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Old July 6th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #5101
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I'm too lazy to get links, but 7 WTC lies on different zoning that PA was able to sign off pretty quick.
Also, nobody was hurt with the original 7 WTC collapsed, so there was no issue there, either.

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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #5102
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This shows what many have been saying, the delays were due more to politics and Government interference than it was true construction issues. If governmental and other outside influences hadn't interfered the towers would be much farther ahead by now!
yea i no right? The Freedom Tower was only picked because govorner Pataki wanted it, then it was revised, but the CB. 1 didn't like it so it was changed, at which time the police requested a change, and now it has become the tower that is under construction. wow. The original completion date was set for Sep. 11, 2008.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #5103
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My impression is that the "freedom" tower's design has changed over time - can anyone point me to the latest rendering of the tower?

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Old July 7th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #5104
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current design:

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Old July 7th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #5105
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^very nice.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #5106
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current design:

I love that angle! However, the design was altered in September, wasn't it?

This is the newest:
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What a sexy building...

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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:21 PM   #5107
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Good news, the EarthCam is back online again
Looks like demolition has started on the temporary PATH station
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #5108
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Everyone here probably knows about the section, of the PATH I believe it is, that still has the original doors, steps, and ramp from the original WTC. Does anyone know what will be happening to that? Is that the PATH being demolished that Tag mentioned? Thanks.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #5109
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as i said already, it will work again soon
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Old July 7th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #5110
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sweet, glad to see the earthcam back up!

here's a pic of one of the old WTC tower's, not too much further then where we are today:



This pic looks as old as the empire state building construction pics!
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Old July 8th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #5111
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If you look at the 4 o'clock shot from the Earthcam HD cam, at the west side of the PATH corrider, you'll see that they have erected the first column for the cantilever above the corrider. Its hard to see due to its light grey color.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #5112
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Here's a comparison picture from the day the camera went off and today. Looks like little has changed with the Freedom Tower but there's a lot of activity elsewhere on the site.

June 26th


July 7th


And a close up on the FT itself.

June 26th


July 7th

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Old July 8th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #5113
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thanks for posting those photos
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Old July 8th, 2008, 04:10 AM   #5114
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is the middle left the memorial floor?
and as you can see on middle right, the floor they're getting ready to pour is higher than the concourse floor....... can anyone repost that graphic that has all the subgrade stuff labeled? i can't remember the floor names or anything! lol
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Old July 8th, 2008, 04:21 AM   #5115
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Here's a comparison picture from the day the camera went off and today. Looks like little has changed with the Freedom Tower but there's a lot of activity elsewhere on the site.

July 7th

Wow, they cut right through that structure at the bottom of the July 7 pic. Are they demolishing it entirely?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #5116
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Yes that whole structure will go in order for the new station to be built.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #5117
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Wow, they cut right through that structure at the bottom of the July 7 pic. Are they demolishing it entirely?
yes, that was old path station. It will be totally demolished.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #5118
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thanks for posting those photos
You bet. The camera was goofed up so if you tried to transition between the 26th and the 7th it wouldn't be aligned properly.

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is the middle left the memorial floor?
and as you can see on middle right, the floor they're getting ready to pour is higher than the concourse floor....... can anyone repost that graphic that has all the subgrade stuff labeled? i can't remember the floor names or anything! lol
This? Linked because the pictures are huge.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...06-27-06-1.jpg

Or this?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...cks1841500.jpg

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Old July 8th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #5119
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Nice to see the new design which is nicer but I just don't like to top. This building would look so much nicer with just a flat top, w/o the hat and spire. just my opinion of course but I wonder what you guys think.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 05:29 AM   #5120
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Nice to see the new design which is nicer but I just don't like to top. This building would look so much nicer with just a flat top, w/o the hat and spire. just my opinion of course but I wonder what you guys think.
Well, the spire is only going to be 50 feet taller than the antenna was on the original 1 WTC.
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