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Old July 12th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #55361
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Old July 12th, 2014, 05:48 PM   #55362
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looks like they're also bolting in the last of the facade where the elevator was.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #55363
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What will happen with the white dots around the newest glass panels? They just keep adding panels but don't remove the white dots. Some of them have been there since last year!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #55364
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looks like they're also bolting in the last of the facade where the elevator was.
Not quite done yet. Still 15 of those panels left.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #55365
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Old July 12th, 2014, 11:35 PM   #55366
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What will happen with the white dots around the newest glass panels? They just keep adding panels but don't remove the white dots. Some of them have been there since last year!
Don't worry, they'll remove them eventually. They just don't seem to be a high priority right now.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 01:54 AM   #55367
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Old July 13th, 2014, 02:23 AM   #55368
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Sorry if maybe I'm off-topic, it's just a curiosity, are provided smoking areas for employees in the offices? Or are they forced to exit the building to smoke a cigarette? Thanks.
When I worked in the North Tower, we had to take an elevator down from 99 to the 78th floor lobby, then another elevator to ground level, then smoke in the little "alley" between 6WTC and the North Tower.

Windows on the World had a smoking section, but you had to be a patron there to use it. I assume there will probably be a smoking section somewhere for employees to use, east side of the tower seems to be the most logical.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 02:34 AM   #55369
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Old July 13th, 2014, 04:49 AM   #55370
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Wait a second, the garage door opening to the base is lit up. Was it always like that? I know that it's supposed to be like that when it's completed, but is that testing or did they finish that and light it up permanently? Did I miss something? Anyway, this is exciting!

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Old July 13th, 2014, 11:27 AM   #55371
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When I worked in the North Tower, we had to take an elevator down from 99 to the 78th floor lobby, then another elevator to ground level, then smoke in the little "alley" between 6WTC and the North Tower.

Windows on the World had a smoking section, but you had to be a patron there to use it. I assume there will probably be a smoking section somewhere for employees to use, east side of the tower seems to be the most logical.
Thanks for the witness.
Probably it will the same in the new building.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #55372
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In keeping with the decades-old tradition of depicting the NY skyline (especially the Twin Towers) on box vans and service vehicles, it's always nice to see One World Trade (and in this case, 4 as well) make an appearance.
This is precisely what NYC needs more of. I've grown tired of seeing twin shadows with superimposed 9/11 markers printed on tourist attractions. It's refreshing to see a celebration of the present and future rather than a somber reminder of the past.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 10:04 PM   #55374
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Old July 14th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #55375
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Old July 14th, 2014, 09:03 PM   #55377
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Industry Leader: 1 WTC a Lightning Rod

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A week after photos of lightning striking the steel spire of One World Trade Center made international news, experts familiar with the electric bolts pointed to the building’s resilience against such dangers.

The 1,776-foot skyscraper, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, sustained six lightning shocks since the end of June, said Rob Cooper, the president of top lightning protection system installer Associated Lightning Rod Company.

“That building inherently has lightning protection,” said Mr. Cooper, whose company implemented lightning safeguards at the Plaza Hotel, John F. Kennedy Airport and several towers around the city, though not at 1 WTC. “The needle on top is exposed structural steel that’s attached to the structural steel core of the building, which goes all the way underground. Lightning protection is built into that structure.”

Skyscraper owners usually spend between $50,000 and $100,000 on their lightning protection systems, said Mr. Cooper, who calls the end of June through early September “lightning season” and notes that taller buildings face a greater risk. Lightning strikes caused 23 deaths, 145 injuries and $23.8 million in damages in the United States last year, according to the Insurance Information Institute, an insurance industry research organization.

But safeguards like rods and copper cables neutralize the bolts by transferring their “mega-electricity” to the ground underneath buildings, said Kim Loehr of the nonprofit Lightning Protection Institute.

“The worst-case scenario is fire,” said Ms. Loehr. But, she noted, “There’s a lot of apathy. Lightning’s striking all the time.”

Representatives for the Durst Organization, the developers of 1 WTC, acknowledged last week’s strike wasn’t the building’s first, but said no figures for the number of strikes or officials tasked with lightning protection were available.
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Old July 15th, 2014, 05:01 AM   #55378
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Not the best quality, but here's a photo I took with my phone a couple weeks ago.
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Old July 15th, 2014, 06:49 AM   #55379
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Old July 15th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #55380
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That base has a very retro industrial look to it. Imposing, blank, yet very very glossy.
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