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Old April 10th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #561
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[QUOTE=Also, how long does it usually take for them to erect a crane?[/QUOTE]

If it's a Favelle-Favco crane, similar to the ones at BofA or the one's that have gone up across the road from WTC, then it's a day..

But the base will usually sit for a week to two weeks to let it settle..

They place pins into concrete square, then pop the base section on which also sometimes extended into the concrete..

Then after that it's away... Depending on state regulations, they put up about 12 to 14 sections, then the rest of the crane.....

Then it depends from there if they self climb, like the outer one's at BofAmerica, or internal climb, usually through a lift shaft... those they just keep jacking up on a pecial internal frame.

Anyway this link from Australia should help a bit more.

http://www.lcrgroup.com.au/zone_file...towercrane.swf
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Old April 10th, 2007, 04:06 AM   #562
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Mmmm Talb and his ever "if it will get built" sweet-talk. Gotta love it. Dude it's getting built. The twins aint. Yer gonna have to come to grips with it my friend.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #563
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Once they start building it how long do you think it will take to be complete?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #564
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Once it fully reaches above grade in Q1 2008, most likely earlier, it will be speeding to the skies. They want it to open in Q1 2011. It will take a little longer to build than other buildings because of its high quality and design; it will withstand anything and everything. I'm sure the FT will have competition with other very tall buildings in her own city. I just realized that her roof stucture (without the spire) reaches over 1,400 feet (427m+) above grade, which is taller than the Twin Towers. I hope they consider putting an observation up there if it is possible and I hope the 102nd floor observation deck is at least 1,300' above grade.

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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #565
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #566
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Can someone answer my question?

Will the tower crane be up by the end of the week? And will it be visible in the skyline?
No.

Finally Tower 5! I wonder what it will look like, I hope it has a facade like that of 7WTC.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #567
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oho things move slower in..Big Apple ..slowly but shurely....
me too i hope the cladding will be nice...because it's very important for us all
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Old April 10th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #568
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Any real construction updates (if any)?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #569
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Old April 10th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #570
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Update of the Webcam:



You can clearly see the tower crane, but without the top-section of it
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Old April 10th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #571
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Any real construction updates (if any)?
not really good pics, but yesterday i've found a pic which show's the site's of WCT2,3 and 4. nothing is really going on at WCT2 but on the other two ( especially 3) it looks like they're not only preparing the site. i can see steel on it!
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Old April 10th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #572
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The first of four tower cranes on this skyscraper is clearly going up today.
Look at all of the progres on the GS Tower in the background; that thing is rising faster than light.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #573
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I thought thinks happend fast in NYC ? ? ? ?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #574
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #575
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The first of four tower cranes on this skyscraper is clearly going up today.
Look at all of the progres on the GS Tower in the background; that thing is rising faster than light.
Cool! Finally some progress...but what is GS tower??
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #576
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #577
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Wow thanks New york is going to look really cool around 2012 when all these buildings are done i should reserve a ticket :p
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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #578
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Its so great to see things finally happening down there.

Does anyone know if the tower crane will be visible in the skyline, once its fully erected?
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Old April 11th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #579
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Its so great to see things finally happening down there.

Does anyone know if the tower crane will be visible in the skyline, once its fully erected?
No. It will be visible form the street.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 12:19 AM   #580
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Ok thanks. Im so happy for NYC, you guys really deserve this


So once they fully erect this crane, they will move on to the other 3 cranes without stopping? Or will they just use the 2 cranes for a few months?

Once this buiding gets started, we will see the concrete core rising. correct? Or will it be steel like the GS?
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