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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #6141
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then how long until the base is finished? and then the contractor can move along to the repetitive part?
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Old September 30th, 2008, 10:50 AM   #6142
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the core of this building is huge - it seems to occupy a massive amount of space?
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Old September 30th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #6143
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Does anyone know what the heck that below-ground squared area between the Freedom Tower and West Street is going to be? I know the work that's going on south of that is for the below-ground corridor leading to the World Financial Center, but this is well north of that. It just seems like a small room being built below ground, on the other side of the slurry wall. Any ideas?

Parking garage maybe? There was a show on the Discovery Channel recently about a building in Los Angeles where the parking garage was dug out from the top down, where the concrete ceiling for it was poured and then the lower floors were excavated. Could this be something similar?
I originally thought this was a component of the pedestrian underpass. I had heard they were going to use the freeze and jack method so I thought maybe this was where they were going to have the cryogenics. Now, with that hefty, rigid pad I wonder if this might be part of the ventilation structure for the PATH tunnel.

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Falsework? I thought that dark brown colour floor where the concrete tube is reaching toward is the rebars laid on the floor. In the photo below it looks like loads of dark brown rebars laid out on the floor.
The day after it does indeed look like some of the floor was poured but what I was referring to was pouring something under the formwork. I believe there is supposed to be an escalator, in that area where the tube was for so long yesterday, so I thought maybe it was extra structure underneath.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #6144
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today's webcam show the concrete poured yesterday has come up to the surface as we can see. Real progress init? not long now until we see the steel beams around the core going inside the concrete.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #6145
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Falsework? I thought that dark brown colour floor where the concrete tube is reaching toward is the rebars laid on the floor. In the photo below it looks like loads of dark brown rebars laid out on the floor.

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Old September 30th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #6146
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Old September 30th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #6147
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Nice aerial shot.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 12:01 AM   #6148
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The stump has officially reached street level. Sooner than later, the bones will be assembled and it will be a full fledged building. Probably sooner than it took to build all of the underground stuff. What will the naysayers complain about next?
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Old October 1st, 2008, 02:04 AM   #6149
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They'll find something, like the rest of the site or the design.

Never safe from troll posts, either.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 08:36 PM   #6150
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Nice pic indeed
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:03 AM   #6151
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Im sure that New Yorkers are sick of seeing for more than 7 years now a big hole in Manhattan, in the place where the tallest towers of the city stood. As it seems that is going to change very soon.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:16 AM   #6152
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Im sure that New Yorkers are sick of seeing for more than 7 years now a big hole in Manhattan, in the place where the tallest towers of the city stood. As it seems that is going to change very soon.
I'm sure that most New Yorkers have better things to do than to worry about their skyline.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:28 AM   #6153
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in all seriousness though...they must really be thinking everything though very intricately, because that picture is not very different from ones last year....looks to be 50 feet taller, at most.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 07:17 AM   #6154
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Im sure that New Yorkers are sick of seeing for more than 7 years now a big hole in Manhattan, in the place where the tallest towers of the city stood. As it seems that is going to change very soon.

Don't speak for us. I don't live in the city anymore but it's my blood right to speak up. And alot of us do care about the skyline, we take pride in it. I can't talk for any other new yorker. But I would give anything to see the skyline brought back to it glory.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 08:06 AM   #6155
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in all seriousness though...they must really be thinking everything though very intricately, because that picture is not very different from ones last year....looks to be 50 feet taller, at most.
If you completely ignore all progress with the exception of vertical growth, then yes. The rest of the site, however, has progressed quite far in the last year.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 02:31 PM   #6156
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Port Authority shocker: Trade Center making progress
Report due Thursday to conclude Silverstein can finish on schedule.


October 1, 2008

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is slated to announce Thursday that it will meet all its obligations to lay the groundwork that will allow Larry Silverstein to complete the three towers he is developing at World Trade Center site by 2012 as scheduled, sources say.

Thursday’s report, these say sources, will be nowhere near as bleak as imagined last June.

One source attributes the new, more optimistic view of progress at Ground Zero to design and engineering changes made in recent weeks. Currently, the Port Authority's Freedom Tower, like Mr. Silverstein’s buildings, are due to be finished by 2012.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:17 PM   #6157
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Port Authority shocker: Trade Center making progress
Report due Thursday to conclude Silverstein can finish on schedule.


October 1, 2008

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is slated to announce Thursday that it will meet all its obligations to lay the groundwork that will allow Larry Silverstein to complete the three towers he is developing at World Trade Center site by 2012 as scheduled, sources say.

Thursday’s report, these say sources, will be nowhere near as bleak as imagined last June.

One source attributes the new, more optimistic view of progress at Ground Zero to design and engineering changes made in recent weeks. Currently, the Port Authority's Freedom Tower, like Mr. Silverstein’s buildings, are due to be finished by 2012.
That's great news!
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 06:42 PM   #6158
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Port Authority shocker...well, not so much. Freedom tower and underground museum delayed until 2013. Transit hub delayed until 2014. Project to cost over $1 billion more than originally expected: http://www.usatoday.com/news/sept11/...0-02-wtc_N.htm
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 06:53 PM   #6159
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well, its been completion date for 2013 for ong time hasn't it? at least as I knew it. Its been like this for long in wikipedia:

"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"

then what was the official finishing date year until now?
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 07:23 PM   #6160
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They are pouring concrete near the north core. Might be that they are finally getting the floors that will be providing sheer support to allow the north core to go up again.
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