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Old July 15th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #5181
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July 11, 2008
Installation of Calatrava's Pre-Cast Arches Begins

This week Port Authority crews began installing the first of approximately 60 steel-and-concrete arches that frame the World Trade Center (WTC) Transportation Hub’s “east-west connector.” The contoured arches are a signature of architect Santiago Calatrava’s hub design, which uses variations of the white arches throughout the 800,000-square-foot hub interior. Pre-cast off site, the arches are staged on the WTC perimeter. Crews then use a crane to set them in place along the pedestrian concourse, which abuts the southern wall of the Freedom Tower.

Meanwhile, on the west side of the site the Port Authority is demolishing the temporary PATH station structure that once opened onto Church Street. That demolition began last week and continues through approximately early August. The new long-term temporary PATH station entrance was moved to Vesey Street at West Broadway in April 2008.

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also another pic of inside. i still cant put together render vs reality
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:29 AM   #5182
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maybe the budget cut made the real building WAY FAR off the original plans
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:19 AM   #5183
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and as always freaking webcam doesn't work again, anybody know why? I love watching construction everyday
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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:05 AM   #5184
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also another pic of inside. i still cant put together render vs reality
I think that this is the part where the stores/retail will go. The arch and hallway is right next to the north memorial concrete wall.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:16 AM   #5185
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Wow, lots of progress, last time i checked when i had time months ago nothing was close to street level. Glad to finally see real progress!!!!!

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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:02 AM   #5186
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Wow, lots of progress, last time i checked when i had time months ago nothing was close to street level. Glad to finally see real progress!!!!!

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Old July 15th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #5187
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I think that this is the part where the stores/retail will go. The arch and hallway is right next to the north memorial concrete wall.
So that wall represents the actual location of the north wall of the original WTC building?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #5188
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Ahhh, finally I see what those silver arches by southern side is about...

White arches will look so wonderful when its done.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #5189
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To the arches debate, maybe the renders are showing a total other location than that what the real photo shows.

The arches on the 1. render are also looking totally different than the built ones and the ones on the other render.

But all in all you can definately see that this must be Callatrava´s work he is a genius.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #5190
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That's going to look great.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:55 AM   #5191
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Good to see progress.
The entire site is a eyesore - all access along Church Street is closed off from the public.

I try to avoid that area as much as possible these days.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 04:39 AM   #5192
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From what I can see from a low def. cam, about 12 arches have been erected.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #5193
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Am I the only one who's noticed that EarthCam crashes any time there's any major progress on the site?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #5194
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just use this webcam when the other goes down
http://rebuildgroundzero.org/webcam/rgz_000.jpg

lots of arches installed
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #5195
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just use this webcam when the other goes down
http://rebuildgroundzero.org/webcam/rgz_000.jpg

lots of arches installed
Where?
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #5196
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Where?
lower left, the horizontal rows to the right of the white crane and to the left of the red crane (above the GRO in RebuildGroundZero.org.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #5197
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This Tower is gonna be a beauty from inside out
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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:40 AM   #5198
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lower left, the horizontal rows to the right of the white crane and to the left of the red crane (above the GRO in RebuildGroundZero.org.
Oh, I see the proximity to the FT and the PATH station!

Next time I am in the area, I will most certainly take a look!

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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #5199
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Merrill Lynch End Talks On Moving To WTC

Here is the New York Times story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/ny...on&oref=slogin

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Old July 17th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #5200
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Amaziinngggggggg like Caltrava arches!!!Caltrava....

Amazing fredom tower i hope now that we are in street the level the construction will be faster finally....

yahhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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