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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #5121
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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.
I definitely agree! The stupid looking spire looks like an afterthought that was just stuck on top to get the height to 1776' to look so much better if they taper the angles into the top more like the very original design.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #5122
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If you didn't like the cap and spire on top they could have just continued building up to the same height without the spire...a bit like this ?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #5123
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Just checked the cam and it looks like they placed 9 more precasted concrete columns on the corridor next to the FT
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Old July 8th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #5124
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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.
eh i think the spire could be more resolved so it could reflect the clean lines of the facade, but w/o the spire, the building is plain and 2 similar 2 the original world trade center towers.

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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #5125
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Well, since someone deleted my post, I'll ask again.

Does anyone know what building proposal this is?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #5126
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New York Stock Exhange in the late 80's I believe. Would of been over 1500 feet.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #5127
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i actually think it was late 90s and almost 1800 feet
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #5128
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It looks as if FT donated some its design from that proposed building. The very top reminds the FT a bit.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #5129
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Just checked the cam and it looks like they placed 9 more precasted concrete columns on the corridor next to the FT
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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:09 AM   #5130
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If you didn't like the cap and spire on top they could have just continued building up to the same height without the spire...a bit like this ?
This design certainly looks much better than the present design for FT! The top looks like it's part of the design instead of an add on! Too bad this isn't the design that's going to be built!
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Old July 9th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #5131
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At least one of the arches is partly in place. There is a top plate with a connector where the rest of the arch will attach already there.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #5132
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If you didn't like the cap and spire on top they could have just continued building up to the same height without the spire...a bit like this ?
This actually also looks like Grollo tower which was proposed and almost approved in Melbourne Australia. It would have been the worlds tallest building @ 680m tall once completed in 2001.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #5133
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Damn...Stay on Topic Guys . don't you think there was a reason Hydrogen deleted Veseys post
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Old July 9th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #5134
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those towers look like original burj dubai designs

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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #5135
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They've planted silver metal things (I wouldn't take risk of guessing what it is or what it's use is) on the south side of the site.

On the concrete that was poured during our webcam technical difficulty times.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:39 PM   #5136
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those towers look like original burj dubai designs

back to the topic...

The original Burj Dubai designs were directly based off of Grollo Tower.

The picture of the tower in Lower Manhattan that looks extremely similar to the Freedom Tower is the NYSE Exchange Tower, which was proposed by Trump in the late 1990s. I'm still disappointed it was never built.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #5137
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They've planted silver metal things (I wouldn't take risk of guessing what it is or what it's use is) on the south side of the site.

On the concrete that was poured during our webcam technical difficulty times.
Those metal things are actually precasted concrete elements. Yesterday they've started to place a lot of precasted concrete columns. They also installed a precasted beam on top of it. Today two more beams were delivered on the site and another one is installed. Dunno if I'm wrong, but to me it looks like these beams will support the street next to the FT. Anyway lots of progress since the cam is on again
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #5138
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this concrete strike is getting on my nerves. they make enough just driving a truck back and forth. start firing and hirer new ones that are more than willing to work $30+, then the rest will catch on and get back to work. maybe i'm a little harsh :P

at least once the strike is over, the construction site should be ready for lots of pours... the core, 2 floors, plus whatever else
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Old July 11th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #5139
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I'm going to be in New York again in two weeks from today ... I can't wait to see the construction site. I'm like a little kid when I admire all the trucks, the cranes, the cement mixers ... it's so interesting!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #5140
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The concrete strike is over as of this morning, you can even see the concrete trucks on site. By the way those silver preconcrete members are actually steel wrapped in white tarp or w/e.
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