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Old February 8th, 2016, 08:24 PM   #57841
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Actually, the height of the 100th floor is above 1250 ft because of how high each of the glass panels are of the facade (13.4ft), that would put the 100th floor at around 1259ft.
Nope. It's 1,240' above El. 311' 2", which is where the Tower is measured from. On Vesey street, there is a 5' 8" difference in grade so that makes the Tower somewhat taller, but the CTBUH did not want to measure from there. It would have killed the whole 1,776' mumbo jumbo. This is according to the blueprints. If you want to go by sea level, the 100th floor is 1,251' 2".
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Old February 8th, 2016, 09:45 PM   #57842
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According to the ONE WTC website the 102nd floor, is located 1,284' high. The roof height according to them is around 1,360'.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #57843
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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:57 AM   #57844
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Nope. It's 1,240' above El. 311' 2", which is where the Tower is measured from. On Vesey street, there is a 5' 8" difference in grade so that makes the Tower somewhat taller, but the CTBUH did not want to measure from there. It would have killed the whole 1,776' mumbo jumbo. This is according to the blueprints. If you want to go by sea level, the 100th floor is 1,251' 2".
I just hate how low the occupied floors are.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 12:09 AM   #57845
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Nope. It's 1,240' above El. 311' 2", which is where the Tower is measured from. On Vesey street, there is a 5' 8" difference in grade so that makes the Tower somewhat taller, but the CTBUH did not want to measure from there. It would have killed the whole 1,776' mumbo jumbo. This is according to the blueprints. If you want to go by sea level, the 100th floor is 1,251' 2".
So 1,240' is measured from the immediate sidewalk/lobby entrance assuming it's 0'?
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Old February 11th, 2016, 09:25 PM   #57846
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Old February 13th, 2016, 05:19 AM   #57847
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So 1,240' is measured from the immediate sidewalk/lobby entrance assuming it's 0'?
Yep.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 02:47 AM   #57848
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Old February 17th, 2016, 03:36 AM   #57849
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In no means trying to be spam, but I do want to share something from Change.org which is a petition on building a twin for One World Trade Center as Tower 2. This petition has recently been posted, so not a lot of people have signed it. The link is below. This is just an idea, a possibility: change.org/p/larry-silverstein-build-twin-one-world-trade-center-freedom-towers
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Old February 17th, 2016, 08:42 AM   #57850
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I'll keep it short and sweet - with the way the site is laid out for the new complex a twin for One WTC wouldn't be possible. There are a number of people who want this and have wanted this for years, but its just one of those things that will never happen.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 07:31 PM   #57851
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I'll keep it short and sweet - with the way the site is laid out for the new complex a twin for One WTC wouldn't be possible. There are a number of people who want this and have wanted this for years, but its just one of those things that will never happen.
It could work, if they accustom the ground level.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 12:22 AM   #57852
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A lot of media coverage about people thinking the steam coming from the top of the building, is because of a fire.

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I saw that, they thought it was a fire, but it was just steam from the exhaust fans mixing with the cold air
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Old February 18th, 2016, 04:16 AM   #57854
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Why are the lights of the buildings light blue-ish at night? Wouldn't it be nicer if it was a warm light? Sort of like in the proposed design images?
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Old February 18th, 2016, 07:37 AM   #57855
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Why there isn't satellite dishes on the communication rings: FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office ordered a plumbing and general contracting firm last year to hand over documents connected to its work on One World Trade Center's communication ring, DNAinfo New York has learned.

Prosecutors hit WDF Inc. with subpoenas in March, requesting it provide daily activity logs, construction logs and work schedules related to the tower’s communication ring and 105th floor, according to paperwork filed with the city.

The three steel rings hold antennae for broadcasting, which the Durst Organization, the operator of One WTC, plans to lease out to radio and television companies.

WDF, which bills itself as one of the nation’s leading plumbing, HVAC and specialty general contracting firms, was the plumbing contractor for all of One WTC.

The Manhattan DA's Office declined to comment on the subpoenas and would not say whether its investigation is ongoing. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site, also declined to comment on the subpoenas.

WDF disclosed the subpoenas in a May 2015 filing with the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services. Any firm that wants to do business with the city is required to file the disclosures.

WDF, which has hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts with the city, has been investigated several times by law enforcement and government agencies in the past few years.

Two years ago, the Port Authority’s Inspector General interviewed WDF employees after confidential drawings about the WTC’s Vehicle Security Center were found in a public park, according to its disclosures.

WDF was the HVAC contractor on the security center, a planned checkpoint where vehicles will be inspected before entering underground roadways and delivery points in the WTC’s site.

In its disclosures, WDF said it was unsure if the inspector general's probe was still open. The Port Authority also declined to comment on the inspector general’s investigation.

In November 2014, WDF reached a settlement agreement with the Manhattan DA’s Office and the Port Authority’s inspector general following an investigation into fraud and misuse of contracting programs intended to help minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises, or MWBEs.

Government agencies require a certain percentage of their contract work go to MWBEs. The WDF and other contractors had been under investigation over the use of MWBE supply companies that were in reality acting as straw firms.

In its disclosure, WDF said it had stopped using the supply companies even before being contacted by investigators. WDF also said that, in the settlement agreement, the Manhattan DA’s Office praised it for the proactive measures it took during the investigation.

WDF also disclosed in its city filings that:

• In 2012 the Manhattan DA issued subpoenas to WDF for documents connected to two contractors’ payments of prevailing wages for work on WTC 1. WDF’s disclosure said that it believed the investigation is still open.

• The Westchester District Attorney’s Office sent a letter to WDF in 2012 seeking a response to assertions by the New York State Board of Elections about over-contributions to political campaigns. WDF said it responded to the letter but never heard back from the DA’s office.

• In May 2015 the IRS sent a letter to WDF stating that it was seeking more than $300,000 in tax payments from its affiliate, Federated Fire Protection Systems Corp.

WDF did not respond to requests for comment.

Last April the Port Authority disclosed that the Manhattan DA’s Office had issued subpoenas seeking records connected to how the bi-state agency awarded a contract to operate One WTC’s observation deck.

Legends Hospitality won the contract in 2013. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones holds a partial stake in Legends.

The observation deck deal came under scrutiny after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accepted free travel and Cowboys tickets from Jones.

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Why are the lights of the buildings light blue-ish at night? Wouldn't it be nicer if it was a warm light? Sort of like in the proposed design images?
Because those floors are not yet occupied, they are still raw. When they become occupied the construction lighting will be replaced with normal office lighting and the building will look better at night.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 11:36 PM   #57857
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Because those floors are not yet occupied, they are still raw. When they become occupied the construction lighting will be replaced with normal office lighting and the building will look better at night.
Okay that is good. By normal office lighting what do you mean? Like warm colours like yellowish? Will the lighting be the same like the twin towers?
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Okay that is good. By normal office lighting what do you mean? Like warm colours like yellowish? Will the lighting be the same like the twin towers?
Yes, yellowish. If you look at the lower office floors of One WTC you can see they have that yellowish color you are talking about, thats because they are occupied and have office lighting installed. Once most of the office floors become occupied the building will look normal at night. It won't look like the twin towers because they aren't the same building, if thats what you mean. But at night it will be lit up just like any normal office building. The blueish construction lights are only temporary.
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Yes, yellowish. If you look at the lower office floors of One WTC you can see they have that yellowish color you are talking about, thats because they are occupied and have office lighting installed. Once most of the office floors become occupied the building will look normal at night. It won't look like the twin towers because they aren't the same building, if thats what you mean. But at night it will be lit up just like any normal office building. The blueish construction lights are only temporary.
Thank GOD! I honestly despise the blue lighting.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 05:46 AM   #57860
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