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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #6261
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That would be an incredible feat if they did^
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #6262
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Believe me I had my doubts too, but since somebody has written it somewhere, I just needed some confirmation. There could be a explanation that I didn't know of.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:28 AM   #6263
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One floor per week isn't very uncommon. Once they get the system set up on the common floors, they certainly should be able to achieve such a goal. The fastest skyscrapers rise at 2 floors a week or even slightly faster.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:36 AM   #6264
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One floor per week isn't very uncommon. Once they get the system set up on the common floors, they certainly should be able to achieve such a goal. The fastest skyscrapers rise at 2 floors a week or even slightly faster.
So it could be right?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:18 AM   #6265
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Looks like a very late night pour. hard to see where the concrete arm is right now, but there are 2 concrete trucks right up against the concrete pumper.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #6266
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Q4 2009: Begin erection of tower steel
For those who were freaking out about this, I think it means that they won't start building the office tower section until that time, but we'll see the podium/mech/lobby section with the first floors go up. It really doesn't matter since it's progressing well right now.
I was referring to page 50 where it says "Concrete Slabs to Grade substantially complete", but now that I look at it again, I see that it's in the Q3 2009 row, not Q4 2009. This will mean that it will have taken about two and a half years for the tower to reach street level. Also, the original Twin Towers did go up at about a floor a week, but you have to remember that the original towers were designed completely different than the Freedom Tower. The steel-framed construction allowed for the steel columns to be assembled in three-story sections off site, trucked directly to the site and installed right away. The Freedom Tower (as well as all of the other buildings) have a concrete core, which means that it takes a lot longer for the workers to tediously put together a frame of steel rebar piece by piece before concrete can be poured, then they have to wait for it to dry.

Still, the Burj Dubai also has a concrete core and went up at about a floor a week, but I think that's just because they had their workers working insane shifts and long hours. I'd be happy if the Freedom Tower goes up at about a floor every 1 and a half weeks. The Port Authority has the topping out of the building in the Q4 2011 row, about 117 weeks after the tower reaches street level. The tower will be 102 floors high. That's about a floor every 1.15 weeks. Seems a bit optimistic to me, but let's hope.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #6267
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It seems that last night pour was about 7 hours long. I believe they were pouring the southern core, which means it will jump once again.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #6268
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AHHHH I was hoping you would say northern core will jump, but progress is progress.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #6269
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Yeah, I noticed yesterday on the webcam that the forms (or whatever they're called) for the south core were closed. They'll probably let it dry over the weekend and begin raising it on Monday. By the way, does anyone know how many feet (height wise) of concrete is poured for each jump?

I think the reason the north core is taking so long and is so far behind is because, as is stated in the October progress report, the PATH track runs directly through it (on one corner). I believe they're only able to work on it when they're able to temporarily shut down the path track. Once they get the section of it around the PATH tunnel finished, it should rise at the same rate as the southern core.

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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #6270
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I have been saying that for months lol.

And I believe it is 13-15 feet per pour of concrete.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #6271
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Q4 2009: Begin erection of tower steel
For those who were freaking out about this, I think it means that they won't start building the office tower section until that time, but we'll see the podium/mech/lobby section with the first floors go up. It really doesn't matter since it's progressing well right now.

That would mean that we gotta wait for a year before the real fun starts?
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #6272
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A section of the basement just went up a level between the south core and the walkway arches. I hope someone can post some up up-close pics for all of us.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #6273
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #6274
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i love the twins, but this is just trolling.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #6275
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Dont post shit.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #6276
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If they rebuild the twin towers nobody will go into them cause it brings bad memories and everyone will be scared of that happening all over again and wont even go in the towers. So I think new buildings are needed.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #6277
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There has been no activity at all on the Tower 2 site for the past few days, which is actually a good sign since it means the PA is done with what they had to do and as mentioned will be turning the site over to Larry Silverstein in a day or two. All of Freedom Tower's friend's will be in some phase of construction soon.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #6278
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come on now, kaz110. It wont happen anyway mate.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #6279
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Rebuild The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center !

They have been blasted by people Twin Towers, they do not value which be complex that symboli WTC. There was fine building and but symbol case NYC, USA and whole world economies to brutal manner by people of authorities abolished 9/11.
It by band of plotter for maintenance of authority eighth miracle of world XX century abolished Twin Towers, in heart of manhatten winning of valuable area.

Rebuild The Twin Towers NOW !
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Old October 12th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #6280
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OK calm down, but you may want to say that to the authority because they're the ones that can change things init? I can arrange time to help you with protesting but we'll probaly be waisting time doing that anyway.
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