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Old October 23rd, 2008, 07:37 AM   #6341
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It's definately exciting to see the core up this far, because with the next jump the crane will be going up also.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 10:53 AM   #6342
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Nice that it is going up now. Was really about time. When its finished I will visit New York to admire this skyscraper and take some photos.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 02:31 PM   #6343
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I came across this picture on the site of the AD newspaper.

AHhh those steel beams should be inside concrete within a month I should think. The currently visible floor is about to be gone.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 02:36 PM   #6344
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Nice to see this baby rising.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 02:45 PM   #6345
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I noticed there are rebar columns setup with no steel beams inside them. Are they gonna be added in later on or they're pure concrete+rebar only?
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 03:57 PM   #6346
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One thing about the core discussion a few pages back, i donīt see it as two cores i see it more like one core divided in two pieces.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 04:09 PM   #6347
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I went back like 10 pages and didnt find anything but I'm sure this has been discussed before....

how does the current Wall st crisis affect this development?? some of the very firms that are gone were probably set to occupy these buildings...no?


(great to see progress at the site btw)
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:04 PM   #6348
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None of the Wall Street firms had sought space in any of these buildings except Merril Lynch however that fell through months ago, so it really doesn't affect this development (outside of the influx of more sq footage and raising the vacancy rate).
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:32 PM   #6349
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None of the Wall Street firms had sought space in any of these buildings except Merril Lynch however that fell through months ago, so it really doesn't affect this development (outside of the influx of more sq footage and raising the vacancy rate).
is there a list of firms that have sought space in these buildings?
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:55 PM   #6350
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I came across this picture on the site of the AD newspaper.

The responses in the news article are hilarious!
Ow wel looks like the tower will take shape.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 06:39 PM   #6351
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They've been POURING since 8:15 this morning (not sure about pouring but concrete tube was there since 8:15) anyway its north side of the site and right hand side from the webcam view.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 06:59 PM   #6352
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They are definitely pouring as there is a concrete truck against the pump. The quesiton is where are they pouring? Are they pouring above the PATH deck or are they pouring the north core. It is hard to tell because you can't see where the arm is pointing, however if the arm is still extended for another 3-4 hours it is probably the north core.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 07:45 PM   #6353
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Nice to see this baby rising.
...few months or even 1 or 2 years later this baby will be huge!!
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:06 PM   #6354
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Why was this thread locked?
Plus, Im not excited at the rate of this construction, if the core is going to rise this rate, then this wont top out for years!
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:42 PM   #6355
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Maybe this tower will NEVER finish, oooo... scary isn't it?

no more complaints and lets enjoy every step of the way and every concrete tubes LOL.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:47 PM   #6356
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Why was this thread locked?
Plus, Im not excited at the rate of this construction, if the core is going to rise this rate, then this wont top out for years!
The thread was locked because of the bullshit that posted here, the people who did that were banned. Just like the people that still want to go off topic in this thread in the future.

And yes it's going slow, there were some problems with the North core (the lower of the two parts) when that's is sorted both North and South core will probably go faster again.

One positive thing about the speed, it will be finished when the whole financial crisis is over!
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:26 PM   #6357
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I think that now that the under grade work is done, this will start to shoot up. It happens with all towers.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:30 PM   #6358
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What were the problems with the north core?
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:38 PM   #6359
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Bad batch of concrete was poured (under 14,000 p.s.i) which is well under compression strength that is required for freedom tower's lower portion of the structure. The concrete had too much air content inside it, with visible holes appearing on the surface of the concrete as well. Therefore al this bad batch of concrete was all scrapped out and re-poured. This is probaly the delay.

BTW I found a photo which people might no have seen before. I haven't...

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/20...oom.ready.html
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:41 PM   #6360
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MoMo, the financial crisis is having no impact on the WTC towers and Freedom Tower; 95% of the contracts have been given out and all the backing has been done.

There are no "problems" with the north core. Last I heard, it needed more time because it is being built by the tracks and will need special reinforcment due to a cantilever, but at grade and above grade, both cores are symmetrical. I think it might be a long time before the north core catches up since this skyscraper has to be insanely strong and no mistakes can be made.

Funny how the eye candy of a few feet can make the difference between 'no progress omg so slow its been the same hole for 6 years waAaAaah' and 'wow look at how fast it's going' when in reality it has been making steady progress since the core first started to grow. I predict it will remain at this pace until they reach about 180' above grade or maybe less then I bet the core will will go much faster.

The below grade work is still far from over because I think they have to complete the below grade work where the PAC and Fulton St would go before fully completing the below grade work on Freedom Tower, all of which could take as much as a year, but that doesn't mean parts of the tower can't rise.

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