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Old August 21st, 2008, 05:54 PM   #5661
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In photo number two there's a curious looking building with what looks like a giant speaker on top. May i ask what that building is?
Is it used so new yorkers can shout abuse and taunt people living on the other side of the river???


That's the glass roof of the plaza (forgot the name). There are fake trees inside, benches and around it are shops and there's a food court in the galleria nearby. Since you are a Brit, back in 1975 the band SLADE recorded there live, one of their greatest hits Merry Christmas Everybody.

Anyway, can they please solve any red tape and legal issues and speed up the construction. We really want to see the tower way above the huge hole.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 06:30 PM   #5662
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its like a commons area for the WFC and also kind of like a small mall. the interior plants are NOT fake they're real? i dont know where you got that from.

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Old August 21st, 2008, 07:41 PM   #5663
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They are real PHIL .
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Old August 21st, 2008, 08:08 PM   #5664
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I've been there, even shopped and ate there. It seams I remembered wrong about the palm trees.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 08:38 PM   #5665
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That's the Winter Garden at The World Financial Center.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 11:12 PM   #5666
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The Rebuilt Winter Garden, having been destroyed, obviously on September 11 2001. I think the picture above was the old one.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 03:51 AM   #5667
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picture above is new, i took it. lol
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 03:53 AM   #5668
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:08 AM   #5669
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So ...

Talking about 1 WTC , did they pour another floor for the south core ?
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:16 AM   #5670
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It looks like it was just a floor slab that was poured. Still that's something.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:40 AM   #5671
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Looking at the "interesting" Wintergarden (I love these German words in English language ) I noticed a piling rig on this side of the big highway... it's for the corridor from WTC to IFC right? Or what else could it be doing there?

When the corridor with the steel arches is finished all the strange gangways on the left will disappear and construction on this part of WTC will begin?

Don't worry, I won't complain about the speed... it's taking for ages but it's worth the waiting...
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:18 PM   #5672
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:23 PM   #5673
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between 12:00AM of 20th and 21st august, there's been put some silver things on the top of white arches all along it near the south wall of the site, no idea what they are.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #5674
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These appear to be components for the pre-cast arches but it's still a little difficult to tell even with the hd webcam on Earthcam.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #5675
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Is Freedom Tower planned to be completed before towers 2,3,4.
I couldn't see any schedule on the WTC site in regard to any official deadline.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #5676
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yes, WTC 1 will be completed before the other towers
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #5677
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yes, WTC 1 will be completed before the other towers
I wouldn't guarantee it. The other three buildings are going to be built privately so once they get started I'm sure they will be built much quicker! FT and being built by governmental agencies and we all know how slowly they get things done!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #5678
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The other three buildings are going to be built privately so once they get started I'm sure they will be built much quicker! FT and being built by governmental agencies and we all know how slowly they get things done!
Right now, the FT is rising while the others have yet to begin - so we shall see how this development unfolds.
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yes, WTC 1 will be completed before the other towers
The other towers that are to be built are smaller, Tower II being the second biggest both in height and floor space. Even though the Freedom Tower has a head start, it is the biggest and most complex tower at the site. It is not unlikely that the Freedom Tower will be surpassed by Tower IV. We'll see.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #5680
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I wouldn't be suprised if 4WTC overtook 1WTC. Although when this gets to about the
3rd floor, this will go up very fast, thank god. I can't wait for this to be climbing onto New York's skyline.
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