extended it will look stunning.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #51067
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Once the cladding is all filled in and the fins are extended it will look stunning.
I don't like it at all. It doesn't match in color or texture. It looks like an afterthought - which it is. I think the base matches the tower about as well as plaid pants with a striped shirt. I think it'll be a nightmare to keep clean too. It's just awful. I predict within 50 years the base cladding will be stripped off and replaced with something that's a better match.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #51068
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According to one of my friends, as of 3 days ago, they are still selling 'Willis Tower- Tallest Building In America' merchandise at the willis tower.
Clearly they're talking about the top of the actual building part of the building.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #51069
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I'm confused. This picture clearly shows the trident to the right of the elevator is grey. I assume it is primer before the fireproofing is applied:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=51066

But today on Earthcam it is clearly still red. Did they strip the primer?
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Old October 25th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #51070
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According to one of my friends, as of 3 days ago, they are still selling 'Willis Tower- Tallest Building In America' merchandise at the willis tower.
So? That's irrevelant at the moment.....One WTC is not even confirmed yet to be the tallest
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Old October 25th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #51071
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So? That's irrevelant at the moment.....One WTC is not even confirmed yet to be the tallest
Correctomundo.. a ruling on 1WTC height isn't officially made until November 8.

This from CTBUH.

On November 8, the CTBUH Height Committee is slated to make a decision regarding how to calculate the role of One World Trade Center spire/antenna structure in its architectural height, immediately following the CTBUH 2013 Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Hard to separate the communications ring from the spire IMO. They look visually consistent.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #51072
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Correctomundo.. a ruling on 1WTC height isn't officially made until November 8.

This from CTBUH.

On November 8, the CTBUH Height Committee is slated to make a decision regarding how to calculate the role of One World Trade Center spire/antenna structure in its architectural height, immediately following the CTBUH 2013 Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Hard to separate the communications ring from the spire IMO. They look visually consistent.
There's nothing to correct about my statement...I said it isn't officially the tallest yet...
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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #51073
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #51074
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Am struggling to actually get used to this tower, it's a great building but just does not fit in my opinion. Kind of sad that we have to live with this and that the whole thing was a shambles in the first place. It was only picked because of the former corrupt governor who overruled the competition anyway and then stuck a 400ft stick on top and then claimed it's the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. I am just speaking the truth though but somehow that is misinterpreted round here.

Apart from that, it's nice I guess to see something rising, still I prefer the memorial and museum to the other buildings though. They truly are breathtaking bits of architecture and such a fitting tribute to that day.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:35 AM   #51075
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Why they take so long for the besement cladding?i mean this can be done in a few weeks
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #51076
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It's nearly done.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:27 AM   #51077
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Is that a missing glass panel near the middle of the tower? If so, why has it not been filled in yet?
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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:42 AM   #51078
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Why they take so long for the besement cladding?i mean this can be done in a few weeks
They have a giant elevator in the way and areas on the east side of the base wasn't fireproofed.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #51079
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Old October 26th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #51080
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