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Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:09 AM   #6081
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It was on the news in Baltimore tonite that evidence of the last ice age, a glacial pothole, was discovered on the site. Does anyone know where? Should be visible in those great overhead shots just posted.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:16 AM   #6082
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I read on a Dutch news site that they found a 12 meter (39 feet) deep hole at the south east corner of the site.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:19 AM   #6083
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That would be this. These pictures are originally part of a New York Times article posted by Brianac over at wirednewyork



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Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:55 AM   #6084
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They first ran into problems with that glacial gouge back when they were installing the tiebacks for the slurry wall. On Earthcam it looks like they have the hole almost completely filled in with concrete now. It should serve as nice natural socket for the foundation.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 05:48 PM   #6085
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Those pictures are recent maybe at most 5 days old. Highly doubtful that they would have already poured 40 feet of concrete lol.

Speaking of which there looks to be a pour on the far side of 1 WTC but it is hard to tell where.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 06:05 PM   #6086
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looks like a big bowl of soup
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 07:40 PM   #6087
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Those pictures are recent maybe at most 5 days old. Highly doubtful that they would have already poured 40 feet of concrete lol.

Speaking of which there looks to be a pour on the far side of 1 WTC but it is hard to tell where.
I agree.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:19 PM   #6088
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Full-res photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/UGelehrte/013#

I uploaded only the best 7 which weren't blurred due to their being taken at sunset. When viewed in full-res they're just extremely blurry, so the sizes for these which I've already posted are about as good as their resolution is. Luckily many of them still maintained high-res without blurring. Also, I have no idea why the picture from the footbridge is rotated 90 degrees, but there's an option in the top right corner to rotate it back correctly.

One last thing, if you (like me) were wondering what the heck those silver things were on top of the Calatrava columns which make up the east-west corridor, I was able to look at them very, very up close through a telescope on the 10th floor and it turns out that they're some sort of stacks of thin metal sheets bundled together. My guess is they'll eventually be used as floor pans for the concrete that will be poured over the columns. Anyway, I saw those things for about a month on the Earthcam webcam and couldn't figure out what the heck they were, so it was cool to finally see them up close and thought I'd share that little bit of info as to what they are with you all.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:36 PM   #6089
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One last thing, if you (like me) were wondering what the heck those silver things were on top of the Calatrava columns which make up the east-west corridor, I was able to look at them very, very up close through a telescope on the 10th floor and it turns out that they're some sort of stacks of thin metal sheets bundled together. My guess is they'll eventually be used as floor pans for the concrete that will be poured over the columns. Anyway, I saw those things for about a month on the Earthcam webcam and couldn't figure out what the heck they were, so it was cool to finally see them up close and thought I'd share that little bit of info as to what they are with you all.
Ah thank you, those had puzzled me as well.

Oh and by the way, are you in the building industry or something? I'm wondering how you got access to WTC7 like you did.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 03:02 AM   #6090
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Nice way to deal with the glass

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And RAMVid - great find.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #6091
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Make a hole in the top of the the tower and it will be another shanghai World Financial Center

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/...a2906a28_b.jpg
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Old September 24th, 2008, 12:41 PM   #6092
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Make a hole in the top of the the tower and it will be another shanghai World Financial Center

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/...a2906a28_b.jpg
freedom tower looks nothing like WFC

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Old September 24th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #6093
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freedom tower looks nothing like WFC
I didn't even know that they were building it, until I saw the topic here on the forum...
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Old September 24th, 2008, 12:53 PM   #6094
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I didn't even know that they were building it, until I saw the topic here on the forum...
yeah and it took 11 years to build it, and people didn't bitch about that
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Old September 24th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #6095
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Make a hole in the top of the the tower and it will be another shanghai World Financial Center

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/...a2906a28_b.jpg
You're not getting the idea from this are you?

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Old September 24th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #6096
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Does anybody know when they will remove a ramp?
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Old September 24th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #6097
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That glacial gash looks very interesting. Would it not be possible to preserve a small part of it somewhere within the WTC complex, such as the memorial part? It would be an interesting specimen of New York's prehistory.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #6098
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You're not getting the idea from this are you?



I love this picture. Two Boeing 707s flying through the holes as opposed to into the buildings. Those two openings, in the buildings, look like the St. Louis Arch turned upside down.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #6099
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Same Design

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freedom tower looks nothing like WFC
Its the same design turned upside down

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Old September 24th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #6100
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I'm guessing you failed geometry...
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