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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:20 AM   #5801
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If you don't enjoy reading other people's comments, then no one is forcing you to read this.

Oh and for the record, this is my favorite thread!
umm I never said I hate this thread but reading 291 pages of "slow slow slow slow" are just getting too old. This is one of my favorite project for your information. sigh.

Looks like today was late night for workers, almost midnight before most of them left today.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:30 AM   #5802
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I'm more bothered by how randoms just post things like it hasn't been said before.

"Is it just me or..."

If you have to phrase a post like that, you have no idea what's going on.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:57 PM   #5803
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Is it true that FT will reach rooftop level by the end of 2010? which is like 2.25 years from now, and that it will open around 11/09/11 at 10th aniversary of the attacks. (only according to wiki) but if anyone can correct this please do, cos I wanna know for sure.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:19 PM   #5804
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Is it true that FT will reach rooftop level by the end of 2010? which is like 2.25 years from now, and that it will open around 11/09/11 at 10th aniversary of the attacks. (only according to wiki) but if anyone can correct this please do, cos I wanna know for sure.
You can NEVER be sure when a building will top out. It can always have delays or problems.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:53 PM   #5805
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Why is it taking SOOO long?

Sorry, I had to say it.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:06 PM   #5806
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i also hate this senseless posts all over skyscrapercity. some poeple have never wrote anything esle than " I love this tower" "nice design" and so on. i rather read off topic posts than such irrelevant things.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:47 PM   #5807
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I just cant wait to see it done. good lookin tower
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 11:20 PM   #5808
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It's not so much the tower but looking at the Earthcam you can see that today some steel has been erected in the memorial site against the wall on side of the tower.

edit: just seen the other thread.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #5809
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Any progress... ?
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Old September 4th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #5810
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one very noticeable progress is the amount of steel rebar at the east side of the construction site, its going very green at the moment, and concrete will be poured there soon.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #5811
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That sound like good news. Now we can get back to the business of talking about the progress at had. Whats after the concrete pour?
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #5812
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installing forms & rebar for the next floor. Don't expect anything big the coming months. Although the south core is above street level the regular floors are only half way.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #5813
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This building is not slow.
the original WTC took 7 years to build, and the SWFC took 10 years.
Also ground breaking for Freedom tower was in April 2006, a little over two years ago.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:51 AM   #5814
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This is true so it could be worse as slow as it has gone.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #5815
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Damn, why the hell they are f***ing slow? They 're wasting time on the base for 2 years!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #5816
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They are finally actually making progress on the below grade portion.

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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #5817
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This is interesting. I was talking to a guy who says that engineers who design hardened bunkers for the military were employed in designing the basement and foundation levels of the Freedom Tower. Additionally the rebar being used is specially made and is much heavier than usual requiring 3-4 guys to move the smaller pieces and that each floor slab contains thousands of these heavy and hard to move pieces of rebar.

If true it sure explains why things are taking so long.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #5818
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This tower is going to be built as the world's strongest tower (I just wish the architecture looked much better for such an honor).
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #5819
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This tower is going to be built as the world's strongest tower (I just wish the architecture looked much better for such an honor).
well its not bad either
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #5820
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well its not bad either
I joined this site just months after leaving the group led by Louis Epstein.

His group was against the new WTC known as the Freedom Tower.

In his group, he called it "The Fraud 'em Tower".

You can visit his site if you wish by clicking here.

We used to be friends - but many of us felt it was time to move on and welcome change for New York City.
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