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Old September 10th, 2008, 08:04 AM   #5921
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What are they doing , sleeping, very slow progres!
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Old September 10th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #5922
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According to the wikipedia: (sometimes right)

The Freedom Tower had been expected to reach rooftop level by the end of 2010 with topping out expected by 2011. The opening of the skyscraper is currently still scheduled to occur sometime in 2011 (the 10th anniversary year of the attacks), however in the aftermath of Ward's grim assessment the media began reporting that delays would push the opening back until 2013 at the earliest.

So I guess we wait around 5 years then...
Isn't it normal for buildings of this size to be partially occupied before they are completely built...that is...lower floors occupied as work continues on the higher levels? Is it considered complete when the last nail is driven on the top floor, or when the first tenants move in?
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Old September 10th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #5923
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looks like our boys are up early today; 5:45 am they are pouring concrete; that huge section on right side

looks like they been pouring since almost 5am
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Old September 10th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #5924
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I know, on the eastern side of the site, it looks more neat indeed now. Their backs must be hurting them after this work. Its still pouring as of now but are those people spreading the concrete the same people that were doing it around 5am?

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Isn't it normal for buildings of this size to be partially occupied before they are completely built...that is...lower floors occupied as work continues on the higher levels? Is it considered complete when the last nail is driven on the top floor, or when the first tenants move in?
For example trump international hotel tower in chicago still under construction and wont be finished for a while, but there are tennants at the lower floors that can move in. But project is considered complete when it is finished to its last touch. Its just that depending on the different projects tennants can move in during the construction.

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Old September 10th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #5925
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looks like our boys are up early today; 5:45 am they are pouring concrete; that huge section on right side

looks like they been pouring since almost 5am
Sounds nice.....
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Old September 10th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #5926
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Does anybody think we'll get a thread to talk about the whole WTC?
I personally think they'll wait into one of these building is halfway done.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #5927
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Concrete pour on the east side is done for the day, looking nice and the workers head for the pub...
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Old September 11th, 2008, 02:36 AM   #5928
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Can someone please tell me from the pic above - one third of the way across the pic on the left side - is that the early formations of the new section of Greenwhich Street that will slice through the old "superblock"? It does seem to run into what looms like a major structure at the Freedom Tower end - I assume that structure is temporary?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #5929
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That would be Greenwich Street indeed, but what you actually see is the subway box that runs below the future street.

Also that structure at the end is the temporary PATH station until the other one is opened.
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Isn't it normal for buildings of this size to be partially occupied before they are completely built...that is...lower floors occupied as work continues on the higher levels? Is it considered complete when the last nail is driven on the top floor, or when the first tenants move in?
...so, in theory, by 9/11/11, even though we know Freedom Tower won't be complete by then, it could be far enough along that the lower floors could be occupied. That's 3 years from now. I think that might be feasable!!
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #5931
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January of 2009, is possibly to see a -nice update-?
I mean: complete floors (example: 30), e.t.c., e.t.c. .....
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #5932
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MSCBC has a hi-def zoomable picture:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26649743
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Old September 11th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #5933
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its nice to hear that we have now the tower back ...
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Old September 11th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #5934
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im currently reading Daniel Libeskind: Breaking Ground which document Libeskind's thoughts and concepts behind the WTC development. i now think this is a fantastic development after reading such in depth trail of thoughts and concepts.

i started reading this book today and then i realised todays date. i found it so ironic
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Old September 11th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #5935
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I'm not sure if this is the right spot for these, but i don't know where else to put them.

9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion Fully Revealed


Aerial view of the Memorial Quadrant at night. The atrium of the Pavilion is designed in part to illuminate the surrounding area.




Museum Pavilion exterior at dusk. There was a long speech about memory and reflection that we failed to transcribe, so taken were we with the shimmering exterior.




Looking up at the tridents.




The Museum Pavilion. Per architect Craig Dykers, the walls fold up on the roof to create a "fifth facade" -- and visual eye candy for those in offices above.




Here's a cutaway look at the connection between the Pavilion and the sub-ground museum, with the red arrow indicating the sloping atrium that creates a single continuous room above- and below-grade. (Rendering snapped via giant LG TV at press conference.)




The new new World Trade Center site plan! (Courtesy Foster + Partners.)




Museum Pavilion, looking up to the tridents and on into the sky.




The tridents, as Snohetta's Craig Dykers explained it, create an immediate visual reference to the 'gothic arch' motif of the original Twin Towers. The webbing of the pavilion windows are meant to feel leafy.




Museum Pavilion exterior. Note tridents inside the museum.




Memorial Plaza trees. Slides were shown of the trees currently growing in New Jersey. Godspeed, little trees, and we'll see you here soon.




Corner rendering of the Memorial Pool.




Another Aerial view of the Memorial, with Freedom Tower at far left.




Memorial Plaza, amongst the trees.




A model of the memorial site, with the September 11 Memorial Pavilion aglow.




Another photo of a model, showing, well, just how tall those towers really will be in relation to the memorial.


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Old September 11th, 2008, 12:34 PM   #5936
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wow thank you xfallen , museum looks very nice

p.s: No construction today

RIP people who died 7 years ago
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Old September 11th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #5937
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RIP now that it is 9/11 it is only right to show respect for all of those who died 7 years ago, they are all heroes
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Old September 11th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #5938
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What an ugly building in the middle of a beautiful memorial! Too bad the museum building doesn't better reflect the design of the original towers. Of course giving the designing of FT it's about what was expected.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #5939
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Do those 2 quadrant pools have the same width as the original World Trade Center-twin towers? If yes, how come there is so much area around it full of new buildings (freedom tower etc) as only the WTC 1 + 2 + plaza and WTC 7 was destroyed. There can't be enough room for all those new towers if these pools have the same diameters as the WTC twin towers.

Or am I wrong?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #5940
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Yes they are the width of the buildings. Each tower was one acre of space, but the site is 16 acres thereby leaving 14 acres open for other development.
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