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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #6381
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Old October 27th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #6382
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From wtc.com by Joe Woolhead

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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #6383
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mh...wow...
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #6384
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YAY! looking good...
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #6385
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #6386
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The Freedom Tower should have been a twin towers look-alike but in a modern way.

The design FTW.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #6387
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It's rising. That's going to be one big mother trucker when it's finished.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #6388
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It's been grown for a while now, if only blind eyes could see. I can't see it slow down anytime soon but you never know.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #6389
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Any progress is good progress. Nice photos!
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Old October 28th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #6390
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There will be no expense spared with this main tower. I really think that they are going to build up the lobby to look quite glamorous. Something that will impress most people before they even get in line to ride a lift to the obs deck - It's not the tallest building (by far) being constructed right now, but it will probably one of the best towers ever built. There will be a serious "wow" factor coming from even the nimbys that didnt want this built - The memorial alone should be enough to create that impact!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #6391
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Structural engineer WSP Cantor Seinuk has doubled it's staff on the Freedom Tower to help progress.

Timken« steel will be used to build the supporting legs of the Freedom Tower's spire.

The New York Power Authority has ordered 12 of UTC's 400 kilowatt fuel cells for the Freedom Tower and other WTC towers. The first of the fuel cells will be delivered to the Freedom Tower in January 2009. It will be owned and operated by the Port Authority.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #6392
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One positive thing about the speed, it will be finished when the whole financial crisis is over!
I think the financial crisis will be over by the time this tower is 1/3 done. When it's finished, the US economy will be in a healthy expansion led by the booming renewable energy sector.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #6393
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I think the financial crisis will be over by the time this tower is 1/3 done. When it's finished, the US economy will be in a healthy expansion led by the booming renewable energy sector.
Yes, and again, everyone will take tons of mortages, to pay for $ 50.000 plastic surgeries, vacantions in Dubai, and buy crap that people don't need (like manolo blahnik shoes, louis vuitton bags, and so).
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Old October 30th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #6394
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Our excess is what make the world go around. and by 'around' I mean like a roller coaster.

Will the progress on the south core have to stop at one point to allow the north core to catch up? I mean, it can't always be way ahead, can it?
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Old October 30th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #6395
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It's risen! FINALLY!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #6396
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Sexy tower. *sigh* preys for the day Australia finally gets a supertall, or atleast something over 300m excluding the spire.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #6397
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Go NY! I can't wait to come back and see the progress with my own eyes!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #6398
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We've waited so long for this building to rise, and when it's finally rising the financial crisis is starting :S
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Old October 30th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #6399
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We've waited so long for this building to rise, and when it's finally rising the financial crisis is starting :S


It'll be just like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler buildings. They were
completed in due time, right in the middle of the depression, without delay. The same will be the result for the Freedom Tower. No financial crisis will affect it whatsoever.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #6400
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It's risen! FINALLY!
The north core? Doesn't seem to have, as far as I can tell.

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completed in due time, right in the middle of the depression, without delay. The same will be the result for the Freedom Tower. No financial crisis will affect it whatsoever.
Exactly right. One skyscraper that the financial crisis HAS had an effect on though is the Chicago Spire, which has been put on hold indefinitely until the mortgage crisis improves (which could be years). Though, I lost 100% of my interest in this project months ago due absolutely no visible progress happening in well over a year of "construction", so I couldn't care less. (That's not straying off topic TOO much!)

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