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Old October 7th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #6221
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please stop wasting server space with retarded comments, thank you and back to the topic



US firm increases Ground Zero work time to reduce delays

US contractors plan to increase working time on the Ground Zero project by one quarter to reduce the late running scheme.

Senior vice president of main contractor Tishman Construction, James Durkin, told Construction News the company will raise the working hours onsite as the scheme came under heavy criticism for being behind schedule.

He said the company plans to lengthen the existing 7am till 3pm day to 12-hours to reduce the impact of delays to the scheme to rebuild the site left by the collapse of the World Trade Centre in 2001.

There are currently 1,000 contractors on the site, which will include four office towers and an arts centre and this will rise to approximately 9,000 at the height of the project.

He blamed the late running on the complexity of the work and that "the scheme has multiple architects". Contractors have also encountered an unexpected layer of glacial clay, which forced them to excavate to an additional level of approximately 10m.

In June, Govenor David Paterson a 70-page report, published on Thursday, after skeptics claimed the project was mired in confusion and needed reevaluation.

Contractors are currently racing to complete a memorial to those who died at the World Trade Centre disaster by its tenth anniversary in 2011.

When questioned, Mr Durkin agreed that this could be at the expense of other elements of the project.

He said: "Getting priorities right is always something that can be difficult on a job but it's got to be finished on time."

Contractors are also working on a $3.2bn transit hub to replace the Metro centre destroyed in the disaster and the $3.1bn Freedom Tower.

http://www.cnplus.co.uk/plant/news/2...ce_delays.html


ALSO New website is open for ground zero:

http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/index.html

New pictures are there



Uhm exscuse me im not the one with the freaking retarded comments its the people that keep saying stuff to me that has nothing to do with this.

Anyway nice information...ts hope construction goes smoothly from here on in
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Old October 7th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #6222
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Calm down people.

If the steel erection isn't gonna happen for more than a year from now on, let it be and all we can do is be patient because at the end of the day we're not the ones constructing this supertall skyscraper.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #6223
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The picture is a bit old the steel at the former North Tower is much less than the images on the webcams.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #6224
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hes gonna make them work 12 hour days the article says? why doesn't he already have 3 shifts going on this thing.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #6225
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #6226
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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #6227
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hes gonna make them work 12 hour days the article says? why doesn't he already have 3 shifts going on this thing.
Union workers get paid extra to work night shifts.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #6228
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Cool new site, I just wish that they would finally upload the new renderings of the memorial and pavillion in full resolution like the other renderings, rather than the small sizes with text layed over it. That was the main thing I was hoping to find on the new site, but alas was disappointed. Anyone know where we can download the new renderings in high res?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #6229
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By the way, is anyone else getting an error message when they try to open this PDF with a quarterly update on the WTC site milestones?

http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/pd...milestones.pdf

Or is it just me?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #6230
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no errors here with FF3.

Anyway here's a picture to cheer you up


They are getting closer and closer to street level

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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #6231
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They are getting closer and closer to ground level
Just one level right?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #6232
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yes, this is the last level before street level

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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #6233
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By the way, is anyone else getting an error message when they try to open this PDF with a quarterly update on the WTC site milestones?

http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/pd...milestones.pdf

Or is it just me?
No problem here with IE! The problem must be on your end.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #6234
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Well they did say that foundations would be complete and the south or north core(whichever ones the one below grade) would be to grade and the sement levels would be to grade by the end of this year!!
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #6235
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thanx for that photo tag one, it really shows how massive this site is and can't underestimate the speed of this construction by looking at the site on webcam where it looks tinier than the tip of the little finger.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #6236
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I think what is making this seem so friggin long is the presence of the tower cranes. those things have been erected since spring of 07 and haven't moved a vertical inch since. Usually when these things are put up, it's go time.

if you go back in this thread to the pages in the 40s and 50s, there was great excitement at the installation of these cranes.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #6237
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SHE DOSENT NEED REHAB ANYMORE!!!

Anyways yes lets stay on topic..In all seriousness..im a bit frustrated that they are not going to be doing any work on the freedom tower in the first half of 2009!
why? we all want it too be built as quickly as it can be built and the timeline didnt mention anything about the height of the core so im sure the core will be a good 10 floors by the time Q3 2009 rolls around.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #6238
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why? we all want it too be built as quickly as it can be built and the timeline didnt mention anything about the height of the core so im sure the core will be a good 10 floors by the time Q3 2009 rolls around.
Probobly..Hopefully more work will be done by then..becuase Q3 is when steel erectiob begins or Q4 correct? But there main focus is the memorial
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Probobly..Hopefully more work will be done by then..becuase Q3 is when steel erectiob begins or Q4 correct? But there main focus is the memorial
Q3- the memorial won't be finished until late 2012. It will only be "open" on the 10th anniversary, and then it will close again for more work. Yes its true.
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Q3- the memorial won't be finished until late 2012. It will only be "open" on the 10th anniversary, and then it will close again for more work. Yes its true.
How sad..the memorial should be finished by 2011 and be permant.

Q3...Thats about what..September...or October right?
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